Finalists Announced for the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards

The finalists for the 20th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards were announced today at a Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) luncheon attended by over 200 business, community and political leaders. The nine award categories recognize leading businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Burnaby for their success, innovation, community involvement, and environmental sustainability. In addition, the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown was formally inducted into the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame as the 17th business to receive that honour.

“Co-hosting the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards in partnership with the City of Burnaby is an honour. Burnaby is an extraordinary, diverse and innovative business community and these awards offer the opportunity to recognize and celebrate these great organizations.” said Paul Holden, BBOT President & CEO.

The finalists in each award category for the 2019 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards are:

Business of the Year

  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
  • HUB International Insurance Brokers
  • Para Space Landscaping
  • PerfectMind

Business of the Year (up to 50 Employees)

  • Centaur Products
  • Integra Eyecare Centre
  • Me-n-Ed’s Pizza Parlors Burnaby
  • Royal Treatment Therapeutics
  • Tippet-Richardson

Business Innovation

  • Adele-Rae Florists
  • Luongo Electric
  • Nu Stream Realty
  • Stantec Consulting
  • Trainwest Management and Consulting

Healthy Workplace

  • Acme Fire and Safety Co.
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
  • Para Space Landscaping
  • Park Insurance
  • PerfectMind

Not for Profit Organization of the Year

  • Burnaby Arts Council
  • Dixon Transition Society
  • Pacific Post Partum Support Society
  • Progressive Housing Society

Environmental Sustainability

  • BumperNow Plastic Welding
  • The City of Lougheed (Lougheed Town Centre)
  • Hemlock Printers
  • Ricky’s Group of Family- Style Restaurants
  • Simon Fraser University: Meeting, Event, and Conference Services
  • Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (
  • Vancity Credit Union

Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Adele-Rae-Florists
  • Inside Edge Hockey Training
  • Nu-Stream Realty
  • Traction on Demand
  • VEER Business Advisors

Business Person of the Year

  • Dr. Rehana Kassam and Dr. Rozina Budhawni,
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  • Dr. Henry Reis, Integra Eyecare Centre
  • Wells Peng, Nu Stream Realty
  • Leza Muir, Pacific Blue Cross
  • Farid Dordar, Perfect Mind
  • Rosanna Ferraro, Salon Glam
  • Jenny Wun, West One Real Estate Marketing

Community Spirit

  • Cockney Kings Fish & Chips
  • Salon Glam
  • Silver Bullet Shredding
  • Tippet-Richardson
  • Traction on Demand

About the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards (BBEAs)
Each year, the Burnaby Board of Trade, in partnership with the City of Burnaby, recognizes and celebrates the best of Burnaby businesses, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profits. The 20th Annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala will take place on November 7th, 2019 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.   For more information on the BBEAs, visit