Frances – Ann Minors has been at the helm of A.S. Bryden & Sons (Antigua) Ltd for 10 years, following the untimely passing of her father, Mr. William “Bill” Minors, in November, 2007. Though having grown up in the family business, and holding roles at Brydens during her college years, the sudden passing of her father meant she only had an extremely short leadership transition (four months). However, with the support and cooperation of the then management team, Frances-Ann accepted the challenge to lead the organization.
Frances Ann completed her secondary education at the Christ The King High School and then went on to receive her Associates Degree from the Santa Fe Community College, and then a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Florida. After working several years in the United States, she then went back to school where she earned an (MBA) Masters of Business Administration From the European School of Management (ESCP-EAP), in France in 2007.
Upon her return to Antigua in 2007, her focus was on the organizational re-structuring of Brydens, that typically follows the ‘changing of the guards’ . Her intension was to build a strong management team that would help propel the Company forward, while maintaining its leadership position in the market. Next was attracting new portfolios and expanding the business, first with the establishment of a wine division as well as the growth and expansion of its existing divisions. Frances -Ann’s vision for the company is to be the leading distribution company in Antigua and Barbuda by delivering quality product and customer service. She is a strong believer in community development and directs the company’s participation in community outreach and charitable activities.
Family oriented, Frances – Ann aims to create her own legacy for employees to follow. She hopes that her leadership, drive, respect for her employees and focus on professionalism will engender a response of personal commitment and dedication From all members of the Brydens family.