The Judges
Beverley Alleyne
Business and Export Consultant at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC)

Beverley Alleyne is a Business and Export Consultant at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), the Government’s premier agency for business development and export promotion. She has worked extensively with a cross-section of small and large enterprises in the industrial landscape of Barbados in facilitating their efforts to build capacity and/or penetrate regional and international markets. 

As a Senior Business Development Officer in the Export and Business Development Division Beverley managed several key projects, ranging from managing the ecommerce platform for sale of Barbadian products, to leading trade missions to various target markets, conducting market research, and managing the market development and export expansion projects of the Corporation, all geared towards deepening market penetration of Barbados’ goods and services into foreign markets both regionally and internationally. 

Ms. Alleyne received her Master’s Degree in International Trade Policy in 2005 from the University of the West Indies, having successfully completing her thesis paper with a focus on the services sector of Barbados, titled: “The Challenge for Barbados to Sustain a Viable Services Economy in the Context of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)”.   Out of this came a stronger appreciation and understanding of the international trading environment and the types of policy issues that would impact on the way business is conducted in the region and beyond.  She also holds a First Class Honors Degree in Management Studies from the same institution. 

As a professional writer, Ms. Alleyne is a contributor to the “Caribbean Export Outlook”, the investment and trade publication of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), the only regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group.  Her first article, titled, “Agro-Processing – what is our unique selling point?”, examined not just the distinctive agronomic resources of exportable products that are latent in the Caribbean, but also provided overtures to potential strategies for building a Caribbean Brand.  Her second article provided practical insights into the specific market opportunities for trade with Cuba.