Announcing Your 2019 Small Business BC Awards Top 10s

After two months of nominations, voting and enthusiasm from small businesses around the province, the time has come to reveal the Top 10 Semi-Finalists for the 2019 Small Business BC Awards.

We’ve spent the last week hard at work counting your votes. And, alongside our partners at Canada Post, we’d like to extend our congratulations to all of the outstanding businesses that participated this year. We received almost 600 nominations from around the province, highlighting the importance and reach of British Columbia’s small business community.

As the largest small business awards competition in British Columbia, these awards not only recognize the outstanding achievements of local entrepreneurs, they also provide a powerful platform for future success.

So, without further ado, here are your 2019 Top 10 Semi-Finalists:

Premier People’s Choice Award

Presented by the Province of British Columbia 

2 Guys with Knives, Vancouver
Kootenay Canine Adventures, Cranbrook
Legends Academy, Abbotsford
Munday Media & Design, Oliver
Namaskar Yoga, Parksville
Sue’s Clothesline, Creston
The Realm of Toys, Williams Lake
Trench Brewing & Distilling Inc, Prince George
Vancouver Island Hot Sauce, Nanoose Bay
Warmland Garage Doors Service, Duncan

Best Apprentice Training

Presented by ITA 

Diamond Diesel, Surrey
Geotility Geothermal Installations Corporation, Kelowna
Mr. Swirl Plumbing, Coquitlam
Murphy Construction Corp. Pemberton
Norlang Automotive Ltd, Langley
NZ Builders, Victoria
RDC Fine Homes, Whistler
Solid Rock Steel, Surrey
The Garage, Burnaby
Whistler Cooks, Whistler

Best Community Impact

Presented by Vancity

Jo’s Place, Pender Island
Long Table Grocery, Quesnel
MakerLabs, Vancouver
Meanwhile in Sooke, Sooke
Murphy Construction Corp. Pemberton
Namaskar Yoga, Parksville
Okanagan RAWSOME, Grindrod
Riot Brewing Co. Chemainus
Sue’s Clothesline, Creston
Young Moviemakers, Vancouver

Best Company

ARPA Investments, Kamloops
Boldly Creative, Vancouver
Glutenull, Coquitlam
Jade Electrolysis, Richmond
On The Edge Roofing, Ucluelet
Popov Leather, Nelson
Riot Brewing Co. Chemainus
Rycor, Vancouver
SUVA Beauty, Surrey
The Realm of Toys, Williams Lake

Best Concept

Barnacle Systems Inc, Victoria
Campertunity, Vancouver
Haywood Golf, Vancouver
Kootenay Canine Adventures, Cranbrook
Locelle Digital Inc. North Saanich
Motus Health & Wellness, Vancouver
Mr. Quinley’s Weird, Wonderful and (Sometimes) Slightly Odd Adventures, Surrey
Raven Reads Books Ltd. Kamloops
susGRAINable, Vancouver
The Jump Life, North Vancouver

Best Employer

Presented by TruShield

COCO Cafe, Cedar
Erickson Coaching International, Vancouver
Insights West, Vancouver
Jo’s Place, Pender Island
Lux Insights, North Vancouver
MQN Architecture and Interior Design, Vernon
Murphy Construction Corp. Pemberton
Natural Evolution Hair Studio, Parksville
Redstamp Agency, Coquitlam
ZedStudio, Coquitlam

Best Immigrant Entrepreneur

Presented by Small Business BC 

Arora Comfortechs, Vancouver
e-Visa Immigration Services Inc. Vancouver
HJ Wu & Company Inc. (CPA), Vancouver
Kipling Media Ltd, Vancouver
LifeStyle Channel Ltd. Vancouver
Liontech Solutions, Vancouver
Marwick Marketing, Squamish, Vancouver, Vancouver
Westbridge Media, Vancouver

Best Innovation

AirGMS, Vancouver
Coulson Ice Blast, Port Alberni
Enercheez, Nelson
GenomeMe Lab Inc. Richmond
GotHire, Vancouver
Lift Startups, Comox
Mommy Brain Creatives Inc. Vancouver
M·Y·O Cosmetic Cases, Surrey
Traction Guest, Burnaby
The Self Publishing Agency, North Vancouver

Best International Trade

Community Customs Brokers Inc. Surrey
Earths Eats, Coquitlam
Elate Cosmetics, Victoria
Mr. Quinley’s Weird, Wonderful and (Sometimes) Slightly Odd Adventures, Surrey
Pacific Coast Seafood Distributors Inc. Surrey
Popov Leather, Nelson
Photoras Consulting, Surrey
Shakti Acupressure Mat Canada, Vancouver
Sumo Environmental Products Inc. Vancouver
Thai Roots Trading Corp, Vancouver

Best Marketer

Array Web + Creative, Nanaimo
blueberrycloud, North Vancouver
Claris Media, Fernie
Get Clear Consulting, Abbotsford
KIMBO Design Inc. Vancouver
Kipling Media Ltd, Vancouver
Longevity Graphics, Coquitlam
SUVA Beauty, Surrey
SYN Interactive, Vancouver
Town Hall Brands, Vancouver

The Next Phase

These businesses will now be invited to submit an Extended Application Form which will be used by our judging panel to determine the Top 5 Finalists, who will be invited to pitch why they are BC’s best.

Winners will be announced at our Small Business BC Awards Gala on February 21, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

All winners will receive the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash, a one-year All-Access Pass to Small Business BC education and experts, and the honour of being named a top BC small business.

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The Small Business BC Awards Gala will bring together over 600 small business owners, supporters, providers and government officials to network at a glittering reception. Tickets come with a three-course dinner and two complimentary drink tickets, as well as access to pre- and post-event networking.

Hosted by a special guest Emcee, this is THE event where small businesses are acknowledged for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their community and the BC economy.

Join us as we raise a glass in honour of the small businesses, on their night to shine on the podium.

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