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Business Resilience Awards 2021

We have so many reasons to celebrate.

And we plan to celebrate BIG.


The St. John’s Board of Trade's Business Resilience Awards is our most prestigious event of the year. This year, we have so many reasons to celebrate, and we plan to celebrate BIG. Join us as a sponsor for this spectacular evening gala to honour the strength and versatility of our business leaders, 50 years of membership and the success of our thriving business community. 

And the nominees are...

52 businesses submitted nominations this year. In true Board of Trade style, they represent businesses of all sizes and sectors.    

Our 2021 Boundary Pushers are:  

  • Alderwood Estates​  
  • Atlantic Cultivation​  
  • Bannerman Brewing  
  • Destination St. John's​  
  • DF Barnes​  
  • Horizon Maritime​  
  • Idea Factory​  
  • iDesign​  
  • Telelink​  
  • The Bella Vista​  
  • Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) ​  
Our 2021 Service Stars are:  

  • Alt Hotel​  
  • The Pantry Café & Gardens at Autism Society, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Avalon Laboratories​  
  • Figs & Fromage​  
  • Munn Insurance​  
  • People Stuff​  
  • ServiceMaster Clean St. John’s​  
  • Telelink​  
  • The Wilds​ Resort  
  • Work Global Canada Inc.​ 

Our 2021 Business Builders are:  

  • Atlantic Cultivation​  
  • Atlantic XL​  
  • Easter Seals​  
  • Intuitive Media​  
  • People Stuff​  
  • Quidi Vidi Brewery​  
  • Ray Agency​  
  • Saltwater Designs​  
  • Telelink​  
  • Whink​  
  • Work Global Canada Inc.​  

Our 2021 Opportunity Seekers are:  

  • Association of Seafood Producers ​  
  • Catalyst Health ​  
  • ChampionX & Brenntag Canada​  
  • Destination St. John's​  
  • Figs & Fromage​  
  • iDesign​  
  • Murray Premises Hotel​  
  • Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra​  
  • Pilot Communications​  
  • The Bella Vista​  
  • Whink

Our 2021 Community Champions for businesses with 20 or more employees are:  

  • Capital Auto Group​  
  • Harvey's ​  
  • NLCU​  
  • Saltwater Designs​  
  • SmartICE ​  
  • The Rooms​  
Our 2021 Community Champions for businesses with 1-19 employees are:  

  • Craft Council of NL​  
  • The Shop SALT​  
  • Up Sky Down Films  



And the winners are...

2021 Opportunity Seeker: Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
2021 Community Champion (20+ employees): Harvey’s Home Heating
2021 Community Champion (1-19 employees): The Shop, SALT
2021 Service Star: Avalon Laboratories
2021 Business Builder: Saltwater Designs
2021 Boundary Pusher: DF Barnes
2021 Business Resilience Award: Alderwood Estates




The 2021 Judging Committee were carefully selected for their integrity, experience, passion, and demonstrated commitment to a thriving business community. The committee was approved by the CEO and Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade, whose focus was to deliver balanced judging from industry leaders who brought their knowledge, enthusiasm, and empathy to the judging process to ensure the winning entries are truly outstanding. 

2021 Judging Committee:

  • Geoff Spencer, McInnes Cooper (Chair of the Judging Committee)  
  • Tim Fahey, Deloitte 
  • Troy Wiseman, BMO 
  • Robyn Budgell, Cal LeGrow 
  • Tauna Staniland, Stewart McKelvey
  • Norm Dimmell, Emera 
  • Marsha Burke, KMK Capital 


RBC Logo The 2021 Business Resilience Awards are proudly presented by RBC. 

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