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.
In 2019, Vancouver-based film producers Boldly Creative, put in an award-winning performance but who will claim this prestigious prize in 2020? Here are your Best Company Top 10 Semi-Finalists:
Advanced Storage Centres, North Vancouver
We work hard to provide you with hassle-free and convenient self storage services, so you can focus on the important things in your life. From the time you ask for a quote to the moment you move in, we want you to feel you made the right choice in self storage providers.
ASAP Office Supplies, Langley
Based in Langley, ASAP Office Supplies offers over 21,000 office and home products, all priced at extremely competitive rates.
Duttons Co. Real Estate, Victoria
Duttons was founded by Lois and Barry Dutton in 1995 and grew to become a local success story. The Duttons delivered a brand of service based on integrity, dedication and exceptional results. Lois and Barry’s client-first attitude reminds us of the days when businesses simply said, “Our word is our bond”. At Duttons, this philosophy has been ingrained into the very fabric of the Company and is a philosophy that we continue to this day.
Evision Media, Abbotsford
eVision Media represents the gold standard for a full-service digital marketing agency. We have constantly demonstrated excellence in leadership through professionalism, advocacy, communication and passion. What I have seen in the owner, Susan Friesen and her company is not only do they create a superior product but take the time to listen and offer skilled advice with every project worked on.
Foxy Box Wax Bar, Victoria
At Foxy Box, we believe feeling foxy is a not a luxury…it’s a basic human right and we’re on a mission to inspire and empower 5 million women to own and celebrate their uniqueness and rock what they’ve got! We are committed to prove that a foxy box IS the key to happiness. Foxy Box will be the #1 franchise to invest in and brand to work for in Canada with over 150 profitable locations by 2028.
Green Chair Recycling, Vancouver
Green Chair is a Vancouver owned waste management business dedicated to providing simple and effective recycling solutions. We are a social enterprise; a business that is economically sustainable while benefiting and strengthening our community. Every event, residence and business is unique. For this reason, we cater towards individual needs to develop effective, practical solutions.
Harbour West Consulting, North Vancouver
Harbour West Consulting (HWC) provides executive and leadership search services that are effective, efficient, seamless and tailored to meet each client’s needs. As a result, HWC boasts an inordinately high number of repeat clients and a nearly 100% search completion rate. This stems from a service-centered approach – emphasizing long-term relationships and a commitment to the success of both client organizations, and candidates’ careers.
Salt N Sear Catering, Vancouver
Salt N Sear Catering should win this award because we truly believe in the power of community and investing in where we live. Philanthropy is a core value of ours and rings through in everything we do. We always donate a portion of every event we cater to Camp Moomba and The Covenant House. From humble beginnings in 2017 first getting started in a basement, now two years later we offer event catering services to over 300+ people and operate out of our world class commercial kitchen in the heart of Vancouver.
Sportball Vancouver, Vancouver
Sportball is a non competitive, multi-sport program delivering classes throughout Vancouver. Sportball focuses on introducing children to a healthy active lifestyle, at an early age. Programs develop physical literacy while fostering confidence and independence. Programs are taught by professional coaches who all share a passion for working with young children!
Twirling Umbrellas, Kelowna
Hello, we are an award-winning digital agency based in Kelowna, BC. We transform brands through best-in-class digital experiences. We’re pretty friendly too—we’ve helped hundreds of BC businesses of all sizes, across all industries. Our clients range from exciting new startups to non-profits, government organizations, and publicly-traded enterprises with global reach. This has helped us to become one of the fastest growing agencies in Kelowna. And we’re on track to keep growing!
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 and enjoy a three-course dinner, as we announce the winners of this year’s awards. The event takes place Friday, February 21, 2020 at Vancouver’s iconic Convention Centre.
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.