Join a Team

The SBOT currently has 13 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. As a member in good standing with the Surrey Board of Trade, you are eligible to join these teams which contribute to the economic development of Surrey.

Policy Teams

For more information or to volunteer for an advocacy team, please contact Jasroop Gosal, Policy Coordinator, at 604.634.0345.  View the work of our policy teams.

Development & Land Use

Red tape reduction, development approvals, official community plan, and business attraction strategies.

Environment & Natural Resources

Natural resources, emergency planning, climate change, waste management, and the Environment Awards.

Finance & Tax

Government budgets, business taxation & public sector investment.

Health & Technology

Advocate on issues on health in the workplace, drive investment into health in the workplace through the creation of new technology businesses and promote healthy living from an economic lens.

Industry & International Trade

Advocacy, industry & manufacturing advocacy, agricultural initiatives, international services, trade missions, Innovation Awards, International Awards, Agriculture Reception and Manufacturing Reception.

Social Policy & Workforce Development

Livability, housing, child care, poverty, health care, and public safety. Skilled labour, education, Indigenous and immigrant/refugee entrepreneurship, employment standards, and labour market.

Tourism, Arts & Culture

Arts and culture investments, tourism advocacy, creative industry growth, Surrey Music City Centre, and Mayor’s Art Awards.


Air, border, rail, road & water – moving goods and people.

Women in Business

Entrepreneur services, and the Surrey Women in Business Awards.

Youth Entrepreneurs

Grades 4-6, high school, post-secondary, youth business incubator programming and Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards.

Event Teams

Business Awards

Organizes annual Business Awards Dinner – event is in November.

For more information on these teams or to volunteer, please contact Heather at 604.581.7130 or