Monday, September 24, 2018

Garland Law cops Scotiabank Vision Achievers People’s Choice Award

Audrey Tugwell Henry (left), Executive Vice President, Retail, Scotiabank presents the plaque for Scotiabank's Vision Achiever People's Choice Award to Garland Waugh, Managing Partner at Garland Law on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at Terra Nova All Suite Hotel's Venetian Suite

Garland Law is the Scotiabank Vision Achievers programme People’s Choice Awardee for 2018. After earning 2,872 votes on social media, the law firm has walked away with the $80,000 prize. GD Film’s Garreth Daley earned second place with 2,517 votes, followed by Kay-D’s Farms’ Kadeon Davis who earned 1,907 votes, to wrap up the top three.

Managing Partner Garland Waugh leads the Garland Law team, together have over 80 years of experience on the Jamaican legal landscape. Waugh is dedicated to expanding the reach of the firm, and envisions one day becoming the leading Law Firm in the Caribbean.

“I took over this firm four years ago, and having completed the Scotiabank Vision Achievers Programme, I now have the skills to really operate a business,” Waugh explained.

Waugh, was exceptionally pleased about being named People’s choice award winner, having worked arduously with his team to secure this position.

“To have won this award is testament to the commitment and hard work of my staff and my supporters all across the world. I’m very happy for the win and I have also recognized that when you work together as a team you can do impossible and great things,” he continued.

The Scotiabank Vision Achievers programme kicked off in March of this year. Led by Action Coach, Marcia Woon Choy, the programme included training in sales, systemising business processes, marketing, and understanding business financials.

Kaysia Johnson Vaughan, Marketing Manager at Scotiabank, explained that exposure to the programme builds more than business capacity.

“Persons have expressed that the Vision Achievers programme positively impacts their own personal development,” stated Johnson Vaughn. “It allows them to become better leaders and more confident in their abilities.”

The Garland team shared similar sentiments. As pointed out by Waugh, the award has given the firm visibility and has enriched their team with additional tools to ensure continued success.

Holding a strong belief in the concept and value of sowing, Garland Law plans to use the prize money to sponsor charitable initiatives in need of aid.

“One of the things that we have embarked upon is finding ways to touch the lives of people. Throughout the process of Vision Achievers, we have sponsored the Jessi Ripoll primary school. We have also sponsored the University of Technology’s faculty of Science and Technology in their international science fair. We want to do more of that and we want to give more,” Waugh stated.

The Scotiabank Vision Achiever programme is a part of the Bank’s continued interest and commitment to nation development and building.

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