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35th Annual Business Excellence Awards

Congratulations to our 2020 Business Excellence Awards Winners!

Business of the Year

Presented By: Scotiabank

Winner: Ridgeline Corp


Business Person of the Year

Presented By: FortisBC

Winner: Mark McVey 


MicroBusiness of the Year

Presented By: TELUS

Winner: Blake Productions


Remarkable Visitor Experience Award

Presented By: Scotiabank


Cariboo Rocks the North 

El Shaddai Ranch

Top Marketing Campaign

Presented By:FortisBC

Winner: Support PG


Top Indigenous Owned Business

Presented By: Pacific BioEnergy Corporation

Winner: Zandra Ross Coaching & Consulting 


SupportPG Award

Presented: SupportPG

Winner: Trench Brewing & Distilling


Excellence in Food & Beverage Presented By: TC Energy/Coastal GasLink Pipeline 


Birch and Boar Charcuterie & Provisions 

Trench Brewing & Distilling


Service Excellence Award

Presented By: Pacific Western Brewing 

Winner: Books & Company 


Top Non-Profit/Charity Award

Presented By: HSJ Lawyers LLP 

Winner: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC


Environmental Leadership Award

Presented By: Environmental Dynamics Initiative EDI

Winner: Northern Lights Estate Winery 


Top Workplace Culture Award

Presented By: Northland Nissan 

Winner: Books & Company

In partnership with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, the 35th Annual Business Excellence Awards presented by Northland Nissan, will take place on October 12th at 5pm. Although the awards cannot be held in person, the show must go on! Tune in to CKPG to join us as we celebrate some of the many incredible businesses that make Prince George the thriving community that it is. As we celebrate, it is important to recognize the importance of our theme focused on the RESPONSE, the RECOVERY, and still to come, the RESILIENCY of our business community here in Prince George.

Tune in to CKPG TV on October 12th at 5pm or stream it live on! Need snacks for the big night? Pre-order the BEA special from Birch & Boar Charcuterie & Provisions. 


Congratulations to our 2020 nominees!

Business of the Year This business has demonstrated outstanding performance in leadership, innovation, management, marketing and customer service. This business not only provides quality product/services, but is an inspiring corporate citizen in our community.

Business Person of the Year This business professional has demonstrated exceptional success in the ownership or management of a local business through leadership, exemplary customer service and community engagement. Over the year this individual has accomplished outstanding achievements and has made significant contributions to the business community in Prince George.

Service Excellence Award This business, not in the hospitality industry, has consistently provided exceptional customer experiences and has achieved a reputation of going above and beyond for their customers/clients.

Environmental Leadership This business has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the environment and chooses to make a difference in their community through social and environmental responsibility. This is a business that considers the environmental impacts on all their business decisions, product and services.

Micro Business of the Year This micro business of 5 or less employees, has demonstrated success and innovation over the past year. They provide a quality product or service and conduct their business with professionalism and integrity.

Top Workplace Culture This business or organization goes above and beyond creating an inclusive and welcoming environment that successfully reduces barriers for all. During challenging times this organization makes the health and safety of their team a priority. By fostering a culture of commitment to team development and well-being, this business or organization builds a loyal and healthy workforce.

Excellence in Food & Beverage This business excels at offering food and beverage through outstanding customer service, exceptional culinary expertise and innovation. This food and or beverage provider has enhanced the culinary and beverage market in Prince George with exceptional quality, service and products.

Remarkable Visitor Experience This unique tour, attraction, festival or event (in person or online) has provided an extraordinary visitor experience, and has contributed the local tourism industry by making Prince George a “must visit” destination.

Top Indigenous Owned Business This business has showcased the best of indigenous (First Nations, Metis & Inuit) entrepreneurship in Prince George. This business is majority-owned by an indigenous person, community or organization. This business has distinguished itself for excellence, innovation and customer service.

Top Non-profit/Charity This not-for-profit organization has shown excellence in delivering projects, services and/or events that give back to our community. Their efforts contribute to the social and cultural well-being of Prince George, and align with their organizational mission.

SupportPG Award This organization or business is committed to purchasing through local and provincial suppliers. They donate time, money, social capital and marketing support for community causes. This business constantly displays community pride through volunteer actions, sharing social media posts, supporting charities and important City of Prince George initiatives. This business pledges to always #SupportPG.

Top Marketing Campaign This business or multi-organizational marketing team has developed an innovative and effective marketing, PR or advertising campaign. Through an impactful approach this campaign has demonstrated creativity, increased customer engagement and produced positive results. Marketing teams may stretch across multiple organizations, be a permanent team or a temporary team assembled for a specific task.

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