From an innovative edtech platform Llamazoo to the authentic Neapolitan pizza makers at the Pizzeria Prima Strada to Business Person of the Year John Wilson of Wilson’s Transportation, the Greater Victoria Business Awards highlighted the best and brightest of what Victoria has to offer.
The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce celebrates local business excellence during the Greater Victoria Business Awards hosted on Thursday, April 21 at The Fairmont Empress. Awards were presented in 13 categories.
“Tonight is a celebration of businesses who have demonstrated excellence over the past year in their respective industries. Their hard work and dedication is a testament to the great work being done in our community,” said Al Hasham, Chair of The Chamber. “My heartfelt congratulations to all the finalists and winners, they are very deserving of this recognition.”
The 2016 award winners are:
Business Leadership; sponsored by Coast Capital Savings
Runner-up: Victoria Residential Builders Association
New Business; sponsored by Peninsula Co-Op
Kingsters Bin Sanitizing Services Ltd.
Runner-up: Metrics Chartered Professional Accounting
Business of the Year (1-10 Employees); sponsored by Times Colonist
Equilibrium Massage Therapy Inc.
Runner-up: Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission
Business of the Year (11-25 Employees); sponsored by Capital Home
Runner-up: Crust Bakery
Business of the Year (26+ Employees); sponsored by Capital Magazine
Runner-up: MD Charlton Company Inc.
Employer of the Year; sponsored by Air Canada
Runner-up: Macdonald Realty Ltd.
Innovation; sponsored by University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Runner-up: StarFish Medical
Outstanding Customer Service; sponsored by Chemistry Consulting Group
S.A.L.T.S. Sail & Life Training Society
Runner-up: The Root Cellar Village Green Grocer
Sustainable Business Practices; sponsored by Western Forest Products Inc.
The Root Cellar Village Green Grocer
Runner-up: Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Watching Tours
Business Person of the Year; sponsored by United Way of Greater Victoria
John Wilson, Wilson’s Transportation Ltd.
Runner-up: Ken Kelly, Downtown Victoria Business Association
Young Entrepreneur of the Year; sponsored by Royal Roads University
Regan McGrath, Metrics Chartered Professional Accounting
Runner-up: Sharon Rai, Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry
Employee of the Year; sponsored by CHEK News
Gord Bridges, Wilson’s Transportation Ltd.
Runner-up: Nathalie Ghoos, Macdonald Realty Ltd.