Congratulations to Far Out Fish Hut Restaurant and Bar in Montego Bay, the winner of our latest competition. The popular seafood restaurant has won a competition open to the businesses that are part of our ‘booster’ programme. To enter the competition, businesses were asked to submit a risk assessment for their business, or for a particular activity, experience or facility.  The judges were particularly impressed by the detailed precautions identified in Far Out Fish Hut’s assessment, as well as the multiple solutions and examples of what can be done to mitigate any future risks.   

Far Out Fish Hut, which offers fresh seafood prepared to order in a sea-side location, plans to use the prize money to enhance health and safety measures in the restaurant, including food storage areas, as well as to install safety signage.  

Blayne-Anthony Dalley, Director of Far Out Fish Hut said, “I’m delighted to have won this competition and will definitely use the funds to help mitigate some of the identified risks.  These unprecedented times have been challenging and so I want to thank Big Up Small Business for the work they continue to do. Kudos to the organization for their efforts to help build Jamaica’s micro and small tourism enterprises.  It is highly appreciated.” 

Coral Purvil Williams from Big Up Small Business said, “The importance of risk assessments to small businesses cannot be overstated. It’s a vital part of looking after customers and staff and of being a good business owner or manager. By reviewing and improving health and safety, businesses can strengthen their operations, connect to the international market and improve efficiency.  I’d urge anyone who runs a small, tourism business to have a look at our guide to health and safety, which is available for free on our website, and ensure they have everything covered.” 

A guide to health, safety and security for small tourism businesses is available free for all small tourism businesses.  The guide is part of a toolkit called ‘Are You Ready for Recovery?’ that includes modules on markets and products, pricing and getting ready for business.  If you haven’t already downloaded our ‘Are You Ready for Recovery’ toolkit, designed specifically for small tourism businesses in Jamaica, click here.

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