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2018 Small Business BC Awards announced

Published on Monday, February 26, 2018

Small Business BC

Congratulations to e@UBC venture AVA Technologies on winning the Small Business BC Award for Best Innovation!

Original article from BC Business 

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

BEST COMPANY

Presented by Sage

Wicks Electric Inc., Vancouver

BEST CONCEPT

Presented by Rogers

Sea to Sky Removal, Squamish

BEST EMPLOYER

Presented by TruShield Insurance

Imperial Custom Wood Finishing Ltd., Abbotsford

BEST IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR

Presented by Small Business BC

FreshWorks Studio, Victoria

BEST INNOVATION

Presented by Western Economic Diversification Canada

AVA Technologies Inc., Vancouver

BEST INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Presented by UPS Canada

Ironside Design Manufacturing, Chilliwack

BEST MARKETER

Presented by KPU

Two Wheel Gear, Vancouver