Dr. Ralph S. Williams is the Founder & Chairman of Williams Industries Inc., “Bizzy” as he is affectionately known, has 54+ years’ experience in the manufacturing and construction industries. Williams Industries Inc. has grown into a diversified Caribbean corporation with its headquarters in Barbados; it controls fourteen wholly-owned and several joint venture companies in Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago.
These companies operate in a diverse range of sectors, including manufacturing, electrical engineering, hardware, and lumber supply to the construction industry, waste recycling, water desalination, well drilling, real estate development, equipment rental, sewage treatment, alternative energy, cellular communication, restaurants and shopping malls and yacht charters.
Mr. Williams was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young Caribbean Entrepreneur of the year in 2000 and the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Multiple Enterprise Creation’ in 2001. Following that global recognition, Mr. Williams was awarded the Barbados Gold Crown of Merit in 2002 for his outstanding contribution to Barbados' business and industry. For Barbados 50th Independence Celebration, Mr. Williams was awarded the Barbados Jubilee Honour for his contribution in the field of Entrepreneurship in the area of innovation. Mr. Williams is a life member of the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers, and in 2015 he received an Honorary Degree – Doctor of Science, DSC. From the University of the West Indies. Recently, Mr. Williams was made a Fellow of the Association of Professional Engineers of Barbados.
In reality, Bizzy is just a guy who enjoys pioneering new businesses that he believes will be good for Barbados and Williams Industries. He surrounds himself with very skilled people who drive the businesses to create wealth and enjoy sharing that wealth with all who help create it. He rewards results achieved, not promises made. In his own words, his greatest achievement has been the creation of the Williams Industries business model that has enabled over 400 employees to become part owners of Williams Industries Inc and over 800 to share in the profit made by the group of companies.
Mrs. Shelly Williams is a qualified Protocol and Etiquette Trainer, Board director of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, a shareholder of Williams Industries Inc., and wife of business magnate Ralph “Bizzy” Williams. She devotes much of her time to philanthropy and educating young people. She founded this business in 1999.
Her life’s motto:
“I believe in turning my hobbies into viable businesses, that way, it never feels like a job.”
Mrs. Phillips has been in the travel and aviation industry for over fifteen years. She now manages a team of twenty persons and is known to them as “our Diva,” a nickname she acquired for her impeccable sense of style and because she is always immaculately attired.
Her life’s Motto:
“Always lead by example.”