Congratulations to e@UBC venture AVA Technologies on winning the Small Business BC Award for Best Innovation!
An expert panel chose winners in 10 categories
The 15th annual Small Business BC Awards were given out over the weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre, with 10 winners taking home prizes as the best in their category.
The competition began last October, when the public nominated more than 600 companies. From there, businesses were encouraged to gather as many nominations as possible, with the top 10 vote-getters in each category moving on.
The competition is whittled down to five in each category after each business submits an application detailing why it’s the worthy winner. Then an expert panel of five judges in each category reviews and debates the companies, awarding one winner in each grouping.
The final results show a diverse group, with victors from all over the province.
|PREMIER’S PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Presented by the Province of British Columbia
The Gibsons Butcher, Gibsons
|BEST APPRENTICE TRAINING
Presented by ITA
Northern Legendary Construction Ltd., Fort St. John
|BEST COMMUNITY IMPACT
Presented by Vancity
Recycling Alternative, Vancouver
Presented by Sage
Wicks Electric Inc., Vancouver
Presented by Rogers
Sea to Sky Removal, Squamish
Presented by TruShield Insurance
Imperial Custom Wood Finishing Ltd., Abbotsford
|BEST IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR
Presented by Small Business BC
FreshWorks Studio, Victoria
Presented by Western Economic Diversification Canada
AVA Technologies Inc., Vancouver
|BEST INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Presented by UPS Canada
Ironside Design Manufacturing, Chilliwack
Presented by KPU
Two Wheel Gear, Vancouver