For immediate release
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Board Congratulates 2017 Business Excellence Award Winners
The St. John’s Board of Trade recognized some of the city’s most outstanding entrepreneurs today at the 25th Annual Business Excellence Awards.
“These awards celebrate the achievements of private sector business and community leaders. They also acknowledge the significant contributions our members make to our community and province,” says Dorothy Keating, Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and the 800 members who make up our organization, I congratulate all of this year’s award recipients and wish them many more years of continued success.”
The Business Excellence Awards represent overall achievement across several categories. The recipients have distinguished themselves at the very highest level of success during this business year. The recipients of the 2017 St. John’s Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards are below. Further information can be found in the backgrounder.
Community Impact (20+Employees) – Newfoundland Power Inc.
Community Impact (Under 20 Employees) – Sequence Bio
Leader in Growth and Sales – Ray Creative Agency Inc.
Marketing and Promotional Achievement – Spirit of Newfoundland Productions
Customer Service and Reliability – Murray Premises Hotel
Innovative Solutions – Fonemed
Workplace Excellence – Anaconda Mining Inc.
Entrepreneurial Spirit – Borrowed & Blue
Community Builder Volunteer of the Year – Dr. Andrew Furey
The Business Excellence Award is the most prestigious award presented by the St. John’s Board of Trade. The winner of this award recognizes innovation, creativity, sales growth and a passion for success. This year, the Board is proud to shine the spotlight on Sequence Bio.
The St. John’s Board of Trade is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that is the principal voice of business for more than 800 members in the St. John’s area. Its mission is to improve the local business climate, enhance our member’s ability to do business through advocacy and offer member services. #BEA25
Community Impact with More than 20 Employees – This award recognizes companies with more than 20 employees that are continuously involved in helping out the community and make outstanding contributions through donations, time, effort and other means.
Community Impact with Fewer than 20 Employees: This award recognizes companies with fewer than 20 employees that are continuously involved and make outstanding contributions to the community.
Leader in Growth and Sales– This award recognizes companies that are experiencing an increase in demand for their product and service resulting in significant growth in sales.
Marketing & Promotional Achievement- This award recognizes companies who stand out in a crowd.
Customer Service & Reliability- This award recognizes overall achievement or improvement in dedication to customer satisfaction through service, or development of an outstanding product or service.
Innovative Solutions – How are you being creative or relevant? This award recognizes a business that provides innovation through a new product, process or positioning.
Workplace Excellence- This award recognizes companies who have provided an exceptional work environment through things such as staff development, work and life balance, fair employment, staff appreciation, and much more.
Entrepreneurial Spirit– This award recognizes a company that not only offers new and exciting products and services that meet market needs but one that will achieve similar, if not greater, success in the future.
Community Builder Volunteer of the Year- This award recognizes an individual who is committed and volunteers in the community.
Business Excellence Award– This award is the most prestigious award presented by the St. John’s Board of Trade. The winner of this award recognizes innovation, creativity, sales growth and a passion for success.