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Our first steps on the market

The Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) was officially opened by the Rt. Hon. E. W. Barrow, Prime Minister of Barbados on Tuesday, April 25, 1972. The formal opening came at the end of the first session of training programmes and the graduation of those participating in that first session was marked on that occasion.
BIMAP completed its first full year of operations, and fulfilled the expectations of all stakeholders.

Further development

From a very modest beginning in 1972, BIMAP has expanded its programmes and services to organisations, public and private, in the Caribbean region and as far abroad as Africa. This progress has been made possible by the on-going support of members, the Government of Barbados, a well trained staff complement, generous donations from international aid agencies and the prudent advice of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council.

Commitment to Quality Programmes and Services

Over the years, BIMAP has made a sound commitment to focus on delivering quality programmes and services to its clients. As the needs of members and clients continue to change, the Institute has designed and implemented new programmes to meet these needs. In 2008, BIMAP became a registered provider with the Barbados Accreditation Council and was subsequently granted programme approval for its programmes in 2014. The Institute is now in the candidacy stage of programme accreditation. 

Strategic Partnerships

BIMAP has continued forming strategic partnerships with various organisations in Barbados and across the globe. In 2012, BIMAP partnered with the Laureate Group comprising the University of Liverpool in the UK, Walden University in the USA and the Glion University of Hospitality in Switzerland. At home in Barbados, BIMAP Signed a MOU with the Barbados Investment Development Corporation (BIDC) in 2014. BIMAP has also partnered with the Central Bank of Barbados, NCF and the All Stars Calypso tent to sponsor National events.