BBEA Past Winners 2023

The Burnaby Board of Trade held the 24th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards event 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, as well as the inductee to the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. See the winners below and watch the highlights video!

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: The Amazing Brentwood
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: Hydrogen in Motion (H2M)
Award Sponsor: BCIT School of Business + 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: Punk Rock Pastries
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: Prism Engineering
Award Sponsor: Douglas College

Healthy, Diverse and Inclusive Workplace – For a business that has recognized the value of employee health and wellness, and has created a workplace and culture which supports employees in their efforts to achieve work-life balance and to maintain and improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being. For a business who demonstrated sustained support for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace and as a catalyst for within an industry, organization or local community.

Winner: Microserve
Award Sponsor: Pacific Blue Cross

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: Neil Squire 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.

Winner: Natasha Purnell – Park Insurance Agency
Award Sponsors: Trans Mountain

Business of the Year (up to 50 employees) – For a Burnaby business employing up to 50 people which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service.

Winner: Belmar Consulting
Award Sponsor: Prospera Credit Union

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: ETRO Construction
Award Sponsor: Beedie 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. Individuals, who through their vision and dedication have realized a significant, long-term impact on business in the community, may also be recognized.

Winner: Houle Electric
Award Sponsor: Pacific Link College