Small Business BC Top Finalists Announced

January 29, 2016 – British Columbia: Small Business BC, the province’s premier resource centre for entrepreneurs, asked British Columbians to nominate and vote for their favourite small businesses between October 1 and November 30 for the 13th Annual Small Business BC Awards. 

This year marked the biggest year yet for the Small Business BC Awards competition with a total of 535 published nominees from 71 communities across British Columbia.

The businesses with the highest number of votes in each award category were announced as the Top 10 Semi-Finalists on December 11, 2015. The Top 5 finalists have now been selected and invited to present a 10-minute pitch to the internal and external judges to prove themselves as BC’s best. These companies are:


Presented by the Province of British Columbia      

Back to Earth Enviro Products Inc. – Coldstream

Game Quest – Prince George

Lighthouse Visionary Strategies – Whistler

Shiraz Café and Restaurant – Prince George

Vintage & Restoration Love – Dawson Creek


Presented by ITA and BCIT

KYBE Electrical Contracting – North Vancouver

Mussell Crane – Chilliwack

Pender Auto Body Ltd. – Vancouver

Schubert Plumbing & Heating Ltd. – Mission

Solid Rock Steel Fabricating Co. Ltd. – Surrey


Presented by Vancity

Coco Café – Nanaimo

Cowichan Women Against Violence Society – Duncan

Doi Chaang Coffee Company – Vancouver

The Sparkle Project BC – Abbotsford

Tla’amin Convenience Store – Powell River


Presented by Dell

All Inclusive Marketing Inc. – Vancouver

Jive Communications – Vancouver

LNG Studios – Vancouver

Vital Body Weight Loss Centre – Burnaby

What The Fungus – Summerland


Presented by MNP LLP

Big Heart Publishing Inc. – Wells

Circus Play Café – Vancouver

ElleBoxCo – Vancouver

Filaprint – Tumbler Ridge

Riipen Networks – Vancouver


Presented by Yellow Pages

Big Bro’s Barbershop – Vancouver

JOMA Environmental Ltd. – Victoria

Odonit – Vancouver

Skynation – Vancouver

Valkyrie Martial Arts Inc. – Vancouver


Presented by WorkSafeBC

Intuitive Rehab Services – Chilliwack

North Construction Ltd. – North Vancouver

Pender Auto Body Ltd. – Vancouver

VictorEric Design Group – Vancouver

Vij’s Restaurant – Vancouver


Presented by Livingston International

Arriba Mexico Food Co. – Esquimalt

DEEBEE’S SpecialTea Foods – Victoria

Lulu Island Winery – Richmond

Milo Enterprises Inc. – Vancouver

Republica Coffee Roasters Inc. – Fort Langley


Presented by Sage

6S Marketing Inc. – Vancouver

Butter Studios – Port Moody

Glitter & Spice – South Surrey

Sunberry Fitness – Richmond

The Counselling Group – White Rock


Presented by WellnessFits

Intuitive Rehab Services – Chilliwack

Left of the Dot Media – Maple Ridge

Mandala Homes – Nelson

Nucleus Networks Inc. – Vancouver

Rainbow’s Roost – Kamloops

“We’d like to congratulate the Top 5 and wish them the best of luck as they pitch the judges,” says George Hunter, CEO at Small Business BC. “The participation of greater numbers of nominees from even more communities across the province this year has made for an entertaining and very high-spirited competition.”

The winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on February 25, 2016 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.

Recipients of Small Business BC Awards will be recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash. The winners will also be offered a one-year All-Access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts, and one-on-one business mentorship opportunities with notable advisors from award sponsors.

More details on the Small Business BC Awards can be found here.