Winners Announced For Grant Thornton LLP Thompson Okanagan Business Excellence Awards Thursday Night

June 17, 2022

FH&P Lawyers Named Business Of The Year At Coast Capri Hotel In Kelowna

KELOWNAFH&P Lawyers was named Business of the Year category at the Grant Thornton LLP Thompson Okanagan Business Excellence Awards Thursday, June 16 at the Coast Capri Hotel.

Sparkling Hill Resort of Vernon and Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electric of Vernon were runners-up in the final category of the event, which featured 80 Finalists in 18 categories for this celebration of the finest and most successful businesses in the Thompson Okanagan region – from Kamloops to Oliver.

Grant Thornton LLP was the Title Platinum Sponsor for the event, and Pushor Mitchell LLP a Gold Sponsor. Category sponsors included William Wright Commercial, Freedom Capital, Decisive Dividend Corporation, Halcyon Hot Springs Resort, All Elements Design • Manage • Build, Hero Security, 103.9 The Lake/CKOV-FM Radio, Wayside Printing and Highway 97 Brewing. Black Press is the Media Sponsor, and the event was coordinated by Business Examiner Thompson Okanagan.

FH&P Lawyers is a mid-size Okanagan Valley law firm with offices in Kelowna and Penticton providing a range of legal services to commercial and private clients. They have been assisting clients in legal matters for over 100 years under various names.

“It was amazing to experience a full room of excited, happy people without masks ,” says Mark MacDonald of Business Examiner Thompson Okanagan. “It’s been two long years since the pandemic lockdowns started, and for these companies to not only survive, but thrive, is a testament to their resilience, strength and courage.”

Radio personality Tamara “TJ” Joel was the Master of Ceremonies for the event, and winners of each category were invited to a “Breakfast For Champions” round-table event Friday morning, hosted by Grant Thornton LLP and Business Examiner.

A team of independent judges located throughout the Thompson Okanagan region adjudicated nominations: Maxine DeHart of the Ramada Hotel, a Kelowna city councillor and business columnist; Jim Anderson, Executive Director of Venture Kamloops; and Ellen Walker-Matthews, CEO of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.

The winners are, by category:

Automotive: Kelowna Hyundai

Construction/Development: Society of Hope of Kelowna

Entrepreneur: Vigilante Marketing of Kelowna

Financial: Prospera Credit Union of Kelowna

Food & Beverage: Granny’s Bakery and Café of Summerland

Green: FILL Vernon’s Refill Store

Health Care: Tranq Sleep Centre of Kelowna

Hospitality/Tourism: Covert Farms Family Estate of Oliver

Manufacturer: Wayside of Vernon

Non-Profit: Therapeutic Riding Association of Kamloops

Professional: Potentia Human Resources of West Kelowna

Real Estate: Inspire Property Management of Kelowna

Retail: Far + Wide of Kamloops

Technology: Agents of Discovery of Kelowna

Trades: Nailed It Landscaping of Summerland

Winery: Serendipity Winery of Naramata

Small Business of the Year: Hub Office Furniture of Kelowna

To view the official program for the 2022 Thompson Okanagan Grant Thornton LLP Business Excellence Awards, visit:



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