Dr. Basil G. F. Springer trained as a mathematician, statistician and operations research scientist. He practised as a Biometrician in the Faculty of Agriculture, UWI, Trinidad; the Caribbean Community Secretariat; Food & Agriculture Organization; and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, between 1968/77.
He was a Management Consulting pioneer (1977) in Barbados and established Systems Caribbean Limited which was sold, in 2000, to local interests as the largest indigenous business development consulting firm in the Caribbean. During this period he specialized in Project Management primarily in the areas of Agricultural Development and Tourism Linkages to other sectors in Caribbean economies.
As a Consultant with the Caribbean Development Bank (1998-2001), he had a mandate to establish an initiative to diversify the economies in the Caribbean by developing what are now called ‘sunrise’ enterprises to replace the fading ‘sunset’ industries such as commodity sugar and bananas. To this end he established and now leads the charge, as a change-engine consultant, with the private sector-led Caribbean Business Enterprise Trust Inc. (CBET).
CBET has recently repositioned itself to promote 'The CBET Shepherding Model' TM which partners with the entrepreneur (or institution) from concept to sustainable business success. CBET is in its sixth year and its legal domicile is in St. Lucia. CBET has developed several business plans for the sugar cane, cotton, agri-business, renewable energy, recreation, media, financial services, health, education and film sectors.
Dr. Springer is now leading CBET into an Enterprise Development mode characterised by the effective optimal partnership between the entrepreneurial opportunity, management practice and appropriate financial instrument to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty as the entrepreneur embarks on a journey from business concept to sustainable business success.
He is Co-Executive Producer of “Hit for Six” a cricket themed full length feature film produced by the Barbadian company Blue Waters Productions Inc. which had its world première in April 2007.