Surrey International Trade Awards

Surrey's International Trade AwardsThe Surrey International Trade Awards provide recognition for the success of import and export achievement, raise awareness of the vital contribution international trade makes to B.C.’s economy, and provides a catalyst for companies to reach even higher levels of excellence.

The Surrey Board of Trade is proud to have initiated this event. This event speaks to the reality that Surrey businesses are part of the global economic equation. Countries cannot live in isolation. They have to mutually share their prosperity, technical know-how, and undertake trade in order to sell their surplus products. The world economy is inter-dependent. The economic progress of a nation depends upon its ties with other countries.

The Economic Advantage of International Trade:

  1. Monetary gains to the respective country indulging in trade.
  2. More variety of goods available for consumers.
  3. Better quality of goods.
  4. Competition both at the international level as well as local level.
  5. Closer ties between nations.
  6. More exchange of technical know-how.
  7. Local producers will try to improve the quality of their products.
  8. Increase in employment locally.

Event Date: To be Confirmed

Event Details


Nominations are now closed for 2020.

Award Categories

  1. Small Business Category (Revenue of 15M or less)
  2. Large Business Category (Revenue of 15M or more)


Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2020

Please submit your nomination to:

Rhona Doria
101-14439 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1M1
T: 604.634.0344
F: 604.588.7549

2019 Winner

Northwest Mettech Corporation

Northwest Mettech Corporation, a privately-owned company incorporated in 1990. They manufacture advanced plasma thermal spray coating equipment and provide expert coating service, support, and development to customers to a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, energy, printing, pulp & paper, mining, and metal processing. Mettech’s industrial clients are in global markets including China, Korea, India, and the United Kingdom.

Previous Winners


Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)
Winner: Kitply Industries

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)
Winner: Indus Travels



Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)
Winner: Eat Real Snack Food Canada Ltd.

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)
Winner: Coast Fraser Enterprises Ltd.



Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)Winner: Nana’s Kitchen

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)Winner: Coast Clear Wood Ltd.



Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)
Winner: Tropical Link Canada

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)
Winner: LMS Reinforcing Steel Group



Small Business Category (Revenue under $15 million)
Winner: Martin Automated Systems Inc.

Large Business Category (Revenue over $15 million)
Winner: Patton & Cooke Co.



Large Business – Fruiticana

Small Business – Safe Software Inc.



Surrey Export Award Winner – Garaventa Lift (Canada) Ltd.



Surrey Export Award Winner: Singer Valve Inc.



Agriculture and Primary Products Exporter of the Year: Punjab Milk Foods

Emerging Technologies Exporter of the Year; Patton & Cooke Company

Manufacturing Exporter of the Year: Bekaert Canada Ltd. 

Service Exporter of the Year: Fraser Surrey Docks



Gateway Services Award category: Custom House Global Foreign Exchange

Manufacturing Award category: Analytic Systems