Randene Neill, GlobalTV
Flags that represented countries from all over the world, powerfully reflecting the global community Surrey has become, hung in the ballroom of another successful Surrey International Awards event. This 6th event held on May 8th by the Surrey Board of Trade brought together business people from Surrey and throughout the Lower Mainland to celebrate their successes as local import and export companies.
The 500 plus members of the business community mingled during the cocktail reception and International Trade Show. Master of Ceremonies Randene Neill of Global TV led the formal part of the program with a 500-person crowd, hearing from City of Surrey Councillor Linda Hepner, Barj Dhahan of SFU’s India Advisory Council and Ramona Soares, Assistant Deputy Minister of International Trade, before the award winners were revealed.
The Surrey Board of Trade proudly presented the awards to the following businesses:
Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)
Winner: Martin Automated Systems Inc.
Martin Automated Systems provides innovative solutions offering automation assessment and parts prototype design services. Martin Automated Systems exports assembly line automated machinery, services and solutions to the United States, Mexico, Turkey and Brazil, and regularly imports parts and components from the United States and China.
Martin Automated Systems Inc. – Winner
Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)
Winner: Patton & Cooke Co.
Patton and Cooke designs and manufactures medium and high voltage electrical equipment for mines, utilities and industrial customers. They export to over twenty-five countries on six continents. Over the past five years, Patton & Cooke Co. has put an emphasis on cost reduction strategies, making them competitive in virtually all international markets. This has resulted in an increase in sales by 5.8 million dollars.
The Surrey Board of Trade sincerely thanks everyone that made this event possible – without sponsors we simply could not recognize or do the work that we do to support and attract business to Surrey.
Patton & Cooke Co. – Winner
Export Development Canada
The Leader Newspaper
Staples Copy & Print
The event wrapped up with an awareness of the vital importance international trade to business in BC and Canada.