Business View Caribbean, July/August 2018

72 73 THE FLOWERS GROUP FLOWERS GROUP THE BUILDING CAYMAN SINCE 1946 T he Flowers Group is one of the oldest Caymanian owned and operated businesses. Founded in 1946 by Clarence “CL” Flowers, the company has diver- sified over six decades into a myriad of businesses primarily run by Clarence’s three sons, Frank, Richard, and Clar- ence Bradley. Today, the Flowers Group embodies everything from concrete block manufacture, to polystyrene products, bulk and bottled water, aviation security and baggage handling, and real estate developments such as Cricket Square. It’s a proud testament to CL’s tenacious work ethic and simple philosophy: to be successful you have to foresee a need and supply it be- fore anyone else; and you have to be the best. At its very core, the Flowers Group is a good-hearted company with integrity in its DNA. When other block com- panies went out of business, instead of hiking up prices, they lowered them, always putting the customers and the