BBEA Past Winners 2013

On November 14th, over 350 business professionals and community leaders came together to celebrate the best of Burnaby business at a black-and-white gala marking the 14th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards.  Read the news release here and see the gala photos here!

The BBEAs, a joint initiative of the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade, recognize Burnaby-based businesses for excellence across 9 award categories.  As part of the BBEAs, one long-time Burnaby business is inducted in the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame each year, as recognition of many years of business success and community commitment.

The winners of the 2013 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards were:

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 – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers                     
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.
Recipient – Vancity                          
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 – Webtech Wireless                     
Award Sponsor: BCIT: School of Business

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 – Alture Properties                    
Award Sponsor: Vancity

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 – False Creek Collision ECO                   
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.
Recipient – Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society         
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 – Corinne Kessel, Greenscape Design & Décor
Award Sponsor:  Trans Mountain Expansion Project

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.
Recipient – Everland Natural Foods            
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.
Recipient – Alpha Technologies       
Award Sponsor: Burnaby Now

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.
Recipient – ABC Recycling             
Award Sponsor:  Simon Fraser University