Long Service Awards
Port of Spain, Trinidad. December 6th, 2017. On November 30th, the House of Angostura presented awards to 62 employees who celebrated between 10 to 40 years anniversary working at the Laventille based company. Among the employees receiving awards, were the present CEO Genevieve Jodhan for 10 years’ service, one of the country’s multi-sport endurance athletes, Diane Henderson for 25 years, well-known master distiller, John Georges for 35 years and the longest serving staff member, Leon Gordon, who has been with the company for the past 40 years and is retiring in 2019. Other long-standing employees were; recently retired, John Walcott from the distillery department who also celebrated 35 years, Ralphy Goindhan (a collector), Lindsey Wilson (working in Bond 4) and David Woods Jr. (working in Stores), each celebrating 30 years at the House of Angostura. Genevieve Jodhan, in her position of CEO, addressed the awardees saying; “It is a tremendous privilege to be here with you tonight as we celebrate years of dedicated service to the House of Angostura. Together we have accumulated more than 1,000 years of service there. That is indeed an achievement to celebrate! It is our work, our dedication that go into making the iconic bitters and the superb rums that are enjoyed every single time someone drinks a Manhattan or a Queen’s Park Swizzle, anywhere in the world; from London to Moscow, from Brisbane to San Francisco. You and I … from one tiny island of just over 1.3 million people; we make that happen. We have a lot to be proud of! I take this opportunity to thank you and to congratulate you on your Long Serve Award.” The awards and dinner was held at the company’s hospitality booth at the Queen’s Park Oval, with family and management in attendance, enjoying the ambiance and the festive season.