Nearly 400 business, government and community leaders came together Thursday night (Nov. 17) to celebrate the best of the Burnaby business community at the 23rd annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards.
The awards are a joint initiative of the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT), with the aim of celebrating success stories and innovations in the city business community. Five awards are presented recognizing excellence in corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, workplace culture, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as four overall awards celebrating the top non-profit, businessperson, small business and large business of the year.
“Hosting the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards in partnership with the City of Burnaby is an honour.,” said Paul Holden, BBOT president and CEO. “Burnaby is an extraordinary, diverse and innovative business, and we are so proud to represent and celebrate these businesses and entrepreneurs.
“Congratulations to all of the remarkable finalists in each of our award categories – each of you has made contributions and efforts this year that are worth celebrating.”
The evening also celebrated this year’s Burnaby Business Hall of Fame inductee, Pacific Blue Cross. The Hall of Fame induction is a special honour bestowed jointly by the BBOT and the City of Burnaby each year to a widely-recognized, Burnaby-based business that has demonstrated outstanding business success over many years and has had a positive and significant impact on the community.
The 2022 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards winners are:
Best Community Spirit: Vancity Burnaby Heights Community Branch
Sponsored by: City of Burnaby
Business Innovation: Nano One
Sponsored by: BCIT School of Business + Media
Entrepreneurial Spirit: BAK’D Cookies
Sponsored by: Scotiabank
Environmental Sustainability: Svante
Sponsored by: Douglas College
Healthy Workplace: Houle Electric
Sponsored by: Pacific Blue Cross
Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year: Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Sponsored by: ABC Recycling
Business Person of the Year: Scott Billows – Belmar Consulting Group
Sponsored by: TransMountain
Business of the Year (up to 50 employees): GBC Law
Sponsored by: BlueShore Financial
Business of the Year: Daiya Foods
Sponsored by: Beedie