Glenelg celebrates its 25th anniversary with a series of activities that give back directly to the community which has dedicated itself to the company and the spirit of its late founder, Dr EP Stan Friday, who was a keen agriculturalist, environmentalist, island scholar and active sportsman.
To commemorate his vision, the celebrations included the official opening of the Dr EP Stan Friday Computer Lab donated to St Patrick’s Anglican Primary School, where the Friday Family gave computers, printers, iPads, a smartboard and projector — followed by a ceremony at the Anglican Church in Sauteurs where a beautiful wreath of flowers was laid on his resting place.
“Glenelg was started by my father 25 years and along with my siblings Angus, Sarah and Jason, we are committed to continuing the legacy of great tasting water, keeping the village of Mt Reuil employed and giving back to Grenada. Our customers have been instrumental in bringing us to our Silver Jubilee, and we are going for Gold!” affirmed Chairman, Dr Michele Friday MD FSCAI.
Locally owned and operated, Glenelg has been supplying the nation with natural spring water that has won the trust of health-conscious people for a quarter of a century. The two-time recipient of the Grenada Chamber of Commerce People’s Choice Award, also unveiled a docu-ad to distinguished guests at Grenada’s idyllic Spice Island Beach Resort, giving onlookers a glimpse of the never-before-seen pristine environment surrounding Glenelg’s source.
The compelling and timeless docu-ad detailed the company’s journey and highlighted Glenelg’s ongoing investment its plant facility, automation of the process of bottling and development in human resources has led to this indigenous brand being the first internationally recognised Grenadian bottled water.
“25 years of Glenelg represents resilience! As a pioneer in the industry, a great deal of work was necessary to confront adversity, in our ever-changing business climate. Brand Glenelg remains a household name that is reliable trustworthy and consistent,” expressed Managing Director, Afia Bubb.
For the last 25 years, Glenelg has mobilised a community that has been able to improve their lives through a brand loved by the people. This year Glenelg will endeavour to do more to reduce its carbon footprint by focusing on environmentally sustainable practices.
Glenelg is committed to giving back to the nation of Grenada, which has been instrumental in the company’s growth and development over the years. Glenelg is a proud partner of a variety of initiatives islandwide and has with great pleasure, extended its support to NGOs and initiatives focused on nurturing youth in sports, and cultural festivals throughout Grenada and our sister island Carriacou that keep Grenadian tradition alive.
They will continue to sponsor positive programmes for youth like Just Sports managed by Lester Smith and the Junior Murray Cricket Academy, which allows children of all ages to learn how to play cricket under the guidance of Junior Murray, a former West Indian cricketer and the first Grenadian to play Test cricket for the West Indies.
The directors, management and staff extend a hearty thank you to their valued customers, partners, stakeholders and Grenadian people for being a part of their journey as they continue to pride themselves on purpose, to hydrate Grenada and encourage its nation to make healthier choices for a long, fruitful life.