BFSB has opened nominations for the 2010 Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards. Awardees will be chosen for (1) Executive of the Year – CEO level; (2) Professional of the Year – Any level of Management or Supervision (3) Achiever of the Year – Junior and Support levels and (4) Financial Services Development and Promotion awards. The deadline for nominations is 1st October, 2010.

BFSB CEO & Executive Director Wendy C. Warren says, *“BFSB is pleased to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the awards programme, which recognises one of the most important assets of our financial services industry: people power”.* Capacity building is of critical significance to the ongoing success of the financial services sector and remains a cornerstone of BFSB’s strategic planning process and ongoing programme of work.

The Industry Excellence Awards programme was launched in 2001 in collaboration with the Professional Industry Association Working Group (PIAWG) as part of the Financial Centre Focus (FCF) outreach designed to profile the industry. *(See attachment below)* Specifically, this recognition programme profiles role models in the industry for their outstanding performance and contribution to the growth and development of the Bahamian financial services industry.
The Presentations Ceremony for the 2010 Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards has been scheduled for Thursday, 21st October. Also to be announced at the Awards Ceremony will be the winner of the annual Financial Services Student of the Year Award, another recognition programme developed under the umbrella of the FCF.

Nominations guidelines and forms can be obtained from BFSB’s offices in the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre.