Your Top 5 Finalists for the 13th Annual Small Business BC Awards have been chosen after careful consideration by our judges. The competition was strong with a record-breaking 535 nominations from across the province and a standout selection of Top 10 Semi-Finalists.

Now, the Top 5 Finalists, with the exception of the Premier’s People’s Choice Award, will present a ten minute Dragon’s Den-style pitch to a panel of leading entrepreneurs and industry experts. These judges will determine the winners of this year’s Small Business BC Awards. The Premier’s People’s Choice Award is awarded to the business with the greatest amount of votes.

Winners will be announced on February 25, 2016 at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony at the Pan Pacific Vancouver, hosted by Travel Best Bets Founder and Global BC travel expert, Claire Newell. Space is limited, so buy your ticket today.

These are your 2015-16 Top 5 finalists.


Premier’s People’s Choice

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


Best Apprentice Training

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


Best Community Impact

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


Best Company

All Inclusive Marketing Inc. – Vancouver

Jive Communications – Vancouver

LNG Studios – Vancouver

Vital Body Weight Loss Centre – Burnaby

What The Fungus – Summerland


Best Concept

Big Heart Publishing Inc. – Wells

Circus Play Café – Vancouver

ElleBoxCo – Vancouver

Filaprint – Tumbler Ridge

Riipen Networks – Vancouver


Best Emerging Entrepreneur

Big Bro’s Barbershop – Vancouver

JOMA Environmental Ltd. – Victoria

Odonit – Vancouver

Skynation – Vancouver

Valkyrie Martial Arts Inc. – Vancouver


Best Employer

Intuitive Rehab Services – Chilliwack

North Construction Ltd. – North Vancouver

Pender Auto Body Ltd. – Vancouver

VictorEric Design Group – Vancouver

Vij’s Restaurant – Vancouver


Best International Trade

Arriba Mexico Food Co. – Esquimalt

DEEBEE’S SpecialTea Foods – Victoria

Lulu Island Winery – Richmond

Milo Enterprises Inc. – Vancouver

Republica Coffee Roasters Inc. – Fort Langley


Best Online Marketer

6S Marketing Inc. – Vancouver

Butter Studios – Port Moody

Glitter & Spice – South Surrey

Sunberry Fitness – Richmond

The Counselling Group – White Rock


Best Workplace

Intuitive Rehab Services – Chilliwack

Left of the Dot Media – Maple Ridge

Mandala Homes – Nelson

Nucleus Networks Inc. – Vancouver

Rainbow’s Roost – Kamloops