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From Car Wash to PR: Shakeem O. Springette pursuing his passion

- Young businessman expands his start-up business in less than a year
n January 2019, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) featured young businessman Shakeem O. Springette and the launch of his 'Luxury Styles Cash Wash and Detailing" shop in Sea Cows Bay. Now in just about a year, the young entrepreneur has expanded by launching a second business called 'On Point Publicity'. Photo: Provided/VINO/File
According to Mr Shakeem O. Speingette, his new business is a one-stop-shop for advertising and PR in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Provided
According to Mr Shakeem O. Speingette, his new business is a one-stop-shop for advertising and PR in the Virgin Islands. Photo: Provided
Services at On Point Publicity include making signs, logos, photography editing, clothing lines, billboard advertisements, business cards, flyers, consultancy to help boost local businesses and online promotions. Photo: Provided
Services at On Point Publicity include making signs, logos, photography editing, clothing lines, billboard advertisements, business cards, flyers, consultancy to help boost local businesses and online promotions. Photo: Provided
Turning attention to the future plans for both businesses, he said the plan is to expand the car wash into a detailing centre for people who don’t know or don’t have the time to do it. He now has an employee Devon Queeley handling that aspect of the business. Photo: Provided
Turning attention to the future plans for both businesses, he said the plan is to expand the car wash into a detailing centre for people who don’t know or don’t have the time to do it. He now has an employee Devon Queeley handling that aspect of the business. Photo: Provided
Mr Springette encouraged other designers to collaborate with his company and says he is looking forward to the support from the community. Photo: Provided
Mr Springette encouraged other designers to collaborate with his company and says he is looking forward to the support from the community. Photo: Provided
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - In January 2019, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) featured young businessman Shakeem O. Springette and the launch of his 'Luxury Styles Car Wash and Detailing' shop in Sea Cows Bay. About a year later, the young entrepreneur has expanded by launching a second business called 'On Point Publicity'.

According to Mr Springette, the new business is a one-stop-shop for advertising and public relations in the Virgin Islands.

"We deal with advertisements and publishing. We help promote people and companies by advertising their products and services," he told VINO.

One-Stop PR Shop 

Springette said other services also include making signs, logos, photography editing, clothing lines, billboard advertisements, business cards, flyers, consultancy to help boost local businesses and online promotions.

According to the entrepreneur; however, the car wash business will remain a second division of his overall company.

"The car wash was just a start-up, I started it because I noticed people don’t have water at home so we could provide that and a service for them at the same time," he said. 

Springette said the reason for his new move into Marketing and PR is due to having experience and because of a promise made to his father, Semor Springette, just before entering business.

"I learned most of what I know from him. I always told him I’ll take over/get into this field because of him. I honestly love it and want to pursue this career," he said. 

Future plans & goals 

Turning his attention to the future plans for both businesses, he said the plan is to expand the car wash into a detailing centre for people who don’t know or don’t have the time to do it.

He now has an employee, Devon Queeley, handling that aspect of the business.

In terms of the advertising company, Springette said his dream is for it to become a place where "other graphic designers can come together as a group and create a full-fledged agency." 

He encouraged other designers to collaborate with his company and said he is also looking forward to the support from the community.

Springette can be reached via Facebook 'On Point Publicity'. Persons can also call 1(284)499-1625 or email onpointpublicity.bvi@gmail.com.

15 Responses to “From Car Wash to PR: Shakeem O. Springette pursuing his passion”

  • ... (08/01/2020, 09:06) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    I like how vino always promote our local people
  • Bigups (08/01/2020, 09:09) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Huge Bigups to this youthman the growth in different in the two pictures is astonishing!
  • Sue (08/01/2020, 09:10) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations young Mr. Springette, keeping doing what you doing and stay focus you will eventually get through to your goals in life, but remember to please put God first in everything that you doing. I do hope that you will inspire the young people boys in particular and will encourage them to look at the positive thing in life and try to find something of their dream to do as well.
  • Suga (08/01/2020, 09:12) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Did an awesome job on my vehicle!!!! I highly recommend him as he is very professional, pleasant and humble. Keep it up.
  • dog man (08/01/2020, 09:17) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    congratulations
  • Flawhaa (08/01/2020, 09:51) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wishing yall the Best in the Future. Keep pushing
  • Customer (08/01/2020, 10:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is the car wash? Like to try it out
  • hog city (08/01/2020, 10:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love to see our people on the move clap clap clap clap clap
  • Very Proud (08/01/2020, 10:36) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big Up Shakeem!!! Proud of you and your team!! Keep pushing!!
  • good to go (08/01/2020, 14:35) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go boy I like to see our young man doing positive things and running their own business
  • Chapeau (08/01/2020, 15:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This sounds good, like hard work!
  • rattie (08/01/2020, 16:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our young black boys on the move big up shakeem
  • concern (08/01/2020, 19:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do your thing young men with the Lord’s help
  • Anonymous (09/01/2020, 07:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Across from De La Santa Bakery Sea Cow's Bay @ Customer
  • sha (09/01/2020, 18:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    every time I pass he is there working, with his motivation he will exceed his own expectations.
    keep it hun xoxo


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