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.

Industry & International Trade

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

Social Policy

Livability, housing, child care, poverty, health care, and public safety.

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.

Workplace Development

Skilled labour, education, indigenous and immigrant/refugee entrepreneurship, employment standards, and labour market.

Event and Business Teams

Business Awards

Organizes annual Business Awards Dinner – event is in November.

Golf Tournament

Organizes annual Golf Tournament – event is in June.

Police Officer of the Year Awards

Organizes the annual Police Awards Dinner – event is in October.

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.

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