AML recognizes Grand Bahama employees during annual retreat

The Hon. Michael C. Pintard, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources and Member of Parliament for Marco City brought remarks during the AML Annual Retreat and Employee Awards Ceremony.

AML Foods Limited officials recognized employees from its northern Bahamas division for years of hard work and dedication, as the company wrapped up another successful year recently.

During the annual staff retreat held on Grand Bahama Island, company President & CEO Gavin Watchorn, awarded long-serving employees from three retail outlets for their years of service to AML.

At the event attended by staff members, company executives, community leaders and government officials, Watchorn also presented a comprehensive overview of AML’s performance over the past fiscal year and outlined plans for future growth.

“This past year has been filled with growth and challenges in our Grand Bahama stores. We know that our success is tied closely to the commitment of our team members and the level of service that they render everyday,” Watchorn said.

“As we conclude another year of operation, we would like to thank you for striving everyday to embody our company’s core values and we look forward to working as a team to continuing to serve the Grand Bahama community.”

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources and Member of Parliament for Marco CityMichael Pintard attended the event and brought remarks during the retreat held at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall on West Atlantic Drive.  Speaking on the topic Success Begins With You, Pintard encouraged AML’s staff to continue to excel in the work environment.

Franklyn Butler, Chairman of AML Foods concluded the speaking portion of the event by reiterating the company’s commitment to its employees. He emphasized the common belief that AML’s ultimate success is tied to the employees the organization is able to attract and retain.

A total of 33 team members from Solomon’s Freeport, Solomon’s Lucaya, and Cost Right Freeport, were recognized for completing 5, 10, 25 or 30 years of service with AML. As a thank you, employees received gifts based on their years of service including plaques and travel vouchers.

Two employees, Phillis Hield and Marvin Sears, completed 25 years of service and received $2,000.00 gift certificates from Wide World Forwarding.  The evening’s top honor went to James Thompson, Senior Broker at AML Foods who received a $3,000.00 gift certificate from Wide World Forwarding as a thank you for three decades of dedicated service to the company.

Members from Solomon’s Lucaya’s Produce Department captured the Produce Department of the Year title and Solomon’s Queen’s Highway’s Warehouse Department walked away with the title of the Department of the Year. Jermaine Smith, Food Distribution Manager for Solomon’s Queen’s Highway took home the top award for Manager of the Year for the entire company.