Gillian Charles-Gollo

READY TO SHARE: Gillian Charles-Gollop, third right, CIBC First Caribbean executive director, Corporate Investment Banking and Advisory, with the six Tobago finalists and the judging panel at the Canto conference at the Hyatt Regency last month.

An entrepreneur looking to boost or expand their business needs all the support he or she can get and this includes opportunities to woo investors. Regardless of what great story is told or presentation made, investors need specific items for consideration, said Gillian Charles-Gollop, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s executive director, Corporate Investment Banking and Advisory.

Speaking at the Caribbean Women in ICT power lunch and pitch hosted by Canto on July 23, Charles-Gollop offered the audience tips on best steps to attract an investor. CWIC is the culmination of a women’s entrepreneurship programme facilitated by SmartTerm, a Caribbean e-learning solutions provider. Its aim is to share candidly with six young Tobagonian female entrepreneur finalists what investors are looking for in a business pitch.

Get caught up with news from the news leader
Subscribe now and get access to the Trinidad Express E-paper


This week, we at Bourse take a look at the financial performance of two major players in the Non-Banking Finance sector: Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited (SFC) and Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL), for the six-month period ended June 30th, 2019. 

LAST week saw 1,346,042 shares traded on first tier market, a decrease of 14.24 per cent on the previous week’s total of 1,569,519 shares crossing the floor. The value of the shares traded was up by 15.62 per cent to $14,347,690.73 from the previous week’s value of $12,409,110.29.

Thanks but no thanks. Wheel and come again. This is the message president of the Public Services Association Watson Duke has sent to UNC political leader Kamla Persad Bissessar, who on Tuesday called for unity with the trade union movement, ahead of next year’s general election.

THE Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Petroleum Company Mike Wylie has taken leave of absence from the job on medical grounds. This was confirmed by chairman of Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Company (TPH) Wilfred Espinet, who said the CEO was on sick leave.