Record Number of Finalists For MNP BE Awards

January 5, 2023

Record Number of Finalists For MNP LLP BE Awards

NANAIMO – An all-time record of finalists has been announced for the 22nd Annual Vancouver Island MNP Business Excellence Awards, set for January 26 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

A total of 125 companies will compete for Business of the Year Awards in 17 categories at the event, which celebrates the best of the best in Vancouver Island Business for the past year. A team of independent judges is poring over the nominations to determine the category winners.

“This year’s response has been nothing short of fantastic,” says Business Examiner News Group Owner and Publisher John MacDonald, who coordinates the event. “Our return to hosting live events last year was well received, and this year’s response has been outstanding – far beyond what we had hoped for.”

This is MNP LLP’s first year as Title Sponsor of the Island-wide event. Gold Sponsors are: Van Isle Windows, Coastal Community Credit Union, Nanaimo Airport, EHN Network and the Harris Auto Group. WildPlay Element Parks is the Networking Reception Sponsor.

Category Sponsors are: Island Community Counselling, Kelland Properties Inc., The Communication Connection, Canadian Western Bank, Futurpreneur, Mid Island Co-op, Seaflora Skincare, William Wright Commercial Real Estate Services, Hemlock, Avalon Mechanical and the San Group.

Categories are: Automotive, Construction & Development, Entrepreneur of the Year, Financial Services, Green & Sustainability, Food & Beverage Production, Health Care Services, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufactured Wood Products, Industrial Manufacturer, Professional Services, Real Estate, Technology, Retail, Trades, Small Business and Business of the Year.

Finalists by city:

Campbell RiverStonehouse Teas, Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, Integrated Operations Group, Steve Marshall Ford, Campbell River, Cermaq Canada, Holbrook Dyson Logging , Alitis Investment Counsel, and WestUrban Developments.

Cobble Hill/Mill Bay – Cowichan Woodwork, Nexus Modular and Kinsol Timber Systems.

Comox Valley (Courtenay, Comox & Cumberland) – Acciano Development, Ridgeline Mechanical, Natural Pastures Cheese Company, Showroom Flooring, Drewry Electrical, Sunwest RV Centre, Forbidden Mechanical, Manatee Holdings, Valley Collision, Lacasse Construction, Edgett Excavating and Hakai Energy Solutions.

Duncan – RBS Managed IT Services, Dog House Restaurant, Exchangenergy, Porlier Pass Contractors & Ravenstone Construction, Cowichan Milk Company, Plante Homes and Purica.

Nanaimo – Arbutus RV & Marine Sales, WildPlay Nanaimo, Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln, Herold Engineering Limited, Carlos O’Bryan’s Nanaimo, Nanaimo Mitsubishi, Enex Energy Corp., KJ Controls, Ardent Properties, Natural Resources Training Group, Integral Wealth Securities Limited, LAST Concrete Pumping, Harbourview Volkswagen, KIS Payments, Nanaimo Honda, Tactical Medical Service, IWCD, Securco Services, First General Services of Vancouver Island, VMAC, Shift Environmental Technologies, Vancouver Island Mack, Island Community Counselling, Mosaic Information Technologies, Norms Plumbing and Heating, Westmark Construction, and Struthers, Udeagha & Associates, IG Private Wealth Management.

Parksville – Black And White Event Rentals, Ballard Fine Homes, Cota Aviation, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Mid-Island Cabinets, Aux Box, Bayshore Construction, The Bayside Oceanfront Resort, Parks West Business Products, 5 Star Media Group / Bravenet, Dynamic Hydraulics, M&N Mattress Shop, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre and DKI Pro Pacific.

Qualicum Beach – Qualicum Beach Animal Hospital and Qualicum Beach Inn.

Port Alberni – Alberni Power & Marine – RPM Group, CHIMS Guest House, Lady Rose Marine Services, Valet Restorations (Van Isle) and Dog Mountain Brewing.

Tofino – Naas Foods and Wickaninnish Inn.

Saanichton – P&R Truck Centre and Harbour City Kitchens.

Sidney – Delta Marine Service and Coastal Heat Pumps.

Brentwood Bay – Capital City Recycling.

North Saanich – BMT Group Services – Island Hino.

Sooke – Silver Streak Boats and Blissful Baskets by Christina.

Victoria – Reliable Controls Corporation, ColdStar Solutions, Oak Bay Marine Group, Spinnakers, Salish Sea Industrial Services, McLean Real Estate Group, Victoria Drain Services, LlamaZOO Interactive, Premiere Suites Victoria, Graphic FX Signworks, Brown Bros Property Management, Downs Construction, Harbour Door Services, 10 Acres Restaurants, Origen Air Systems, Hoyne Brewing, Fenwick Bath, Vancouver Island Brewing, DeeBee’s Organics, Iron & Wood Golf Simulators, The Parkside Hotel & Spa, Ryan Vending, ASAP Ventures, Highland Pacific Golf, Besolar, Citywide Plumbing and Power, MarineLabs Data Systems, Pacific Awnings, Kobalt Systems, Camargue Properties (Denux Group), Drain Pro Plumbing, Van Isle Windows, Greater Victoria Festival Society, Tesseract 20 Computing, Monk Office and Proline Management.

The Business Excellence Awards are typically sold out, and this year is expected to sell out early. Tickets are $199 and available through

For further information, contact MacDonald at


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