Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Nominations for the 16th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards are NOW OPEN!


Public nominations will be accepted until June 30th, 2015.

Individuals wishing to nominate a business, individual, or organization can do so in one of three ways:

1) Complete the online nomination form

2) Contact awards@bbot.ca

3) Complete the physical Nomination Form and return by email (awards@bbot.ca) or by fax (604-412-0102). Click here to download the Call for Nominations booklet. 

The Awards Categories:

Burnaby Business Excellence Awards will be given to a deserving business in each of the following categories:

Environmental Sustainability – For a business that has made protecting, sustaining and enhancing natural resources an integral part of their business plan by adopting strategies and activities that reduce energy and materials consumption and/or eliminates waste and pollution.

Burnaby Community Spirit – For a business having demonstrated outstanding commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and for the strong support of local service agencies and Not-For-Profit organizations.

Business Innovation – For ingenuity and innovation in product design, marketing, science, technology, productivity, commercialization, business planning, employee training and other business activities.

Entrepreneurial Spirit – For having demonstrated a highly entrepreneurial approach to launching a new business or a new initiative within an existing business with significant results in key business metrics.

Family-Friendly Organization of the Year – For a business that has recognized the importance of supporting employees as they balance the demands and responsibilities of both work and home roles, and has created a flexible and supportive workplace and culture with “family-friendly” policies and practices.

Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year – For a Not-For-Profit organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the Burnaby community and its citizens, and in doing so has made Burnaby a better place to live, work and play.

Businessperson of the Year – For a local businessperson who, through their personal vision, expertise, dedication and performance, is an outstanding role model for business development and excellence.

Business of the Year (up to 50 employees) – For a Burnaby business employing up to 50 people which has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service.

Business of the Year – For a business that has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, innovation and community service.


Key Eligibility Rules:

-Nominees must have a business location in Burnaby and a valid Burnaby business license
-Self Nominations ARE accepted
-Nominees do NOT need to be Board of Trade members
-An organization/individual is ineligible to win the same award category more than once in three years

For full eligibility rules, please contact awards@bbot.ca

The Awards Process

A call for public nominations is made each Spring, followed by an adjudication and shortlisting process. From all of the nominations received, up to 5 will be shortlisted as finalists in each category and announced at the Hall of Fame Induction and Finalists Announcement Luncheon in October. After a judging process, the winners in each category will be announced live at the annual BBEA gala in November.

The Burnaby Business Hall of Fame award is a component of the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards program and is presented as part of the BBEA events. This award is designed as as special honour for a Burnaby-based business which has a long history of business success and community involvement.




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