Sunday 22 September, 2019

BEC launches new business app

From left: Executive Director of the Barbados Employers' Confederation (BEC), Tony Walcott, President of the BEC, Marguerite Estwick; Managing Director of the Barbados Light & Power, Roger Blackman; Diana Douglas, BEC 2nd Vice President; Everton Browne 1st Vice President

From left: Executive Director of the Barbados Employers' Confederation (BEC), Tony Walcott, President of the BEC, Marguerite Estwick; Managing Director of the Barbados Light & Power, Roger Blackman; Diana Douglas, BEC 2nd Vice President; Everton Browne 1st Vice President

The concerns of the business community about Barbados’ declining ranking on the Ease of Doing Business index over the years is being addressed by the Barbados Employers Confederation (BEC).

The umbrella body of private sector businesses has launched a new mobile app called the BEC Business Box.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by Executive Director of the BEC, Tony Walcott, during the organisation’s business luncheon as part of the week of activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary.

Walcott said the BEC has been striving to improve its service to members through the use of social media.

“The Barbados Employers’ Confederation in following its mandate to provide targeted, proactive solutions presents its Business Box in an effort to increase the speed of doing business.”

He explained the app will allow users access to data on the BEC and has a live chat feature to facilitate interaction with BEC members. Also included is contact information for members and staff. BEC members can request updates on procedures to handle work stoppages and can also view wage settlement information. There is also a feature which allows members to upload success stories about dispute mediation and suggestions for members to follow.

The BEC Business Box will be available for download from May 11, 2017.

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