SURREY BOARD OF TRADE
Surrey Business Excellence Awards
This Surrey Board of Trade awards program celebrates Business in Surrey - a great place to live, learn and work! The businesses featured each year – the nominees and finalists - have reached a special point of business success. The Surrey Board of Trade for the past 15 years have celebrated Surrey businesses in this way. During the awards program that takes place on November 6, 2014, attendees learn what the Surrey Board of Trade represents to their business members which is; economic opportunity, workplace development and education, international trade, government advocacy and business connections.
Surrey is the fastest growing city in Canada and a powerful economic engine in the Lower Mainland. With the largest industrial land base in the region, businesses from near and far are looking at Surrey as their choice to do business in. Surrey has the advantage of being centrally located in the fast-developing Fraser Valley between the commercial hub of Vancouver and the US Border.
Surrey has five major highways as well as deep sea docking facilities and proximity to two international airports – Abbotsford and Vancouver.
Surrey is exciting now! Surrey has an exciting future! And you are ALL a part of it!
Surrey also stands at a critical juncture where the right decisions and investments have and will create economic opportunities for a generation and beyond. The Surrey Board of Trade stands behind the decisions to create a vibrant downtown Surrey and to develop all town centers in Surrey. Why? This harnesses the ability to bring in international businesses as well as local and national investment opportunities for Surrey. The government advocacy, that the Surrey Board of Trade engages in has realized many successes and delivered great media profile locally and nationally. Please check out the work that they do behind the scenes to drive Surrey’s economy at their website – businessinsurrey.com.
The event focuses on the strength and innovation within every entrepreneur to take an idea and use it as the foundation for building a business. The video presentations, shown in the evening, are inspirational – from the very small business to the large business to the not for profit service organization to the very innovative student entrepreneurs.
They are all trendsetters. They have made their dreams a reality and inspire others to make their dreams come true.
VIP Reception Sponsor:
The Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey Business Excellence Awards are accessible to all businesses in Surrey. The awards help local organizations improve their performance, while providing an introduction to business assessment and business excellence models.
- Business Excellence Award (1-10 employees)
- Business Excellence Award (11-40 employees)
- Business Excellence Award (41+ employees)
- Not-For-Profit / Association Award
- Business Person of the Year (any leadership role)
- New Business of the Year (Surrey business operating less than 3 years)
- Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Student Entrepreneur of the Year Winner: Aaron Li, Shirts Reborn
Sponsored by Simon Fraser University
Category 1: 1-10 Employees Winner: Darpan Magazine
Sponsored by Copytek Print Centres
Category 2: 11 - 40 employees Winner: Astrographic Industries Ltd.
Sponsored by Polycrete Restorations
Category 3: 41+ employees Winner: Solaris Management Consultants Inc.
Sponsored by KPMG LLP
New Business of the Year Winner: Life Skills Therapy
Sponsored by Century Group
Not-for-profit Winner: Semiahmoo House Society
Sponsored by Abbotsford International Airport
Business Person of the Year Winner: Bill Rempel
Sponsored by Hamilton Duncan Armstrong & Stewart