SURREY, BC, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, November 5, 2015, Andrew Westlund, the President of the Westlund Group of Companies, received the Business Person of the Year award. The Surrey Board of Trade recognized six of Surrey's best businesses at the 17th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards. The VIP reception was held at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel with 400 guests.
Andrew Westlund has been a businessman for over 25 years in the wireless space. As President of the Westlund Group—including APEX Wireless, Agency Media, SKY Helicopters, SKY Hangar, Level4 Technologies, FLUID Day Spa, The Link Professional Services, and Mode Photography—he has diversified his businesses to span a number of industries. Fascinated by the human element of business, he believes that engagement is the most powerful factor in the success of any business. He runs a sales component through each company—no matter the industry—and aims to have 20 businesses and 500 employees within the next ten years. With a personal goal to learn one new thing every year, Andrew spends much of his spare time adventuring including flying helicopters, cycling and motorcycling.
Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman said, "I congratulate Andrew Westlund as Surrey's 2015 Business Person of the Year. His philosophy that business is not only about seeking money but that doing what you love in your business and for Surrey is more important, has resulted in him being a successful transformational business leader."
The judging team evaluated candidates for their organization, leadership, strategy development, people focus, and community involvement. Congratulations to all the other winners including: South Point Pet Hospital, Viva Care Inc., Canuel Caterers, Crown Building Supplies, and John Volken Academy Society.
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