BBEA Past Winners 2014

On November 6th, three hundred and fifty business professionals and community leaders came together to celebrate the best of Burnaby business at a west coast-themed gala event for the 15th anniversary of the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards. Read the news release here and see the gala photos here!

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 for excellence across 9 different award categories.

As part of the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards program, one long-time Burnaby business is inducted in the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame each year, as recognition of many years of continued business success and community commitment.

The winners of the 2014 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 – Down Syndrome Research Foundation
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 – Electronic Arts        
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 – Schneider Electric
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 –
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 – SFU Ancillary Services
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 –  Down Syndrome Research Foundation
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 – Kazuko Komatsu, Pacific Western Brewing
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 – Still Creek Press
Award Sponsor: BlueShore Financial

Business of the YearFor a business that has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service.
Recipient – Paladin Security
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.
Recipient – Hart House Restaurant
Award Sponsor:  Simon Fraser University