Join a Team
The SBOT currently has 16 standing teams, in addition to the Board of Directors and Executive, whose responsibility is to research and respond to government legislation and to introduce changes, programs and policies that will assist and benefit the business community and SBOT staff. If you are a member in good standing with the Surrey Board of Trade, you are eligible to join. These teams contribute to the economic development of Surrey.
For more information or to volunteer for an advocacy team, please contact Surrey Board of Trade’s Government Advocacy Managers, Anne Peterson at 604.634.0346 and Craig Amundsen at 604.634.0345. View the work of our policy teams.
Surrey’s food producers, agriculture lands & urban growing innovations.
Crime & Justice
Advocacy, events & projects to improve business safety and judicial issues.
Development & Land Use
Red tape reduction, development approvals & official community plan.
Natural resources, emergency planning, climate change & waste management. Team also organizes the annual Environment & Business Awards program.
Finance & Tax
Business taxation & public sector investments.
Advocacy, services, international membership & trade missions. Team oversees the annual International Awards program.
Skilled labour, manufacturing awareness & innovation.
Education, child care, poverty & health care.
Tourism, Arts & Culture
Arts investments, tourism advocacy & creative industry growth.
Air, border, rail, road & water – moving goods and people.
Women in Business
Entrepreneurial services, mentorship & essential skills. Team also organizes the annual Women in Business Awards program.
Aboriginal & immigrant/refugee entrepreneurship, employment standards & labour market.
Grades 4-8 & grades 10-12, post-secondary & youth business incubator programming.
Organizes the Surrey Board of Trade’s annual golf tournament.
Police Officer of the Year Awards
Team members organizes the nominations and the event to celebrate the accomplishments of Surrey RCMP members, municipal employees, volunteers, and businesses that support Surrey’s RCMP.
Surrey Business Awards
Team members oversee the nominations, interviews, and event program of SBOT’s signature event.