Address: PO Box 100, Twickenham Park, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica, W.I.
Telephone: 876-749-9800
Web Site:

The following information was gathered from the company's website on March 9, 2012:

Carreras Limited is the leading marketer and distributor of cigarettes and tobacco related products in Jamaica. The company is a publicly listed company with local and international ownership. Jamaican shareholders own approximately 49.6% of the company with the majority interest being held by British American Tobacco.
With a market share of 98%, Carreras is the qualitative and quantitative leader in Jamaica’s tobacco industry. The Company currently markets and distributes four (4) brands– Craven “A”, Matterhorn, Dunhill and Rothmans
Carerras has had a rich history in Jamaica. From as early as the 1930s Carreras UK had been selling some of its cigarette brands in Jamaica. In the late 1950’s to the early 1960’s those cigarettes were distributed by Bonitto Brothers.
In 1962 Carreras of Jamaica was registered “to carry on business as tobacco and cigar merchants and importers of and dealers in tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, snuff, matchlights, pipes and any other articles required by or useful to smokers…” In 1963, the company was the first Jamaican company to establish a manufacturing plant in post-independent Jamaica.
Since Independence in 1962, Carreras has built a reputation for producing high quality cigarette brands to meet the diverse tastes of its consumers.
From 1975 to 1994, Carreras diversified its operations to own:
Agricultural Products of Jamaica
Carreras Development Limited
Carreras Exports Limited
Cigarette Company of Jamaica
Graphic Arts Limited
Island Bottlers
Jamaica Flexographic Limited
Jamaica Graphic and Printing Supplies Limited
Rothmans of Pall Mall (Jamaica) Limited
Sans Souci Hotel
The Jamaica Biscuit Company
In the 1990s, the company aggresively began the divestment of its non-tobacco business as part of a strategy to return to its core tobacco business, ending in 2005 with the sale of Sans Souci Hotel. In June 1999, BAT merged with Rothmans International and acquired controlling interest in Carreras Limited.

The following information was gathered from the company's website and the Jamaica Stock Exchange on January 16, 2014:

Marcus Steele - Managing Director

Denver McDonald - Marketing Deployment Manager
Martins Osuji - Trade Marketing & Distribution Manager
Gavin Jordan - Finance Director & Company Secretary
Olivia Constantine - Human Resource Manager
Christopher Brown - Corp. & Regulatory Affairs Manager

The following information was gathered from the company's website on March 9, 2012: 

Richard Lewis - Chairman

Marcus Steele - Managing Director

Michael Bernard

Hon. William 'Billy' McConnell, OJ

Oliver Holmes

Amanda Cavill de Zavaley

Eduardo Castaneda

Gavin Jordan

The following information was gathered from the company's website on March 9, 2012:

Carreras continues to be a winning organization, receiving several awards in various categories of business; from being a top employer to the best performing company.
Jamaica Stock Exchange Best Practices Award for Best Performing Company
The Best Practices awards were established by the Jamaica Stock Exchange in 2004 with the aim of recognizing publicly listed companies who uphold best practices standards. Over the years Carreras has maintained a track record of strong performance in this competition.
2006- 3rd Runner-up Best Performing Company
2007- Best performing Company
2008- 2nd Runner-up Best Performing Company
2009- 1st Runner- up Best Performing Company
2010- Best Performing Company
The company copped the prize from a field of over 50 listed companies for its outstanding performance in enhancing shareholder value in areas of return on capital, improved profitability and direct return on shareholdings.
This award exemplifies the commitment of the Carreras team to enabling sustainability through increasing growth, productivity and shareholder value.
Jamaica Employers Federation Top Small Employer of Choice Award
Excellence is a habit for our team members and Carreras consistently demonstrates exceptional commitment to the growth and development of all employees. For our leadership in this area, we received the Jamaica Employers’ Federation Top Small Employer of Choice Award for Jamaica for 2008. This prestigious award recognizes employers who score highest on a list of factors identified by employees in a survey conducted in 2008. The factors include learning opportunities, profitability, health & safety, good corporate image and treatment by management.
Corporate Social Responsibility Awards
Corporate Social Responsibility; it’s right, it’s responsible, it’s what we do at Carreras and we’re proud to say that we’re leading the way among companies in the private sector. Carreras has been recognized for its sterling contribution in enriching society and being an exemplar corporate citizen through its Corporate Social Responsibility receiving 2 first of a kind awards by the following organizations:
Jamaica Employers Federation (JEF) Award on Corporate Social Responsibility (2008)
Carreras was the recipient of the Jamaica Employers Federation Award on CSR for 2008 through it’s “Voluntary integration of social and environmental concerns in the business operations and it’s interaction with stakeholders” as described by the International Organisation of Employers (IOF), the international parent body of the JEF.
Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) Award for Most Strategic Approach to CSR (2008)
Carreras was deemed to have a highly strategic approach to CSR, building it into the total business plan thus ensuring long-term business success and sustained contributions to society.
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