Call for Nominations – Burnaby Business Excellence Awards
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 on November 4, 2021!
Read below to review the award categories and eligibility, and click here to submit a nomination online!
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 specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 and initiatives related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, including new businesses or new initiatives specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, and for either the continued or enhanced commitment to these principles throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthy 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, including specific initiatives and actions taken to support employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, including through activities and programming specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in doing so has made Burnaby a better place to live, work and play, and have contributed to the Burnaby community’s recovery.
Businessperson of the Year – For a local businessperson who, through their personal vision, expertise, dedication and performance in general or specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 in general or specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 in general or specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 August 20th, 2021 at 5pm.