BBEA Past Winners 2012

On November 7th, 2012, a black-and-white gala event was held to celebrate the 13th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards. The top business event in Burnaby, the BBEAs recognized the achievements of our local business community by presenting awards in 10 categories.

Family-Friendly Organization of the Year – For a business that has recognized the importance of supporting employees as they balance the demands and responsibilities of both work and home roles, and has created a flexible and supportive workplace and culture with “family-friendly” policies and practices.

Recipient – Pacific Blue Cross                      Award Sponsor:  Vancity Savings Credit Union


Burnaby Community Spirit – For a business having demonstrated outstanding commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and for the strong support of local service agencies and Not-For-Profit organizations.

Recipient – Scotiabank                           Award Sponsor: City of Burnaby


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

Recipient – Teradici                        Award Sponsor: British Columbia Institute of Technology


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.

Recipient – Gloo Studios                      Award Sponsor: Electronic Arts Canada


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.

Recipient – Gourmet Baker                    Award Sponsor: Encorp Pacific Canada


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.

Recipient – Computers for Schools, BC              Award Sponsor: ABC Recycling

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

Recipient – Mark Bodie, Habitat Systems             Award Sponsor:  Central Park Place


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

Recipient – West Pacific Consulting Group    Award Sponsor: North Shore Credit Union


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

Recipient – Ritchie Bros Auctioneers        Award Sponsor: Burnaby Now


Hall of FameFor a widely recognized Burnaby-based business which has demonstrated outstanding business success over many years and has had a positive and significant impact on the community.

Recipient – G&F Financial Group          Award Sponsor:  Simon Fraser University


For information on the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, contact Cory Redekop at 604-412-0100 or

A joint initiative of the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade, the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards represent an opportunity to recognize and honour Burnaby businesses that have demonstrated outstanding business excellence, innovation, success and contributions to our community.