2013 Surrey Business Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Surrey Board of Trade recently recognized seven of Surrey’s best businesses.

Surrey Business Excellence Award Winner Bill Rempel with Pamela Martin
(Business Person of the Year Winner: Bill Rempel Sponsored by Hamilton Duncan Armstrong & Stewart)

Over 400 people attended the 15th Annual Surrey Business Excellence Awards, with presenting sponsors Kwantlen Polytechnic University, TD Bank.

Surrey Business Excellence Awards Gala

Surrey Business Excellence Awards

“The Surrey Board of Trade focused on the strength and innovation within every entrepreneur to take an idea and use it as the foundation for building a business. They are inspirational – from the very small business to the large business to the not for profit service organization to the very innovative student entrepreneurs,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

Surrey Business Excellence Awards host Pamela Martin

The awards gala was MC’d by former TV News anchor Pamela Martin, who is now Director of Engagement and Liaison to B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

Surrey604 wishes to extend our congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Surrey Board of Trade Surrey Business Excellence Awards!

Here are some of our favourite tweets from the evening:

The judging team’s evaluation assessed the following competencies: Organizational profile, Leadership, Strategy Development and Planning, Customer focus and market knowledge, Employee Learning and People Focus, Process Management, Supplier/Partner Focus, Community Involvement, Overall business performance.

Student Entrepreneur of the Year Winner: Aaron Li, Shirts Reborn
Sponsored by Simon Fraser University

Category 1: 1-10 Employees Winner: Darpan Magazine
Sponsored by Copytek Print Centres

Category 2: 11 – 40 employees Winner: AstroGraphic Industries Ltd.
Sponsored by Polycrete Restorations

Category 3: 41+ employees Winner: Solaris Management Consultants Inc.
Sponsored by KPMG LLP

New Business of the Year Winner: Life Skills Therapy
Sponsored by Century Group

Not-for-profit Winner: Semiahmoo House Society
Sponsored by Abbotsford International Airport

Business Person of the Year Winner: Bill Rempel
Sponsored by Hamilton Duncan Armstrong & Stewart

The “Academy Awards” style dinner was held at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on November 14th, 2013.

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