BBEA Past Winners 2018

On November 1st, 2018 a crowd of 350 business professionals and community leaders attended an ice-themed 19th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala to celebrate the best of Burnaby business.  Read more about the event here and see the 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, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations 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 a history of continued business success, leadership, and community commitment.

The winners of the 2018 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.
Recipient – Clio
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 – Kardium
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 – Dageraad Brewing
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.
Recipient – Rocky Mountain Soap Company
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 Community Services
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.
Recipient – Raminder Grewal, Keystone Environmental
Award Sponsor:  Burnaby Now

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 – Nanotech Security
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 – Hemlock Printers
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 –  Charlie’s Chocolate Factory
Award Sponsor:  Simon Fraser University