About Bowen & Bowen

Our Mission

Pursuing Excellence for a Stronger Belize.

Our Guiding Principles

Belize

Bowen & Bowen, Ltd. was established in 1932 and has always been Belizean. Belize is our home, and we pledge to continue being a driving force to this nation and make ethical business decisions for B&B and for Belize.

Business

Leadership doesn’t come from one person; leadership is the actualisation of a common goal with a shared vision. To achieve this type of leadership, we pledge to create an atmosphere of cooperation and openness.

Colleagues

Our strength is our family of employees, and as we grow, we must not lose sight of this. We pledge to respect everyone in our family of employees and create an environment where the individual feels appreciated.

Customers

Our mission, “Pursuing Excellence for a Stronger Belize” is nothing without our customers. We pledge to give our customers the same respect we give our colleagues and to treat them as our extended family.

Our History

1752

Arrival

Henry Bowen came to Belize.

1792

Mannfeild Bowen

Mannfeild Bowen arrives in Belize

1805

Wedding

Mannfeild Bowen marries Mary Hickey

1932

Founding

Bowen & Bowen, Ltd (B&B), a general trading company, was established by Eric W. M. Bowen and his brother Richard.

1938

Richard Moves

Richard Bowen moved to California, USA and Eric bought his shares.

1944

Crystal Botling Co.

B&B establish Crystal Bottling Company and began bottling Crystal Lemonade, In Belize Lemonade referred to Carbonated Flavored Beverages.

1962

Coca Cola Bottling

B&B became the Coca-Cola Bottler.<

1965

Barry bowen Joins

Barry M. Bowen joined his father’s company.

1969

Belize Brewing Company

Eric & Barry establish Belize Brewing Company, started as a partnership with Cerveceria Hondureña S.A. With Cerveceria Hondureña S.A. holding 51%, Eric M. Bowen 24.5%, Barry M. Bowen 24.5%.

1977

Barry Buys Shares

Barry M. Bowen bought his father’s shares in B&B.

1981

Independent Belize Brewing

Barry M. Bowen bought Cerveceria Hondureña S.A.’s shares in Belize Brewing Company.

1983

Belize Estate & Produce

Barry M. Bowen bought Belize Estate & Produce Company.

1988

BEC & Gallon Jug

Belize Estate & Produce Company renamed Belize Estate Company and Gallon Jug Agroindustry was formed.

1995

BAL

Established Belize Aquaculture Limited – the first environmentally friendly shrimp farm.

2000

New Brewery

Belize Brewing built a new state of the art Steinekery (Krones) Brewery.

Michael Joins

Michael H. M. Bowen joined his father company.

2010

New Leadership

Barry M. Bowen died and was succeeded by his son Michael H. M. Bowen.

2012

BAPCOL

50% of Belize Aquaculture was sold and spun out the Warstila Power Plant to establish Blair Athol Power Company.

2014
New Facility

Crystal Bottling Company built the John Armstrong Memorial Building.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Michael H. M. Bowen
Chief Executive Officer
Claudio Ferrera
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Denton
Chief Business Officer
Shelley S. Bowen
Chief Creative Officer
Hilberto Martinez
Chief External Affairs Officer
Kevin M. Bowen
Chief of Operations
Nolan Michael
Chief Production Officer
Evita Romero
Director of Human Resources
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