Sustainable Business Magazine 04/19

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BLUE PRINT MANAGEMENT

BUILDING A LEGACY

Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Josée Atkinson, CEO at Blue Print Management, about an all-encompassing approach to construction projects, energy-saving technologies, and leaving something behind for future generations. Blue Print Management is a design and construction management company based in Barbados. With expertise in a diversity of specialty areas, from concept development to interior design, maintenance to renewable energy, Blue Print offers a one-stop shop for construction projects. “Blue Print was created to facilitate a better continuity of service for prospective clients,” explains Ms. Josee Atkinson, CEO at Blue Print Management. “Rather than dealing with different people for piecemeal parts of a project, we can offer a well-rounded service where everything is available. We have the resources and a great pool of contacts from the industry who we can work with directly to facilitate a client’s project according to their specifications. They come to us and tell us what they want, then we can ensure everything is done properly and to a high standard.” Mrs. Atkinson started her career in Canada, before moving to Barbados seventeen years ago. “One of the main project

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we were involved with was the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, where my client wanted to create a place for people from here and on holiday to go shopping, dine, and see entertainment and so on,” says Mrs. Atkinson. “We completed everything extremely efficiently and on schedule, projects like this one makes you realized how much there was a need in the industry for someone to provide an impartial mediatory role.” REDUCING CONSUMPTION Blue Print Management quickly gained a reputation for high standards at affordable prices, bringing in further work from around Barbados. “From the delivery of the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, we quickly moved on to other projects,” says Mrs. Atkinson. “These included working on different banks using this all-encompassing style of construction management. For TD Bank in particular, we managed the construction of the building as well as organizing all of the