Welcome to Barter plus Trade Exchange one of the mechanisms that will allow businesses to effectively and fully participate across the modes of cashless trade.

• Barter plus is the first modern trade and barter platform in Trinidad and Tobago. This is an alternative commercial trade payment option that opens the door to new business, as well as cash conservation. It is an electronic platform that allows you to purchase goods and services for your business as well as sell your products to existing and new clients on a cashless basis. With modern trade and barter you buy and sell with any member for any quantity that you require.

Barter plus is owned and operated by Planning Support Services Limited, a locally owned company whose mission is to assist individuals, groups and organizations with the implementation of their goals. Established in 2005, Planning Support Services has now undertaken the objective of establishing and growing the cashless trade exchange business in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region.

As a small or mid-sized business, whether a young or established operation, it's not uncommon for you to sometimes struggle with low demand and poor cash flow. A barter network that offers an alternative "currency" in the form of trade units opens up a world of possibilities for you. Using trade dollars instead of TT currency allows you to sell more products and services, and attract new clients while conserving cash for other expenses.

Dunstan Lodge Jr.
Founder

Dunstan Lodge Jr. is a general insurance professional with thirty five (35) plus years’ experience in marketing, product and service training and client base management in Trinidad and Tobago and the Eastern Caribbean. Over this period he has held several management positions with leading regional insurers. A past student of St. Mary’s College, Port-of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Dunstan holds professional certifications in General Insurance, Customer Service and General Insurance Loss Adjusting. Several years ago Dunstan discovered and became enthused by the world of commercial barter, now called Modern Trade and Barter and began his research of the industry and the value that such activity could bring to Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region. Dunstan is an avid movie goer and is also passionate about bowling i.e. the 10 pin variety.

Josephine-Anne Lodge
Founder

Josephine-Anne Lodge is a graduate of the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago with a B. Sc. Degree in Economics. She also acquired Project Management Professional (PMP) certification for the period 2009 to 2015. She is currently Owner and Director of Planning Support Services offering market research and business event planning services. Previous pursuits included strategic planning and project analysis at The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited over the period 1991 to 2001. Her personal interests include dance, cultural events and she is an ardent supporter of Trinidad and Tobago’s sporting athletes.