2024 Business Distinction Awards

The Scale-up Centre for SMEs at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Business Distinction Awards. These awards recognize businesses that have gone above and beyond to set themselves apart in the Greater Vancouver region.

Read about the 2023 Winners and Finalists
Read about the 2022 Winners and Finalists


Eligibility Criteria:


  • Nominees head office must be based in Greater Vancouver, B.C.
  • Nominees must be SMEs with no more than 250 employees.
  • Nominations are open to GVBOT Members and Non-members.
  • Nominators may submit nominations for more than one business.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • A business may be nominated in more than one category but are limited to being a finalist or winner in one category only.
  • Businesses may not win in the same category in consecutive years.

Award Categories:

  • Non-profit of the Year
    • This award recognizes a non-profit organization that has made extraordinary social, cultural or economic impact on the community in the last 12-18 months.
  • Employer of the Year
    • This award recognizes a business that has invested in leading practices in the last 12-18 months that contribute to an overall positive workplace culture.
  • Outstanding New Venture
    • The New Venture Award recognizes excellence in entrepreneurship by highlighting an outstanding new business launched within the last three years.
  • Business Growth: Operating 3+ Years
    • This award recognizes excellence in entrepreneurship by highlighting a business innovation, expansion, or diversification achieved by an organization established before 2021.
  • Environmental Impact
    • This award recognizes a business for its positive contributions to environmental sustainability and conservation efforts through a recently introduced or reimagined product or service.
  • Unique-to-Vancouver
    • This new award celebrates and showcases the outstanding contributions of businesses that enrich the cultural fabric of the region, promote diversity and inclusion, and contribute to its overall vibrancy and livability.

Nominations are now closed.

Finalists will be notified in June and the winners will be announced at a special event in fall 2024. 

Presenting Sponsors:
Scale-up Centre for SMEs Signature Partner: :
Scale-up Centre for SMEs Supporting Sponsors: :
Scale-up Centre for SMEs Community Sponsor: