Waterford and Katalyxt
Jamaica Observer Tuesday 26May 2015:
view the link http://jis.gov.jm/waterford-high-students-develop-anti-praedial-larceny-device/
Case Study: Robert Levy CD
Robert Levy: Entrepreneur
Age: 74 (at the date of interview)
Age at start of business: 18
Firm: Jamaica Broilers Group of Companies
Areas for consideration included: ethnicity, family background, financial capability, experience, marketing, technology and resilience.
Family Background and Ethnicity
Mr. Robert Levy’s father, Sydney Levy, was an entrepreneur. In 1957 he started Jamaica Broilers Limited (JBL), a small family business that imported baby chicks from the United States. Mr. Robert Levy, much like his father, and uncles possessed an entrepreneurial spirit. He was able to transform a small family business into one of the Caribbean’s leading agro-industry successes. Robert Levy married Judy McDonald and together they have four children: Christopher, Wendy, Amanda and Stephen.
Sydney was one of five brothers better known as the Levy brothers, who together seeded several entrepreneurial ventures. They operated a successfully company, Levy Brothers Limited . One branch of the Levy family hailed from Portugal.