- William Lennon | CSO GroupBDO
GroupBDO visits Port of Spain to promote BPO and F&A Nearshore capabilities of Trinidad & To
07-09 August, 2017. GroupBDO CSO William Lennon and the executive team of a global Indian BPO company had the extreme pleasure to visit The Trinidad &Tobago IFC Headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad this week to secure final measures to move forward with a plan to establish Port of Spain and Trinidad & Tobago has it's nearshore BPO/FAO hub.
Trinidad & Tobago provides an attractive location for the Business Process Outsourcing / Shared Services Industry. International companies are attracted to Trinidad as a location for financial institutions right-sourcing activities. The fact that we are a near shore location, have a highly skilled and available labour pool, a history of economic stability, low energy cost and strong government support are just some of the reasons organizations have selected Trinidad after analysis and comparison to other viable locations in the area.
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has established agencies that provide special incentives to support middle and back-office processing for financial institutions and their BPO providers.
Why Choose Trinidad and Tobago
Quality of the Talent Pool
Trinidad and Tobago is in a position to meet the needs of firms that will operate in the Trinidad and Tobago IFC, providing a well-educated, English-speaking workforce that is competitively compensated when compared to workers in North and Latin America.
Trinidad & Tobago ranks #1 in output per worker in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The country’s talent pool is highly skilled and can support transaction processing activities such as: 
Trinidad & Tobago has an adult literacy rate of 98.6%, this is among the highest in the world
Nationals have undergone F&A BPO training facilitated in collaboration with NIIT Uniqua.
Trinidad and Tobago Rankings: 
T&T Ranks in Top 50 on the BPO Locations Index
33/140 in the overall quality of education
35/140 in education for Mathematics and Science
30/140 for quality of management schools
$1.3B iQor opened its newest Contact Center in Trinidad and Tobago in September of 2015. The site is located in Trinidad's Tamana InTech Park, a new 1,100 acre development. iQor is located in the ICT sector, sharing buildings with some of the largest technology innovators in the world. It has acquired space for over 300 agents, and has rights to expand to more than 750 seats which it has taken up in 2017. "Trinidad and Tobago is the perfect place to expand our nearshore footprint," says Gary Praznik, Executive Vice President of Customer Contact Solutions at iQor. "With its investment in infrastructure, highly educated, English speaking workforce and ease of travel from the U.S., Trinidad has terrific potential as a source of customer service talent." Tamana InTech Park is conveniently located 45 minutes from the Port of Spain and 20 minutes from the nearest airport, allowing easy access to the new site. Trinidad and Tobago is south of the hurricane belt, has a literacy rate of 99% and the primary language spoken is English (heavily influenced by Great Britain).