The 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards took place on November 9th at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver.
The North Vancouver Chamber is proud to celebrate the local businesses that go above and beyond in their commitment to business excellence. The Business Excellence Awards is an annual recognition of these successful businesses, and their contributions to our economy and passion for the North Vancouver community. Click here to see photos of the event.
This special event featured short films created by the Capilano University film students profiling each of the nominated businesses. In addition to raising the profile of the recipients in the community, the awards provide much deserved recognition to business entrepreneurs in our community. Click here to watch the films.
Congratulations to our winners!
Innovation Award – BKL Consultants
BKL Consultants Ltd. is an independent consulting firm that has worked exclusively in the field of acoustical engineering since 1966. Based in North Vancouver, they serve clients throughout Canada and the world by providing a wide range of acoustical, noise, and noise and vibration control design services. The BKL team of experts is complemented by an array of specialized instrumentation and computing facilities, tools that allow them to deliver world-class sound and vibration monitoring, diagnostics, predictions and assessments to recognized standards and guidelines.
Sustainability Award – Bluhouse Market and Cafe (Jennifer McCarthy)
Jennifer McCarthy is the founder of Bluhouse Market and Cafe. Memories of growing up with her Dad washing the earth off a big bunch of carrots and helping her Mom pick raspberries, planted the seeds of a desire to know where food comes from. She was fortunate to have this connection early in life and has nourished it on a quest for local, organic eating as a way of supporting our planet, farmers and communities while feeding her soul. Moving to Vancouver in 2010 and discovering the Trout Lake Farmer’s market encouraged her to bring the incredible spirit of the market to Deep Cove with Bluhouse Cafe.
Service Excellence Award – Little Pink Door Boutique (Collette Bennett)
Born and raised on the North Shore with a passion for marketing and branding, Colette always dreamt of opening her own boutique. Little Pink Door Boutique is a special place for women where they feel truly valued and receive a one of a kind experience each time they visit. The Boutique is a mix of stylish women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry, combined in a unique retail experience located in Northwoods Village!
Young Entrepreneur Award – Jason Harvey (Moto Concept)
Jason Harvey started his career working for a BMW and Yamaha dealer and learned many great skills there but always had a dream to start a motorcycle shop that was more than just a shop. Jason wanted to create a culture and a lifestyle; a shop that had no egos and no attitudes where everyone is welcome no matter what type of bike they ride. Moto Concept was born.
Best Employer Award – Summerhill & Cedar Springs, PARC Communities
PARC Retirement Living is a Living Wage Certified leader at the forefront of the Seniors Independent Living Industry. PARC prioritizes the growth, health, wellness, and support of its employees as it shines through customer service. By providing benefit plans, paid vacation, birthdays off, and two 100% covered tuition funding programs, PARC walks the talk of supporting employees’ growth. Cedar Springs PARC is proudly designed and built with sustainability in mind. Cedar Springs PARC is LEED® Gold certified.
Business of the Year Award – Cove Continuity Advisors
Cove Continuity Advisors has been offering insurance solutions and continuity planning for over twenty-five years, serving first downtown Vancouver in 1991 and now operating in North Vancouver. Not your typical insurance brokerage company, Cove places high value on its business as a force for good model, incorporating many opportunities to work with and donate to various social and environmental causes.