Brampton - The City of Brampton’s Economic Development Office and the Brampton Board of Trade honoured local businesses at the annual Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards.
In a special ceremony at the Pearson Convention Centre, with more than 400 business leaders in attendance, awards were presented to ten Brampton businesses from a list of 50 nominees. Those on the list were selected for demonstrating excellence in entrepreneurship and business leadership, product innovation and technological achievement, increased employment, productivity and quality improvements, promotion, customer service, reliability, community contribution and environmental leadership.
“The Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards honour and recognize those job creators that have gone above and beyond delivering excellence for their customers. I want to congratulate the nominees, and our 2013 winners,” Mayor Susan Fennell said. “I’m proud to serve as Mayor of a city that is home to hard working and innovative entrepreneurs, who produce groundbreaking ideas and services. The job-creating investments made by businesses in Brampton help strengthen our local economy, create exciting employment opportunities and elevate Brampton’s unrivalled quality of life,” Fennell added.
Awards recipient include:
• Retail, Administration and Logistics : Nesco Canada • Advanced Manufacturing: Villa Kitchens & Fine Cabinetry • Emerging Business: Poutine! Dare to be Fresh • Information and Communication Technology: Open Storage Solutions • Business Service – Customer Service: Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP • Young Entrepreneur: Lawn Troopers • Hospitality and Tourism: Best Western • BBOT Business Person of the Year: Linda Ford, Access Career Solutions Inc. • Award of Distinction – Community Contribution: Gray Tools • Award of Distinction – Innovation: Hy-Power Nano
A committee of six independent judges representing different business sectors selected the winners.