BIG CREEK GROUP
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To create sustainable economic activity aimed at improving the living and environmental conditions of the people of southern Belize.
To revolutionize the Company to have the strength of a big company combined with the leanness and agility of a small company.
Is based on responsibility and mutual respect. The mainstay of our strategy is to offer a level of client focus that is superior to that offered by our competitors.
The Big Creek Group is a group of investors who facilitate and oversee the operation of several companies in the privately-owned community of Big Creek, in Southern Belize. The key members of the Group are Michael Duncker, Antonio Zabaneh, and Zaid Flores, all businessmen who are involved in a variety of major industries such as shrimp, bananas, citrus, port facilities, ship agency, and fertilizer and agrochemical distribution.
The Port of Big Creek, a member of the Big Creek Group, is intimately tied to the Country’s banana industry. It has been at the center of the development of the Port and the Big Creek Group. In the early 1980s, the once government-owned and foreign-managed banana industry was on the verge of collapse. Belize could not afford to have the Banana Industry collapse simply because of the employment it provided and the hard currency it was generating for the country. The UK government, because of the historical links to Belize (former British colony), was providing a preferential market for Belize’s bananas but the production was too small to justify the efforts; the shipping time was too long and manual loading on barges, transported to Guatemala for transshipment to the UK, was just not costeffective and created significant quality issues.
Big Creek Group
The Company’s management philosophy is based on responsibility and mutual respect. People who come to work here want to come because we have created an environment that encourages creativity and achievement. The Company aims to become a leader in all of its business activities. The mainstay of our strategy will be to offer a level of client focus that is superior to that offered by our competitors.
To help achieve these objectives, the Company seeks to attract highly motivated individuals that want to work as a team and share in the commitment, responsibility, risk taking and discipline required to achieve our vision. Part of attracting these special individuals will be to build a culture that promotes both uniqueness and a bias for action. While we will be realistic in setting goals and expectations, the Company will also be aggressive in reaching its objectives. This success will in turn enable the Company to give its employees above average compensation and innovative benefits or rewards, key elements in helping us maintain our leadership position in the worldwide marketplace.