Technology conglomerate, the Amber Group, has been awarded the 2021 Caribbean Council’s Excellence in International Business Award.

The Amber Group is the second Jamaican company to cop the award, which will be officially presented later this month.

The Caribbean Council is a long-established trade and investment membership organisation based in the United Kingdom.

It supports responsible and sustainable private-sector-led investment and development in the Caribbean, Cuba and Central America. 

It recognises companies that have created sustainable solutions for the region’s needs, and celebrates vision and success in the Caribbean private sector. 

According to Managing Director of the Caribbean Council, Chris Bennett, the judges were impressed with Amber Group’s rapid growth, regional expansion and in particular, training new generations of computer coders in Jamaica.

Last year, the technology conglomerate launched the Amber HEART Coding Academy and the Coding in Schools Programme, to prepare students for software development and programming.

The Amber Group’s team of multi-stacked software developers were also behind the recently launched, Ministry of Transport and Mining’s Travel Pal Application. 

Managing Director of the Amber Group, Michael McNaughton, expressed gratitude for the award after what he said was a very successful year for the business.