One of the key things that helps to drive our teams forward is our passion to help
and serve the communities local to us. We pride ourselves on open communication,
breaking down barriers in both community and industry, treating everyone with the
same values of quality of service and respect.
We feel it is vital to put back into the communities where we operate, this takes many
forms from larger formal organisations such as The Princes Trust, through to low key
direct action such as shipping clothing to children in Grenada, a life boat to Tortola,
play equipment to Bequia, and much needed aid in the aftermath of disasters.
This April, Kestrel are delighted to be sponsoring the Bequia Easter Regatta, a fabulous 5-day sailing extravaganza synonymous with top-class yacht racing. This year, the event will be taking place over the long Easter weekend, attracting visitors from far and wide to enjoy an exhilarating Caribbean...
Last month Kestrel Group CEO Andy Thorne, set off for St Vincent to join four highly reputable ‘Angel Investors’, together making up the judging panel for this year’s Pitch It Vincy; an event organised by the St. Vincent Investment Promotions Agency Invest SVG, with the support of the Caribbean Expo...
Each year, tensions run high at Kestrel HQ as the management team begin the grueling selection process to nominate the fastest, most furious Kestrel employees to zoom to glory in the annual Charity Go-Karting event. This particular race organised by our fantastic customer GDM Lindex, has become some...
The Prince’s Trust Awards recognise the achievements and hard work of young people who have received the Trust’s assistance. Their determined nature has helped them succeed in challenging circumstances and against all the odds. Because of this, Kestrel are very proud, to have not only worked with th...
Kestrel Group have collaborated with a youth rugby team, Cadishead Rhinos, and agreed to sponsor the club.
As part of this sponsorship, our logo will appear on the players’ new shirts and we will be updated with regular news. As well as this, we received a fantastic framed shirt to put...
The Prince's Trust, founded in 1976, is one of the United Kingdom's
most successful funding organisations. We at Kestrel never fail to be
inspired by their ongoing efforts to uplift the younger generations.
In January 2017, we partnered with the Prince's Trust International, a new International arm
launched in 2015, to deliver their 'Get into Logistics' programme. The 'Get into' is an employability
scheme in Barbados with the aim of helping disadvantaged young people on the island gain vital
sector-specific skills. Our first wave of students on the 'Get into Logistics' programme all graduated
with flying colours.
Mark Davidian from Kestrel had the pleasure of giving the participants of
'Get into Logistics'
their graduation certificates.
He heard first-hand the benefits of the programme to the young people involved.
I was very honoured to attend the Prince's Trust International Event and to meet this first
wave of students – an inspiring group of enthusiastic, energetic young people looking to find
a start and hopefully building a career in logistics. As the future of their industry they
need to be given a chance. The benefits from this programme are already being realised in
Barbados and we look forward to seeing the programme expand across the Caribbean region.
One of the biggest success stories of the 'Get into Logistics' programme was our trainee Orian.
We were so impressed with her commitment and enthusiasm, we offered her a job in our offices in Barbados.
We're pleased to report that she accepted, saying:
Six weeks ago I knew nothing about shipping! In five weeks I have learnt so much. I am looking
forward to finding out so much more about the shipping and logistics industry. I am particularly
looking forward to seeing a product on the shelves in Barbados knowing that I played a part in
We have also had the pleasure of working with the Prince's Trust International to sponsor their very
successful 'Get into Hospitality' programme. This is an intensive 12-week programme which supports
15 young people who are not yet ready to enter employment and works with them to develop not only
their confidence but also other key skills they will require through a residential week, community
project and work placements. This programme also boasts a high degree of success with helping young
people to find opportunities within the hospitality industry.
Here at Kestrel, we owe our success to the many different communities around the globe, so we are
proud to support those who support us. We remain aware of the many different issues that these
communities face, and are eager to help them however we can as it is part of the Mission Statement
that Kestrel is built upon.