Awardees of the tenth annual BC Indigenous Business Awards were announced Monday night (October 15) by the BC Achievement Foundation, the program’s presenting organization. This year the Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood LP won in the category of Indigenous Business – Business Partnership of the Year.
The awards were handed out at a gala dinner ceremony on October 15, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. A delegate from Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood and Huu-ay-aht First Nations attended the event.
The BC Indigenous Business Awards were launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence. A total of 16 Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs, partnership entities, and community-owned enterprises will be recognized at this year’s gala dinner.
The BC Indigenous Business Awards are:
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Skywest Environmental Inc.
Outstanding Business Achievement
- Van – Isle Auto Brokers, VictoriaBusiness of the Year – one-to-two person enterprise
Ay Lelum-The Good House of Design
NanaimoOutstanding Business Achievement
- Second Pass Forestry Ltd. , KamloopsBusiness of the Year – three-to-10 person enterprise
West VancouverOutstanding Business Achievement
- Haida Style Expeditions, Skidegate
- Kootenay Waste Services Ltd., NelsonBusiness of the Year – 11+ more person enterprise
Mussell Crane Manufacturing
ChilliwackOutstanding Business Achievement
- Kikinaw Energy Services Ltd., Fort St. JohnCommunity-Owned Business of the Year – one entity
Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP
EnderbyOutstanding Business Achievement
- Painted Rock Aggregates & Contracting LLP , Savona
- Quilakwa Investments , EnderbyCommunity-Owned Business of the Year – two or more entities
Kanaka Bar Land and Resource LP
LyttonBusiness Partnership of the Year
Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Limited Partnership
Port AlberniOutstanding Business Achievement
- Cariboo Aboriginal Forestry Enterprises Ltd., Williams LakeIndividual Achievement Award
Chief Gordon Planes – Hya-Quatcha
(Photograph Courtesy of Munro Thompson Communications Inc – Brandon Thompson)