Business Excellence Awards

The Business Excellence Awards acknowledges and recognizes the outstanding achievements of business people and business organizations within our community. The nominees and recipients of the awards demonstrate their commitment to their customers and the community by providing outstanding service, delivering high quality products and services through their entrepreneurial spirit.

Click here for the online Nomination Submission Form.

The Awards Categories:

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

 Community Contribution

For a business and/or individual business leaders who support community organizations, events or initiatives with sponsorship, volunteerism or donated professional services. Demonstrate commitment and leadership which have made the North Shore a better place and / or a commitment to furthering the community’s economic, social and / or cultural objectives.


For a business that has demonstrated an innovative approach to business growth, retention or comeback, through innovative endeavors, development and/or utilization of innovative or creative business methods.

Service Excellence

For a business with a demonstrated commitment to customer service excellence and one that maintains high standards and implements effective training techniques to ensure consistent and excellent practices.

Young Entrepreneur

Presented to a business person, who is forty years of age or under before December 31, 2016. Who displays innovative endeavors, which may include the successful operation of a business and/or success in breaking into new markets. Is a role model for young people in business and provides contributions to aid community programs either corporate or personal.

Business Person of the Year

For a local business owner who has made a notable contribution to the quality of life in North Vancouver through their personal vision, expertise, dedication and performance, and volunteer efforts beyond business or professional responsibilities.

Business of the Year

For a business that has made an outstanding contribution in the combined areas of business success, leadership, customer relations and community service.


Key Eligibility Rules:

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

The Awards Process

A call for public nominations is made each Spring, followed by a short listing process. From all of the nominees who have submitted a package, up to 3 will be shortlisted as finalists in each category and announced at the Nominees reception in September. At the reception nominee finalists will be teamed up with Capilano University Motion Picture Art students who will create a film to be presented at the annual NVCC Business Excellence Awards gala in November. After a judging process, the winners in each category are announced.

To view winners from 2015, please click here.

Click here to view all videos for 2015 Business Excellence Awards nominees and winners.