Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and Richard Branson host discussion panel for young entrepreneurs

Press Release:-June 12, 2019 – Recently, two of the Caribbean’s most iconic personalities implored entrepreneurs to shake off the fear of thinking global and find the courage to take on the world by hosting a discussion panel and luncheon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday, June 6th.

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, the Caribbean’s top hotelier and Founder of Sandals Resorts International and Richard Branson, the Founder of Britain’s Virgin Group double-teamed in their joint call to business owners, especially the young, to use their Caribbean experience to launch out into the international marketplace.

 The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston gathered young entrepreneurs with high hopes and brand new ideas. They took in every word of advice offered by Branson and Stewart, both empire builders and creators of world-renowned brands, as well as long-time friends.

 “Be not afraid to think global. Start where you are and believe in your product,” Branson said, singling out his Virgin Records for its modest start in London before becoming the world’s largest independent recording company.

 He said the Caribbean was an ideal place to launch from, describing it as “to die for” and “akin to the Garden of Eden,” the biblical oasis where God created Adam and Eve — the first man and woman who would later populate the world.

 Stewart, who built his Sandals empire from a rundown hotel in Montego Bay shared his business philosophy saying, “don’t just deliver service but exceed expectations”. Stewart advised the entrepreneurs that “business begins with service, continues with service and it’s all about service. Then promote, promote and promote…in every corner of the globe.”




  1. Anonymous
    June 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Problem is neither of these two clowns bothered to pass along one uncomfortable detail,” that it takes money to make money.” They both come from backgrounds with “old money”, backing them. Opps, an inconvenient truth!

    1. Anonymous
      June 12, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Maybe you should have read about how Richard Branson got started then you would not have sounded soooooo ignorant.

      Continue thinking that it always takes money to make money and you will see how you will forever be in mental prison and possibly poor.
      There are many success stories of millionaires, multimillionaires and billionaires who started with a very dollars BUT they were rich in their mental capacity.

      Most times it is not the money that is lacking BUT the superior state of mind that could transform a poor individual to billionaire status. Read about Jack Ma, 14th richest man in the world who is the founder of Alibaba.
      Maybe you should read about the author of Harry Potter.

      Don’t wait to accumulate money or say if I have money I will do so so, instead attempt to achieve a superior state of mind, because that is what separates these individuals such as Richard Branson, Jack Ma etc from persons who just accept you need money to start.
      Sometimes all it takes to build an empire is a few dollars AND a superior state of mind.

      1. Anonymous
        June 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm

        You obviously share there superior mental ability……..idiot!

      2. Anonymous
        June 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm

        It is “their” NOT “there”.

  2. Anonymous
    June 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Hope those two ‘big money’ guys can tell us where they get their ‘first money ‘ from.

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