Nominate a deserving business

Nominate a business for the annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards

Nominations are pouring in for the 15th Annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards, set for Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort in Langford.

“We shouldn’t be surprised at the level of interest and quality of nominations for these awards,” says Business Examiner Victoria Publisher Mark MacDonald. “Each year they’re outstanding. But this year, there seems to be a special, extra level at which the companies nominated are operating.

“It looks like we’re headed for a record number of nominations this year.”

Deadline for nomination is Dec. 13, with nomination forms available at

Hayes, Stewart Little & Company Chartered Accountants and RBC Royal Bank are Gold Sponsors of the event, coordinated by Invest Northwest Publishing Ltd., which publishes Business Examiner Victoria and Business Examiner Vancouver Island newspapers.

There are 18 categories in the awards this year: Automotive, Business of the Year (over 50 employees), Construction/Development, Entrepreneur, Forestry/Wood Products, Health Company, Hospitality/Tourism, Small Business of the Year (under 50 employees), Insurance/Financial Services, Professional, Real Estate, Retailer, Manufacturer, Technology, Green, Trades and Ocean Products.