Introducing Your Best Company Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

The Small Business BC Award for Best Company recognizes the small business that best demonstrates exceptional leadership and a proven track record of growth and profitability. It is judged on the following criteria:

  • Profitability: This business shows exceptional leadership with a proven track record of business growth, corporate responsibility, and profitability through financial data.
  • Growth and Resiliency: This business demonstrates resiliency, scalability, and has a track record of exploiting opportunities for continued growth.
  • Leadership: A recognized leader in its industry and community, this business empowers staff and management to contribute to overall profitability with innovative HR practices.

Last year, Port Moody’s own Rocky Point Ice Cream won our Best Company Award, but who will claim the honor in 2018? Here are your Best Company Top 10 Semi-Finalists:

BikeHike Adventures

Location: Vancouver

Founded 23 years ago, BikeHike Adventures was one of the pioneers of the adventure travel industry in Canada. They’ve since grown to operate adventure vacations in over 30 countries worldwide, maintaining continuous growth and a selection of vacations that blend physical activity with cultural awareness.

CSEK Creative

Location: Kelowna

Originally a web design studio, CSEK Creative has grown to become the largest full-service digital agency in the BC Interior. They have operated out of Kelowna since 1999, and have other locations in Kamloops and Salmon Arm. Not just focused on local projects, they have worked with companies in the United States, United Kingdom and elsewhere in the European Union.

District Bicycle Co.

Location: Kamloops

Owners Jeff and Jessica Blanken have turned their passion for all things two-wheeled into a thriving bicycle shop based in Kamloops. They offer a large selection of bikes, accessories, and repair services, while winter brings a gear switch (pardon the pun) to ski and snowboard services.

Dynamic Avalanche Consulting LTD.

Location: Revelstoke

Considered an international authority on avalanche mitigation, Dynamic Avalanche Consulting LTD. works on ground breaking projects, offering a vast knowledge base and toolbox in the exciting mitigation industry. They are committed to providing sustainable and challenging careers in a community saturated with underemployment.

eVision Media

Location: Abbotsford

Specializing in web development and digital marketing, eVision Media was awarded Abbotsford’s Best Home-Based Business Award in 2016. It was founded in 2008 by Susan Friesen and has shown strong growth in revenue along with higher employee compensation every year since.

Innergy Corporate Yoga

Location: Chilliwack

Innergy Corporate Yoga is based around a simple idea – bring yoga to employees in offices and help them destress. The business has shown robust growth since its founding in 2004, partnering with yoga teachers across Canada to go national in 2013. 90% of all client income goes to the teacher, allowing them to make a very good living teaching yoga.

MMA – Modern Marketing Advantage

Location: Qualicum Beach

Founded in 2014 by social media expert Celeste Walmsley, MMA – Modern Marketing Advantage provides expert advice in the realm of social media marketing & digital marketing management. Celeste is dedicated to cultivating great relationships with clients, leading to one-of-a-kind, personalized service and tangible marketing results.

Pye Design

Location: Victoria

Pye Design is an international award-winning agency that has racked up accolades such as a Business Achievement Award from the Nanaimo Chamber, Top 20 Under 40 Nominee for three years running, and a Summit International Design Award. It was founded by Amy Pye in 2014.

SOMA Small Business Solutions

Location: Gibsons

Since its founding in 1997, SOMA Small Business Solutions has helped small business owners keep their finances under control with professional bookkeeping services. Founder Dianne Mueller also co-founded the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada, and has served on the Board of Directors for much of the last decade.

Wicks Electric Inc

Location: Vancouver

Founded by Bowen Island native Adam Wicks, Wick Electric Inc offers an experienced team of professional electricians serving the entire Lower Mainland. The company handles everything from large-scale residential and commercial projects, to services calls and small jobs. Owner Adam Wicks was named in BC Business’ prestigious “30 Under 30” list in 2016.