The top small businesses in BC were announced last night as the winners of the 11th Annual SBBC Awards, hosted by Small Business BC.
The competition was fierce and the winners had to prove their excellence among a group of 417 nominated businesses in nine different award categories. The winners were selected after at the conclusion of an intense five-month process that involved online voting, applications and live pitches to a judging panel.
This year’s winners are:
Everybody Loves Rewards Inc. (Save Everyday)
Fully Managed Inc.
Best Green Business
Eclipse Awards International Inc.
Best International Trade
Xanatos Marine Ltd.
Best Online Marketer
Make It Productions Inc.
i-worx Enterprises Inc.
The first-ever Premier’s People’s Choice Award was also handed out last night to Fruiticana Produce from Surrey, B.C. This award went to the company that proved they had the support of their community by receiving the most online votes.
“We created the Premier’s People’s Choice Award to recognize small businesses at the heart of their communities,” said Premier Christy Clark. “Congratulations to Fruiticana Produce and to all the nominees. By expanding your businesses and spurring innovation, you are all contributing to the growing culture of entrepreneurship in British Columbia.”
Premier Christy Clark and the Province of British Columbia are also sponsoring the Premier’s Prize of $1500 cash to the winners of all nine award categories.
“The selection process was extremely tough with such strong, smart and innovative entrepreneurs representing our province,” said CEO of Small Business BC, George Hunter. “We are extremely proud to help showcase the diverse talent and tremendous determination that exists amongst B.C.’s entrepreneurs. We congratulate the winners of the Small Business BC Awards and hope to see even more businesses recognized for their success next year.”
In order to be named among the best in BC, the winners had to gain votes from the public to be shortlisted to the Top 10, then submit an extended application detailing why they deserved to win. Once selected as a Top 5 finalist, they went on to face our panel of judge to prove why they should be named BC’s best.
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