2022 Small Business BC Award Winners

The time has come to announce the winners of the 2022 Small Business BC Awards.

It’s been an incredible year for our annual awards competition, with 636 nominations in 88 communities . Each business saw their communities come out in numbers, registering over 38,000 votes for businesses in our two categories: Business Impact Award and SBBC People’s Choice Award.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s competition, and everyone who joined us for our Virtual Awards Ceremony. If you missed out on watching live, you can catch up on our ceremony in the video below.

Business Impact Award Winners

Our Business Impact Award winner demonstrated their skills in areas like sales, marketing, logistics, finances and operations. Their company is a hugely positive force in their community, and social responsibility is an integral part of their business success. As our winner, they take home a check for $8,000 and a one-year, all-access pass to SBBC education. Congratulations to our 2nd and 3rd placed-businesses, who take home $4,000, and $1,500 respectively.

Business Impact Award


Nature Bee


Nature Bee Wraps is on a mission to create a better beeswax wrap that is better for you, your family, your food, and most importantly the planet. They strive to make sustainability more attainable and achievable, through fun and colourful single use plastic alternatives.

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Friendly Composting Inc.


Friendly Composting provides weekly compost pick up and local product delivery in beautiful, Kamloops BC. Founders Katie Forsyth and Claire McLoughlin are on a mission to  make it simple for you to make an impact and choose LOCAL!

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Lil' Ronnie's BBQ


Based in the rugged surrounds of Tofino, Lil’ Ronnie’s BBQ is a traditional BBQ joint that cooks all of their sustainably farmed, local meats on their offset reverse flow wood fire smoker, honouring the traditional methods of BBQ. Enjoy a tasty beverage, killer BBQ and a warm atmosphere.

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Premier's People's Choice Award Winner

You voted, we listened! Our Premier’s People’s Choice Award is a unique award category presented to a BC-based small business that can demonstrate they have the unwavering and loyal support of their community. They achieve this goal in one simple way – getting more votes than any other nominee. Our winner takes home a cash prize of $1,500, and a one-year, all-access pass to SBBC education.

Premier's Peoples Choice


Soul Bite Foods Inc.


Soul Bite Food Inc. is a social enterprise that produces delicious vegan dishes created with traditional recipes from Eastern Europe and Middle East. Their line of award-winning vegan comfort food is designed for retail – and food service. It has flavour like you’ve never tasted before.

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The Blue Jay Bistro

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Catalyst Marketing

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