List of companies 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; 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).
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.
|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||1982||State-owned energy|
|Barbados Stock Exchange||Financials||Financial services||Bridgetown||1987||Primary exchange|
|Barbados Water Authority||Utilities||Water||Saint Michael||1980||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||1972||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||Food products|
Sugar cane growing in Saint Andrew.
The Mutual Life Assurance building in Bridgetown.
Tourist resort in Bathsheba, Saint Joseph