About the Awards

The Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards are an annual celebration of the organizations moving our local economy forward. Each year business leaders from across the region join to recognize growth and success from companies of all industries and sizes.

Nomination Categories

Automotive (car and truck dealers, mechanical and body repair, rentals)

Construction & Development

Entrepreneur of the Year

Financial Services (Institutions, wealth management, group benefits)

Green & Sustainability

Food & Beverage Production (agriculture, seafood, food products)

Health Care Services

Hospitality & Tourism

Manufactured Wood Products

Industrial Manufacturer

Professional Services (legal, accounting, insurance, coaching)

Real Estate (offices, brokers, teams)

Technology (software, innovation, etc)

Retail Business of the Year (brick and mortar or e-commerce)

Trades (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roofing, etc.)

Small Business (under 20 employees & under $1 million in sales)

Business of the Year (over 50 employees & over $1 million in sales)

Judging criteria

All nominations are reviewed by a panel of 3rd party judges not employed by the Business Examiner News Group.

Judges make their decisions based exclusively on the information included in the nomination forms. Please ensure each question is answered entirely so they have an accurate picture of each nominee.