2019 BC Indigenous Business Awardees Announced


Awardees of the eleventh annual BC Indigenous Business Award (IBA) were announced by the BC Achievement Foundation, the program’s presenting organization. The Awardees will be celebrated at a Gala Dinner ceremony on October 17, 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver where over 600 people will gather to honour excellence in Indigenous business in British Columbia.

“The BC Indigenous Business Award recognizes enterprises that create and expand opportunities, relationships and communities, all with the goal of a more prosperous future,” said foundation Chair, Anne Giardini. “BC Achievement is particularly excited to highlight some of the many Indigenous businesses across British Columbia that foster innovation – integrating the practices of the past with the economies of the future.”

The IBA program was launched in 2008 to honour and celebrate business excellence and, in its 11th year, boasts close to 200 remarkable businesses within its alumni. A total of 15 Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs, partnership entities and community-owned enterprises will be recognized at this year’s Gala Dinner.

Selection of the awardees was made by members of the 2019 jury panel, which includes Kim Baird, Jacob Beaton, Louis de Jaeger and Laurie Sterritt.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. Bannock Indigenous Cuisine
North Vancouver

Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Persistence Training Centre, Merritt


  • Business of the Year - one-to-two person enterprise
    Imagination FX
    Port Alberni

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Tseax Development Group Ltd., Terrace


  • Business of the Year - three-to-10 person enterprise
    T’ashii Paddle School
    Tofino

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Nechako Valley Animal Health, Vanderhoof


  • Business of the Year - 11+ person enterprise
    Animikii Indigenous Technology
    Victoria

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Rivermist Excavating Ltd., Kamloops
  • Top Notch Oilfield Contracting Ltd., Fort St. John


  • Community-Owned Business of the Year - one entity
    Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Course
    Chase

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Mustimuhw Information Solutions Inc, Duncan


  • Community-Owned Business of the Year - two or more entities
    Simpcw Resources Group of Companies
    Barriere

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Coast Salish Group, Ladysmith


  • Industry Business Partnership of the Year
    Salish Seaside RV Haven
    Victoria

    Outstanding Business Achievement
  • Lower Nicola Site Services, Kamloops



  • BC Indigenous Business Award sponsors
    British Columbia Achievement Foundation
    T. 604.261.9777 | Toll Free 866.882.6088 (in BC)
    E. info@bcachievement.com



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  • BC Indigenous Business Award


    • 2019 Awardees Announcement
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    • 2019 Awardees
      • Mr. Bannock Indigenous Cuisine
      • Imagination FX
      • T’ashii Paddle School
      • Animikii Indigenous Technology
      • Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Course
      • Simpcw Resources Group of Companies
      • Salish Seaside RV Haven

    • 2019 Outstanding Business Achievers
      • Persistence Training Centre
      • Tseax Development Group Ltd.
      • Nechako Valley Animal Health
      • Rivermist Excavating Ltd.
      • Top Notch Oilfield Contracting Ltd.
      • Mustimuhw Information Solutions Inc
      • Coast Salish Group
      • Lower Nicola Site Services