For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

VANCOUVER, B.C. — - The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, in collaboration with Scale-up Centre for SMEs, is pleased to announce the 24 finalists for the 2023 Business Distinction Awards.

These awards recognize organizations that have gone above and beyond to set themselves apart in  business growth, employee engagement, community impact, sustainability and more. Nominations were collected during the spring, reviewed, and shortlisted by GVBOT’s Scale-up Centre for SMEs Advisory Committee.

The winners will be announced at a special event on Wednesday, October 25, where the business community will celebrate the finalists in front of colleagues, families, and friends. Learn more.

“The Greater Vancouver business community has showcased their entrepreneurial and community spirit by adapting, innovating and collaborating to thrive and create a better society. We’re delighted to recognize just some of those businesses through our Business Distinction Awards, and our finalists are the best of what our community has to offer.” Bridgitte Anderson, President & CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Meet the finalists:



About the Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS) 
The Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS) is an initiative of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The SCS works to understand the trends, forces, and issues impacting SME growth, innovation, and competitiveness and develops programming and policy to address these issues. Based on the goals of helping companies to discover gaps, engage with experts, and create solutions to address obstacles to growth, the SCS connects, educates, and inspires SMEs in British Columbia.


About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:
Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Western Canada's leading business association, engaging our members to inform public policy at all levels of government and empowering them to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one-third of B.C.'s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through unique programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events platforms in the country, providing a stage for national and international thought leaders to enlighten B.C.'s business leaders.


Media contact:

Rahul Ajwani
Communications Specialist
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
604-640-5457 |

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