Simone Clarke-Cooper at the helm of Supreme Ventures Limited’s philanthropic efforts
Simone Clarke-Cooper‘s career has been centred around Media and Communication. While gaining her Bachelors and Masters in Television at CARIMAC, UWI, Mona, she was also working at the (then) Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC), getting the practical television experience in both aspects – production and presentation. Her portfolio in media management grew and that experience proved critical when she decided to leave mainstream full time media and step into a communication role that was more corporate in nature. Although the learning curve was steep, she had the right foundation for success in her new role at Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) in 2016 as the Assistant Vice President of Group Corporate Communication.
Clarke-Cooper’s business philosophy encompasses contributing in a fulsome way to building a successful business that is the best in the local industry, as well as comparable to other businesses such as hers within the international space. She uses profitability and philanthropic efforts to define success and advocates that one cannot be done without the other. The company was formed in 1995 and is very serious about its corporate social responsibility. SVL supports several initiatives across the island which includes the areas of sports, education and health. Committed to working with NGOs to support children’s homes and numerous community-based initiatives, there are several small scale requests from communities that the company tries to support. SVL acknowledges that these investments build a better future for Jamaica.
Supreme Ventures Limited is committed to shaping communities where its people are gainfully occupied and constantly growing and developing. This is done through sponsoring workshops, community football programmes or cricket. According to Clarke-Cooper, “It all comes back to assisting those within the communities, especially the younger ones, to build their skillsets in areas in which they may have potential. This makes them better poised to succeed.”