Tortuga imports keeps on growing

The Tortuga Rum Cake Company, also trading as Tortuga Imports Inc, has received several plaudits in 2009.

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Chief Financial Officer of the Tortuga Rum Cake Company Marcus Simmonds and his wife Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, president and CEO of the thriving business. Photo: Submitted

Named by Inc. magazine as one of the Top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the third consecutive year, the business, which handles global sales and distribution of the rum cakes and other regional gourmet products, had a 50.1 per cent revenue growth from 2005 to 2008.

According to the company, it was also ranked in the Inc Top 100 for the Food and Beverage Industry bv the business publication.

Trading as the Tortuga Rum Cake Company, Tortuga Imports, Inc. was earlier recognised as one of Florida’s Top Women-Led Businesses by The Commonwealth Institute and Florida International University.

DiversityBusiness.com, the nations’ leading multicultural internet site, has also added the Tortuga Rum Cake Company to its list of the Top Small Businesses in the United States.

‘Given the economic times, we are especially proud of our business success and strive to continue to earn such accolades,’ says Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, the president and CEO of the Tortuga Rum Cake Company. She founded the company with her husband Marcus who is the company’s chief financial officer. ‘Our entire team is dedicated to providing excellence in our products and service to our customers,’ she said.

We offer an authentic ‘taste of the Islands’ to America and the world.’

The Inc. 5,000 list honours growing entrepreneurial companies in the U.S. An extension of the magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list, it is the third year that the publication has taken such a comprehensive look at the wealth of rapidly growing businesses that represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

The 2009 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To be considered for inclusion in the 2009 Inc. 5,000 list, companies had to be privately held, based in the United States, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2005 and $2 million in 2008.

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