The Judges

Meet the 2017 Small Business BC Awards judging panel, a diverse group of local business professionals:

Best Apprentice Training

Al Sumal, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)
Amelia Chan, Higher Options Consulting
Donna Henderson, ITA BC
Laura Aveledo, Small Business BC
Rieghardt Van Enter, CPA, CMA, Industry Training Authority (ITA)

Best Community Impact

Andrea Welling, YMCA
Gill Tempest, Small Business BC
Linda RubuliakLinda Rubuliak Cultural Training and Consulting
Mike Harris, Vancity

Best Company

Candace Nancke, Loren, Nancke & Company
Cary Frank, KPMG
Joshua Haywood, Small Business BC
Neal Cranna, Sage
Paul Savage, :  Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd.

Best Concept

A Representative of Rogers Communications
Amy Elgie, Small Business BC
Arthur Klein, Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd.
Dana Gordon, Benchmark Law
Mike Gaba, TruShield Insurance

Best Employer

Glen McIntosh, WorksafeBC
Kelly Aslanowicz, HRMA
Meredith Holmes, Small Business BC
Quinne Davey, HRMA
Tony O’Brien, TruShield Insurance

Best Immigrant Entrepreneur

Alpana Sharma, Womens Enterprise Centre
Cecilia Mkondiwa, Womens Enterprise Centre
Jenny Ly, Double L Screen Printing Inc.
Roop Johal, Small Business BC
Vikram Vij, Vij’s Restaurant

Best Innovation

Colin How, BCIC
Connie Miao, Small Business BC
Jacqueline Gustafson, KPMG
Renata King, Northern Development Initiative Trust
Ross Mackay, FrontFundr

Best International Trade

Alison Boulton, Export Navigator
Andrew Dilts, MLT Law
Belinda Mui, Small Business BC
Russell Koenigbaur, UPS Canada

Best Marketer

Angela Bains, TransformExp 
Kevin McLeod, Yardstick Services Inc.
Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC
Mhairi Petrovic,
Sonny Magon, Yellow Pages Group

We thank the judges for volunteering their time for the Small Business BC Awards and look forward to their deliberations. Let the pitching commence!