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Corporate Social Responsibility
A true measure of success is the impact a company makes on society and the community in which it operates.
At Beacon we hold this philosophy dear which is why every attempt is made to enrich and enhance the lives of those around us through the creation of opportunities for development and growth. In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” Here’s a quick look at some of the outstanding people and events we have had the privilege of being involved with in 2011…
“We believe that sport has the power to transform not only bodies, but also minds and attitudes, and we’ve proven that with our long-term investment in cycling.”
Having nurtured the sport through its infancy, we have helped to bring it to a level where our races are internationally recognized. Beacon sponsors a wide range of cycling events each year, of which the flagship event has been the Beacon Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Festival, an exciting, nail-biting race that has become a staple of the international sports calendar, featuring participants from across the globe, including Argentina, Canada, South Africa, Italy, the United States—and, of course, the Caribbean! In recent times, this event has evolved to include a cultural aspect intended to attract a wider audience by showcasing our diverse customs and traditions.
There are few sports as exciting as game fishing: communing with nature while battling it out with kings of the ocean—and fellow anglers—really gets the adrenaline rushing! Beacon is proud to sponsor many of the Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association’s events throughout the year, including the Wahoo and Junior Anglers’ Tournament. The Grenada Fishing Tournament is one of the most exciting and competitive in the region. Anglers throughout the Caribbean sail to Grenada for this electrifying event and we’ll forever be cheering Christian Hadeed, one of our Directors, who always takes part in the quest for the biggest fish!
We have a need for speed—which may be one of the reasons that we support Beacon’s Carnival of Speed Car Rally, held at the Bushy Park Racing Circuit in Barbados. It was excitement galore as the nail-biting finishes, action-packed collisions and one or two close shaves kept spectators eyes riveted to the race course – thousands of motor racing fans of all ages turned out to witness the fast and furious driving that is the hallmark of an exhilarating rally.