Surrey Business Excellence Awards

Surrey Business Excellence Awards


This Surrey Board of Trade awards program celebrates business in Surrey – a great place to live, learn and work! The companies featured each year – the nominees and finalists – have reached a unique point of business success. The Surrey Board of Trade, for over 23 years, has celebrated Surrey businesses in this way. The event focuses on strength and innovation within every entrepreneur to take an idea and use it to build a business. The video presentations, shown in the evening, are inspirational – from the small business to the large business to the not-for-profit service organization to the business person of the year.

They are all trendsetters. They have made their dreams a reality and inspire others to make their dreams come true.

Realizing that this year has been one of the incredible hardships among the business community and has brought the community together in a way we haven’t seen before, this year’s award will focus on business resiliency and a sense of community. Additionally, we will recognize excellence in innovation, environmental business practices, and international trade.

Surrey is the fastest-growing city in Canada and a powerful economic engine in the Lower Mainland. With the most extensive industrial land base in the region, businesses from near and far are looking at Surrey as their choice to do business. Surrey has the advantage of being centrally located in the fast-developing Fraser Valley between Vancouver and the US Border commercial hub.

Surrey has five major highways and deep-sea docking facilities, and proximity to two international airports – Abbotsford and Vancouver.

Surrey is exciting now! Surrey has an exciting future! And you are ALL a part of it!

Surrey also stands at a critical juncture where the right decisions and investments have and will create economic opportunities for a generation and beyond. The Surrey Board of Trade stands behind making a vibrant downtown Surrey and developing all town centres in Surrey. Why? This stand harnesses the ability to bring in international businesses and local and national investment opportunities for Surrey. The government advocacy that the Surrey Board of Trade engages in has realized many successes and delivered great media profiles locally and nationally. Please check out their work behind the scenes to drive Surrey’s economy at their website –

View the 2021 E-Program

2021 Winners


Business Person of the Year
Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, HealthTech Connex Inc. 

Business Resilience Winner with 1-10 Employees:
PED Education Inc.

Business Resilience Winner with 11 – 40 Employees
Surrey Digital Printing

Business Resilience Winner with 41+ Employees
Jacob Bros Construction Inc.

Not-for-Profit Resilience
Phoenix Drug & Alcohol Recovery and Education Society

Surrey International Trade Award
The Teal-Jones Group

Surrey Innovation Award
LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic

Surrey Environment and Business Award
Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration


Nominations are closed for 2021.

Anyone can nominate a business or individual for a Surrey Business Excellence Award, and self-nominations are accepted. A Surrey Board of Trade membership is not required, although the company must have a Surrey business license.


  • Categories 1 – 3: Number of employees based on equivalent full-time employees
  • The business premises must be located within Surrey and have a current Surrey business license.
  • Previous winners in a particular category are ineligible for three years following the year in which they won.
  • A business/organization may only be nominated in one category.
  • Applications must be complete to be accepted.

The information provided in response to the following questions provides the basis on which finalists are determined. Please respond to the questions as clearly and thoroughly as possible to give the judging panel the best information on which to base their initial decisions on. The SBOT reserves the right to change categories.

For assistance in completing a nomination form or any questions about a nomination, please contact Heather Booth, Events and Communications Manager, at 604.634.0341 or

The Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey Business Excellence Awards are accessible to all businesses in Surrey. The awards help local organizations improve their performance while introducing business assessment and business excellence models.


  1. Business Resilience Award (1-10 employees)
  2. Business Resilience Award (11-40 employees)
  3. Business Resilience Award (41+ employees)
  4. Not-For-Profit / Association Resilience Award
  5. Business Person of the Year (any leadership role)
  6. Environment and Business Award
  7. Innovation Award
  8. International Trade Award


Please submit your nomination online or to:

Heather Booth
101-14439 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1M1
T: 604.634.0341
F: 604.588.7549

2021 Finalists

Business Person of the Year Category:
Jane Adams, Surrey Hospitals Foundation
Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, HealthTech Connex Inc.
Troy MacBeth Abromaitis, Bucci Developments

Business Resilience 1-10 Employees Category:
Cloud Nine Canines
Natural Focus Foods
PED Education Inc.

Business Resilience 11-40 Employees Category:
Secure-Rite Mobile Storage
Surrey Digital Printing
WBI Home Warranty

Business Resilience 41+ Employees Category:
Jacob Bros Construction Inc.
Metro Express Ltd.
Naturally Homegrown Foods Ltd.

Not-for-Profit Resilience Category:
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
Phoenix Society Drug & Alcohol Recovery and Education Society
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society

Environment and Business Category:
Ensol Systems
Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration
Trash Panda Bin Services Ltd.

Innovation Category:
Clayton Heights Sports and Therapy Center
Live Well Exercise Clinic
Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic

International Trade Category:
KB Honey Family
Nana’s Kitchen & Hot Sauce Ltd.
The Teal Jones Group

Previous Winners

2020 Winners

Business Person of the Year
Roger Steers, RJC Engineers

Business Resilience Winner with 1-10 Employees
Mainland Whisky

Business Resilience Winner with 11 – 40 Employees
My Greek Taverna

Business Resilience Winner with 41+ Employees
Nana’s Kitchen & Hot Sauce Ltd.

Not-for-Profit Resilience
Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society

Surrey International Trade Award
Sundher Group

Surrey Innovation Award
Firetech Manufacturing Ltd.

Surrey Environment and Business Award
OCION Water Sciences Inc.

2019 Winners

Business Person of the Year Winner:
Charan Sethi, Tien Sher Group of Companies

1-10 Employees Winner:
Beta Collective Inc.

11-40 Employees Winner:
Zenterra Developments Ltd.

41+ Employees Winner:
Cloverdale Paint Inc.

Not-for-Profit/Association of the Year Winner:
Kids Play Youth Foundation

New Business of the Year Winner:
Arcade Party Truck Ltd.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner:
Hassib Sarwari, Afghan Kitchen

Corporate Social Responsibility Award Winner:
Safer Schools Together

2018 Winners

Business Person of the Year:
Philip Aguirre, Newton Business Improvement Association and Old Surrey Restaurant

1-10 Employees Award:
Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy Inc.

11-40 Employees Award:
HealthTech Connex Inc.

41+ Employees Award:
Silver Icing Inc.

New Business of the Year Award:
Maple Organics

Not-for-Profit of the Year Award:
Surrey Hospital Foundation

Corporate Social Responsibility Recognition Award:
Silver Icing Inc.

Winners Previous to 2019

Past FinalistS and AWARD WINNERS