BRITISH COLUMBIA, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The top small businesses in B.C.
were announced last night as the winners of the Successful You Awards
Contest, hosted by Small Business BC.
The winners proved their excellence in six categories over 170 other
B.C. businesses during the course of a rigorous five-month contest. In
order to be named among the best in B.C., the winners had to gain votes
from the public to be shortlisted to the top ten, then submit an
extended application detailing why they deserved to win. Once selected
as a top five finalist, they then went on to face a panel of judges,
pitching their cases as to why they should be named B.C.'s best.
The businesses that proved to be top in B.C. are as follows:
Best Company: ReStoring Data Inc., Vancouver
Best Concept: Western Industrial Solutions and TaskSafe, Kamloops
Best Employer: Chris's Sign & Lighting Service Inc., Langley
Best Green Business: Gibsons Recycling Depot, Gibsons
Best Online Marketer: ethicalDeal, Vancouver
Best Community Impact: Lunapads International, Vancouver
More information on this year's winners can be found at www.successfulyou.ca
"The selection process this year was extremely tough as there are so
many strong, smart and innovative businesses in our province," says
Small Business BC CEO, George Hunter. "We are extremely proud at Small
Business BC to help showcase the diverse talent and tremendous
determination that exists amongst BC's entrepreneurs. We congratulate
the winners of the Successful You Awards and hope to see even more
businesses recognized for their success next year."
The Successful You Awards Contest is hosted annually by Small Business
BC to celebrate the top small businesses from across British Columbia.
Small Business BC is a premier resource centre, providing entrepreneurs
in B.C. with the information and guidance necessary to build a solid
foundation for their business.
"IBC is thrilled to support the Successful You Awards in 2013. These
awards shine a spotlight on the vitality and strength of B.C.'s small
business community and celebrate the remarkable talents of its
entrepreneurs," says Bill Adams, Vice President, Western and Pacific,
Insurance Bureau of Canada. "The winners have proven their excellence
in an intense selection process. We congratulate each and every one of
them and wish them continued success."
Winning a Successful You Award can serve as a launching point for many
small businesses,offering recognition, raising awareness and creating
opportunities for exposure. Nominations for the Successful You Awards
will open again on October 1, 2013; all small businesses in B.C. are
encouraged to participate at www.successfulyou.ca
About Small Business BC
Small Business BC provides entrepreneurs with the information and
guidance necessary to build a solid foundation for their business.
Through a wide range of products, services, education and resources
there's a piece that fits with every business. No matter what stage or
what skill level, when an entrepreneur finds themselves asking "How do
I…?" Small Business BC is the one to call.
About Insurance Bureau of Canada: Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association
representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its
member companies represent 90% of the property and casualty (P&C)
insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over
114,000 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes to the federal,
provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of
SOURCE: INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA
For further information:
Communications Manager, Small Business BC