Profiles - Heroes, Pioneers and Role Models of Trinidad and Tobago - Nasser Khan - page 41

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WILLIAM GORDON
(1848-1923)
and
GEORGE GRANT
T
ogether these two men formed, in the later part of the 19
th
century,
the company of Gordon Grant that today still owns businesses in
a number of industries. Gordon was one of the first members of the
Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, serving as its President for many years
between 1888 and 1918. He built as his home the Knowsley Building
which is located around the Queen’s Park Savannah.
GEDDES GRANT
(1866-1934)
H
e started T. Geddes Grant Limited in Port of Spain in 1900,
becoming the local agent of many Canadian firms. Grant was also
active in religious circles as an Elder at Greyfriars Church of Scotland
in Port of Spain for some thirty years.
CHANG HONG WING
(About 1870-1929)
H
e arrived in Trinidad from China in 1904 and started in business
selling general goods and later coal. By 1921 he set up Hong Wing
coffee at Prince Street, Port-of-Spain which today is a well-known
and established family-owned and run coffee-making business (4
th
generation).
GEORGE F. HUGGINS
(1870-1941)
E
arly in the setting up of his businesses, Huggins bought a steamship
agency and a sugar company, establishing Geo F. Huggins in 1895.
He was one of the pioneers of the citrus industry and the first president
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