BBEA Past Winners 2019

On November 7th, 2019 over 350 business professionals and community leaders attended the 20th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala to celebrate the best of Burnaby business.

The Burnaby Business Excellence Awards are a joint initiative of the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade and recognize Burnaby-based businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations for excellence across 9 different award categories, in additional to the 2019 inductee to the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame.  See the winners below and watch the recap video!  Click here for photos from the event!

The winners of the 2019 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards were:

Healthy Workplace – 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.
WinnerPark Insurance
Award Sponsor:  Pacific Blue Cross

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.
Winner:  Cockney Kings Fish & Chips
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.
Winner: Stantec Consulting 
Award Sponsor: BCIT: School of Business and Media 

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.
Winner: Traction on Demand
Award Sponsor: Scotiabank 

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.
Winner: Hemlock Printers
Award Sponsor: Douglas College 

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.
Winner: Progressive Housing Society 
Award Sponsor: ABC Recycling

Business Person 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.
Winner:  Leza Muir, Pacific Blue Cross
Award Sponsor:  Trans Mountain 

Business of the Year (up to 50 employees) – 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.
Winner:  Centaur Products
Award Sponsor: BlueShore Financial

Business of the Year –  For a business that has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service.
Winner:  Hub International Insurance Brokers
Award Sponsor: Appia Development

Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee – For 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.
Inductee:  Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Award Sponsor:  Simon Fraser University