Ian K Ramdhanie, msC,
The first local company to solely offer outsourcing services in T&T, Aegis Business Solutions Limited, recently celebrated its 14th anniversary. The company, which is 100 per cent home grown, first opened its doors in 2001 and continues to innovate and build a reputation among local and foreign investors.
Aegis was originally formed to legally separate the accounting outsourcing, corporate secretarial and payroll divisions of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Practice leader of corporate secretarial services, Joanne Webb, who has been with the company since its inception and has seen its growth, said: “We were not sure how the business community would have responded to Aegis, as the concept of outsourcing was relatively new in Trinidad and Tobago in 2001. However, 14 years later, our corporate secretarial division is the largest of its kind in the country. It has been a rewarding journey.”
In addition to providing accounting outsourcing, corporate secretarial and payroll services, Aegis has expanded its offerings to include human resource advisory, internal audit and financial advisory. Additionally, the corporate secretarial division now offers minute taking and work permit services.
Chairman, Angela Lee Loy, gives credit for the company’s success to her people.
“Our teams really work together to ensure they continuously deliver as trusted partners. Their technical strength gives me a sense of security to execute the services for the clients. I can have all the brilliant ideas but I am not the one to execute. Our people can and they take pride in our clients’ businesses,” she said.
Aegis underwent a complete rebranding last year and expanded its operations to Chase Village, Chaguanas, to better provide services to businesses in central and south Trinidad. This 14th anniversary caps off an incredible year for the company as the external audit firm, Aegis & Co., recently announced Vijay Parabdeen as a new partner.
The company also took some time off on July 31, to reflect and recharge at their annual staff event, entitled Aegisfest, at Valencia, east Trinidad.