2024 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Call for Nominations is now open for the 25th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards!

Click here to submit a nomination!

The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards is a joint initiative of the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby and is an opportunity to recognize

and honour Burnaby businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs for their successes, perseverance, innovations and commitment to community.

Applications are open to any Burnaby-based business, and self-nominations are encouraged!  Share the great things your business is doing, or help us recognize and celebrate a local business — big or small — that embodies business excellence, community involvement, or environmental sustainability.

Successful nominees will be included in the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards program. Finalists in each category will be named in October, with the winners announced live at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala in November, 2024!

Read below to review the award categories and eligibility, and click here to submit a nomination online!


Award Categories:

Burnaby Community Spirit – For a business having demonstrated outstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility, strong support of local service agencies and not-for-profit community organizations, and outstanding community initiatives and activities.

Business Innovation – For ingenuity and innovation in product design, marketing, science, technology, productivity, commercialization, business planning, employee training and other business activities in general, or specific to activities.

Entrepreneurial Spirit – For having demonstrated a highly entrepreneurial approach to launching a new business or a new initiative within an existing business with significant results in key business metrics.

Environmental Sustainability – For a business that has made protecting, sustaining and enhancing natural resources an integral part of their business plan by adopting strategies and activities that reduce energy and materials consumption and/or eliminates waste and pollution.

Healthy, Diverse and Inclusive Workplace – For a business that has recognized the value of employee health and wellness, and has created a workplace and culture which supports employees in their efforts to achieve work-life balance and to maintain and improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being. For a business who demonstrated sustained support for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace and as a catalyst for within an industry, organization or local community.

Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year – For a Not-For-Profit organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the Burnaby community and its citizens, and in doing so has made Burnaby a better place to live, work and play.

Businessperson of the Year – For a local businessperson who, through their personal vision, expertise, dedication and performance has been an outstanding role model for business development and excellence.

Business of the Year (up to 50 employees) – For a Burnaby business employing up to 50 people which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service in Burnaby.

Business of the Year – For a business that has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service in Burnaby.

Key Eligibility Rules:

  • Nominees must have a business location in Burnaby and a valid Burnaby business license
  • Self-Nominations ARE accepted
  • Nominees do NOT need to be Burnaby Board of Trade members
  • All sizes and sectors are equally eligible
  • A business or individual is ineligible to win the same award category more than once in three years
  • Not-for-Profit or charitable groups, private institutions and other non-government agencies are considered on the same basis as for-profit businesses with the exception of “Burnaby Community Spirit”
  • An award may not be issued for every category, depending on the applications received
  • A nominee may be issued an award for a category other than the one for which they were nominated

The Call for Nominations will close on July 12th, 2024 at 5pm. 



Major Corporate Sponsor


Hilton Vancouver Metrotown


Award Sponsors


ABC Recycling BCIT Douglas College
Pacific Blue Cross Trans Mountain logo Beedie
Prospera Credit Union Pacific Link College


Gold Sponsors


Simon Fraser University Port of Vancouver