Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Handed Out; Burnaby Business of the Year Award goes to Traction on Demand

On November 2nd, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby hosted the 18th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, recognizing organizations that have demonstrated outstanding business success and have had a positive and significant impact on the community. The event, held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, was emceed by Global BC on-air personality Jennifer Palma.

Winners were honoured in nine award categories, in addition Milani Plumbing, Drainage and Heating was recognized as this year’s Burnaby Business Hall of Fame inductee.

Taking home the Business of the Year award was Traction on Demand, a cloud consulting and software development firm based in Burnaby.  Traction on Demand is the largest Salesforce.com consulting and application development partner and has become one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America.

Business of the Year (up to 50 full-time employees) was awarded to Cockney Kings Fish & Chips. Opening its doors more than 50 years ago, Cockney Kings has been the seafood go-to for Burnaby families for generations and remains committed to serving the best fish & chips with a focus on great quality, fresh ingredients, and outstanding customer service.

Other highlights of the evening included the always witty (and slightly self-deprecating) video introduction by Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, a tradition of the Gala over the past several years, and the champagne reception to kick off the night.

“The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala is a wonderful opportunity for us, and the City of Burnaby to truly recognize the contributions of businesses and organizations that make Burnaby such an exceptional place to live, work, and do business. I’m very proud, not only of the winners, but of all our truly deserving finalists.”

The winners in each award category were:

Healthy Workplace – Binnie

Burnaby Community Spirit – Lougheed Town Centre

Environmental Sustainability – Interfor

Not-for-Profit of the Year – Burnaby Neighbourhood House

Business Innovation – LMI Technologies

Entrepreneurial Spirit – Fortius Sport & Health

Business Person of the Year  – Peter Legge, Canada Wide Media

Business of the Year (up to 50 Full-Time Employees)  – Cockney Kings Fish & Chips

Business of the Year  –  Traction on Demand

Business Hall of Fame Inductee  – Milani Plumbing, Drainage and Heating