The winners in the 20th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards were announced Nov. 7 at the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards gala event attended by 350 business, community and political leaders.
Co-hosted with the City of Burnaby, these annual awards recognize businesses, entrepreneurs and not-for-profits for their business success, innovation, community involvement, and environmental sustainability, said a Burnaby Board of Trade news release. This year’s awards were hosted at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, which was also recognized at the awards gala as the 2019 inductee into the Burnaby Business Hall of Fame, the 17th business to receive the distinction.
“It is an absolute pleasure to co-host the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards with the City of Burnaby. These awards showcase what an exceptional business community we have in Burnaby. Bringing everyone together for an evening of celebration of our extraordinary, diverse and innovative business community is truly one of the highlights of the year.” says Paul Holden, BBOT president and CEO.
Taking home the Business of the Year award was HUB International Insurance Brokers. HUB International has grown to be the largest insurance broker in Canada, employing 300 employees in its Burnaby head office alone, and providing risk resources to customers to help them navigate the rapidly changing insurance landscape, supporting the development and growth of their staff and supporting community events.
The winners in each award category were:
Business of the Year: HUB International Insurance Brokers
Business of the Year (up to 50 Full Time Employees): Centaur Products
Business Person of the Year: Leza Muir, Pacific Blue Cross
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Traction on Demand
Environmental Sustainability: Hemlock Printers
Business Innovation: Stantec Consulting
Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year: Progressive Housing Society
Burnaby Community Spirit: Cockney Kings Fish & Chips
Healthy Workplace: Park Insurance
Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown