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Select Brands turns 5

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 11:00 AMKimberly Goodall
Betty Jo Desnoes (left) and Christa Gore, out to celebrate with Select Brands Jamaica.
From left: Stansfeld Scott's Raiza and Indra Cabral, share smiles for our lens with Marketing Manger of Select Brands, Erin Mitchell.
Co-managing directors of Select Brands Andrew Desnoes (left) and David McConnell (right) shares cake-cutting duties with wives, Natalie Desnoes (second-left) and Tania McConnell.
Selena Deleon looking chic at Select Brands 5th anniversary celebrations at Devon House.
Diane McConnell (left) takes a quick photo with friend, Margaret Croskery.
Celebrating the milestone are from left: David McConnell, his wife Tania, and partner Andrew Desnoes.
Philip Schwapp is in high spirits with his arm candy and wife Melanie.
Select Brands' 5th Anniversary
Denise McConnell (left) and Lorna Myers shares their pearly whites with our lens.
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With their continuous commitment to providing the best in spirits, wines, and beers to the Jamaican market, Select Brands Jamaica invited their customers, partners and well-wishers to join them in an evening of celebration as they acknowledged five years of service on Thursday, November 10.

Approaching the Devon House East Lawn, you could feel the excitement as Select Brands' Tania McConnell greeted guests with warm smiles that set the tone for the evening.

As the lawn filled with high spirits and congratulations, managing directors David McConnell and Andrew Desnoes, made their way through the crowd sharing their appreciation for the support of those in attendance.

Taking to the stage for short formalities, McConnell, said: "This celebration is just to say thanks. We couldn't have done this if you didn't open your minds to a new beverage company." He went on to share the story of how he and Desnoes started the company, and advised attendees to always surround themselves with great partners.

Afterwards, Desnoes took over to share his joy. "We have reached our five-year objective. This event is in your honour, and we're looking forward to five more years," he stated.

The cutting of the birthday cake signalled the end of the formalities and attendees dispersed to the numerous food stations, ready to indulge in long-time favourites, fine niche wines, and libations of all persuasions.