VMAC chief executive officer Jim Hogan speaks at an anniversary event in Nanaimo a few years ago. VMAC was chosen Business of the Year at the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island’s business excellence recognized

Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards were presented in Victoria on Jan. 31

Vancouver Island business leaders celebrated the year’s best this week.

The Grant Thornton LLP Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards gala was held Thursday at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort.

Nanaimo’s VMAC Global Technology Inc. was named Business of the Year, while Nickel Bros. House Moving, also of Nanaimo, was chosen Small Business of the Year.

According to an event press release, 79 finalists in 17 categories were recognized at this year’s gala.

“2019 has been good year for business on Vancouver Island,” noted Mark MacDonald of Business Examiner, which coordinates the event, in a separate press release.

Category winners include:

Automotive – Cowichan Auto Repair, Duncan

Beverage – White Sails Brewing, Nanaimo

Construction/development – Island West Coast Developments, Nanaimo

Entrepreneur of the Year – Stonehouse Teas, Campbell River

Food and food production – Fatso Peanut Butter, Victoria

Technology – Abeego, Victoria

Health care – Comfort Keepers, Victoria

Hospitality – Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, Comox Valley

Manufactured wood products – San Group, Port Alberni

Manufacturing – SCS Steel Container Systems, Nanaimo

Ocean products – Cascadia Seaweed, Victoria/Port Alberni

Professional – R. Anderson & Associates, Port Alberni

Retail – Oui Jewellery, Victoria

Tourism – Campbell River Whale Watching, Campbell River

Trades – BMT Group Services, Sidney

Black Press was a platinum media sponsor of the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards.

READ ALSO: Mazzei Electric named Vancouver Island Business of the Year

READ ALSO: Vancouver Island Business Awards honour industry-leading companies



editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Business

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Tsolum River Restoration Society members keeping busy during COVID-19 times

Young fish can get stranded in the most unlikely of places

Police looking for witnesses to Courtenay bear spray assault

The incident took place Tuesday, May 26 at around 8:30 p.m.

2020 Hornby Island trade tokens of sentimental value only

The Hornby Island Token Project is in its third and final year,… Continue reading

Box containing hundreds of family photos found in Courtenay returned to rightful owner

Local media sources collaborate to solve family photos mystery

Mission prison COVID-19 outbreak ends, 9 new cases in B.C.

New positive test at Port Coquitlam care home

Comox Valley business map offers information on local eateries, grocery stores and more

Search and click for hours and services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

RCMP told of alleged assault in Courtenay hours after the fact

Police only made aware of possible attack through social media posts

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

Stolen gargoyle returns to its perch on central Vancouver Island yard

Petey, a concrete gargoyle statue, was returned by Nanaimo RCMP after being found by city crew

Revelstoke woman finds welcoming letter on her Alberta-registered truck

There have been multiple reports online of vandalism to vehicles with Alberta licence plates

Spirit bear possibly spotted in West Kootenay

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run near Castlegar on May 27

Most Read