February 5, 2024

Tectonica, Field Five Farm Ltd. Lead Field Of Winners At MNP LLP Business Excellence Awards

Norm’s Mobile Plumbing & Heating won Big Business of the Year. Left, Malcom & Carson Rush, brothers and owners of Norm’s and right James Byrne, Managing Partner of MNP Vancouver Island.

NANAIMONorm’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Nanaimo was named Big Business of the Year before a packed house at the 23rd Annual MNP LLP Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards at a sold out event February 1 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Small Business of the Year was Field Five Farm Ltd. of Saanichton, and Tectonica Management Inc. of Nanaimo was the Mid-Sized Business of the Year.

Field Five Farm was the winner of the Small Business Award (under 1$M Revenue). From Left to right, Kyle Michell, Jennifer Michell, Mike Doehnel and Damon Bell of Field Five Farm and Chris Dods of Sponsor, Coast Group of Companies

A total of 119 companies competed for Business of the Year Awards in 18 categories at the event, which celebrated the best of the best in Vancouver Island Business in 2023. A team of independent judges determined the category winners.

“The excitement and enthusiasm of the evening was amazing,” says Business Examiner News Group Owner and Publisher John MacDonald, who coordinated the event. “It is great to see people getting out and celebrating some of the great things that are happening in the business community, and the quality of companies continues to astound us each and every year.”

Tectonica Management won the Mid Sized Business of the Year ($1-5M). Left to right, Florian Schulz, Michelle Hall, Darren Moss and Al Staight of Tectonica and sponsor from Coastal Community Credit Union.

Gold Sponsors were: Van Isle Windows, Coastal Community Credit Union and Nanaimo Airport.

Category Sponsors were: North Island Drywall, Mid Island Co-op, Chinook Business Advisory Ltd., Rolling Tides Construction Inc., Coastal Group of Companies, City of Port Alberni, Hub International, Helijet, Modern PurAir, Alitis Investment Counsel, Avalon Mechanical, Hemlock Printers, CHIMS Motel & Guest House, Waypoint Insurance and IWCD.

Networking and reception sponsors were the Harris Auto Group, RBC and Yellow Sheet Construction Data for.

Other category winners were:

Construction & Development: WestUrban Developments of Campbell River.

Entrepreneur: Lacasse Construction of Courtenay.

Financial Business of the Year: Travis Koivula, CFA of Island Savings Wealth Management of Victoria.

Food & Beverage Production: Deebee’s Organics of Victoria.

Green & Sustainability: GRT of Nanaimo.

Health Care: Port Alberni Association for Community Living of Port Alberni.

Hospitality & Tourism: Tigh Na Mara Seaside Resort & Conference Centre of Parksville.

Indigenous: Tiicma Enterprises of Campbell River and Kyuquot.

Industrial Manufacturer: K & S Railings of Parksville.

Non-Profit Organization: Innovation Island Technology Association of Nanaimo.

Professional Services: Maigus Group Inc. of Parksville.

Retail: M&N Mattress & Sofa of Parksville.

Technology: Asep Medical of Victoria.

Trades: Osprey Electric Ltd. of Parksville.

Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries: 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery of Comox

The Official Program for the BE Awards can be viewed here.

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