List of companies of Barbados

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Location of Barbados

Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Americas. It is 34 kilometres (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 mi) in width, covering an area of 432 km2 (167 sq mi). It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 km (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea;[1] therein, it is about 168 km (104 mi) east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 400 km (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Its capital is Bridgetown.

Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Forty percent of the tourists come from the UK, with the US and Canada making up the next large groups of visitors to the island. In 2014, Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index ranked Barbados joint second in the Americas (after Canada, equal with the United States) and joint 17th globally (after Belgium and Japan, equal with the US, Hong Kong and Ireland).[2]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Bajan Helicopters Industrials Industrial transportation Bridgetown 1989 Air transport services, defunct 2009
Banks Barbados Brewery Consumer goods Food & beverage Wildey 1961 Brewery
Barbados Light and Power Company Utilities Electricity Bridgetown 1911 Power utility
Barbados National Oil Company Limited Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Woodbourne[3] 1982[3] State-owned energy
Barbados Stock Exchange Financials Financial services Bridgetown 1987 Primary exchange
Barbados Water Authority Utilities Water Saint Michael 1980[4] state-owned utility
Barbados Ice Cream Company Consumer goods Food & beverage Bridgetown 1901 Frozen desserts, food products
CariAccess Telecommunications Telecommunications Bridgetown 1999 Internet service provider, defunct 2007
Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation Consumer services Media Bridgetown 1963 State-owned TV and radio
Caribbean Media Corporation Consumer services Media Bridgetown 2000 Television content
CarIFS Financials Financial services Bridgetown 1999 Financial services
Central Bank of Barbados Financials Banks Bridgetown 1972 Formal central bank
Chefette Consumer services Retail Bridgetown[5] 1972[6] Fast-food restaurant chain
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Financials Banks Warrens 2005 Bank
Columbus Communications Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Bridgetown 2004 Part of Cable & Wireless Communications (UK)
Ice Records Consumer services Media Bayleys UNKNOWN Record label
Jesus Army Productions Consumer services Media Cave Hill 2003 performing arts
Mount Gay Rum Consumer goods Food & beverage Bridgetown 1703 Distilleries (rum)
REDjet Consumer services Travel & leisure Bridgetown 2010 Airline, defunct 2012
Sagicor Financial Corporation Financials Insurance Wildey 2002 Insurance
Solar Dynamics Consumer goods Personal & household goods Bridgetown 1972 Solar hot-water heaters
Starcom Network Consumer services Media Wildey 1935 Radio broadcasting group
Sunbeach Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Bridgetown 1995 Internet service provider, defunct 2013
TeleBarbados Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Bridgetown 2006 Telecommunications, now a part of Cable & Wireless Communications (UK)
Barbados Advocate Consumer services Media Bridgetown 1895 Newspaper
Nation Publishing Consumer services Media Bridgetown 1973 Newspaper, part of One Caribbean Media (Trinidad and Tobago)
Trans Island Air 2000 Consumer services Travel & leisure Christ Church 1982 Airline, defunct 2004
Voice of Barbados Consumer services Media Bridgetown 1981 Radio, part of Starcom Network
West Indies Sugar & Trading Company Basic materials Basic resources Bridgetown 2008 Sugar
WIBISCO Consumer goods Food & beverage Bridgetown 1910[7] Food products