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Employees Feel More Involved

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 11:01 PMJanelle Oswald
Contributed Photo Directors of AMG Packaging, from left: George Hugh, Mark Chin, Barrington Chisholm and Michael Chin - general manager.

Today we feature the experiences of LASCO Financial Services and AMG Packaging and Paper Company Limited, who have had excellent results following their listing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange's Junior Market.

Who are the other companies and is this a wise move for the small enterprise sector? Read on and send your feedback to: Barbara.ellington@gleanerjm.com

AMG Packaging and Paper Company Limited was influenced to list of the Jamaica Stock Exchange's Junior Market in 2011 because they wanted to grow their business and raise the capital needed to further develop and expand the company, Kathryn Chin, assistant general manager told The Gleaner.

She said the listing is an opportunity for their employees to feel more involved as shareholders of the company.

Chin revealed that since listing the company has gained more exposure and public awareness. "Being listed has propelled us as a leader in the industry, as it enhances our reputation as being a good corporate citizen," she noted.

Additionally, Chin said the company has increased its product range to include other corrugated packaging materials and purchased machinery that has allowed them to become more efficient, while expanding their facilities. She said the Junior Market listing has also enabled AMG Packaging and Paper Company Limited to enter the consumer paper market and they are now manufacturers of toilet paper and hand towel.

Chin says AMG Packaging and Paper Company Limited would definitely encourage others to join the Junior Stocks Exchange because in the close to five years since issuing their Initial Public Offering, things have been positive.

"Joining the Junior Market has allowed us to grow our business and this is a motivating factor to potential small enterprises. Listing will aid them in further developing the Jamaican economy and the exposure of being a listed company will be a great asset to your business."

The directors of the company are: Mark Chin - non executive chairman; Barrington Chisholm - non executive director; George Hugh - managing director;

Michael Fraser - non executive director and mentor;

Paul Chin - non executive director; Peter Chin - non executive director and Antonia Hugh - non executive director.

(Janelle.oswald@gleanerjm.com)