Join a Team

The SBOT currently has 15 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 Surrey Board of Trade’s Policy and Research Manager, Anne Peterson at 604.634.0346, or Jasroop Gosal, Policy Coordinator, at 604.634.0345.  View the work of our policy teams.


Surrey’s food producers, agriculture lands, urban growing innovations, and the Agriculture Award Reception.

Development & Land Use

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

Environment & Infrastructure

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

Finance & Tax

Government budgets review, business taxation & public sector investment.

Industry & International Trade

Advocacy, industry & manufacturing awareness, international services, international membership, trade missions; Surrey Innovation Awards, International Awards, and Manufacturing Reception.

Social Policy

Surrey community, affordability, child care, poverty, health care, and public safety.

Tourism, Arts & Culture

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


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

Women in Business

Entrepreneurial services, skills, and the Surrey Women in Business Awards.

Workplace Development

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

Youth Entrepreneurs

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

Event Teams

Golf Tournament

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.

For more information on these teams or to volunteer, please contact Anita at 604.634.0342 or