Managing Director of FLOW BVI Tim Ringsdore and Marketing Manager Sarah Graham are leaving the telecommunications company.
Ringsdore, who was announced as the firm’s new boss in November 2015, will leave the job this month.
Graham, who was first introduced to the press in July last year, is said to be leaving in May.
“Yes, Sarah has decided to move on and I think she is going to set up her own business, but you probably need to speak to her about that,” said the managing director of FLOW BVI.
The impending departure of the two has come as a shocker to many.
But Ringsdore said he always intended to spend only two years in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), adding that there is no bad blood between him and FLOW.
“When you make up your mind about these things – it’s time to move on. I’ve always said I will be here for about two years. So it’s coming up to that point. For me, it’s time to move on. I feel that I’ve done everything that I needed to achieve here. And, as I said, I am leaving in a very strong position.”
Ringsdore added that he is leaving FLOW with his head held high because of the goals he was able to accomplish.
“I’ve put the foundations in place; we’ve turned the business around. We are much stronger than we were; we’ve relaunched the brand; we got a brand new shop. We’ve got a lot more investment. Virgin Gorda is in a much better position. So, I leave with my head held high, and the team here to support the local community moving forward,” Ringsdore continued.
“I think, in any business when you take over an organization, you never quite complete what you set out to do. I mean it would have taken another two or three years to complete everything. But the thing is, you get to a point when you believe you’ve done as much as you can with what you’ve set out to do.”
The outgoing FLOW boss said he is elated that, under his tenure, there has been huge investment in improving services to customers.
“We have put a lot of investment in since I’ve been here, and improved the service. It’s not perfect yet and there is still more work to be done. But the good news is that I’ve secured the funding for this year and moving into the following year as well. So the islands are in a good position to develop. Certainly, from a broadband perspective, you are gonna see further investment across the islands. We are aiming still, by the end of this year, super-fast broadband will be available to everyone.”
Ringsdore added that, when he leaves the BVI, he will return to the region to seek a job.
“I’m gonna look around the Caribbean now for some other opportunities before I take a short break. So, I am looking forward to spending a bit of time with the family. I am here until the end of April, then I am gonna spend some time with my daughter and son-in-law and grandson in Miami for a month, go back to home for a month, and then in fact I am coming back here in July to continue to look for some work across the Caribbean,” Ringsdore said.
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