For Immediate Release
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Scale-up Centre for SME’s (SCS) at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Business Distinction Awards, which were presented to recipients at an in-person ceremony at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront on Oct. 25, 2023.

Award Recipients:

Business Growth up to $5M in revenue – Hypercharge Networks Corp.
Business Growth over $5M in revenue – Tru Earth Environmental Products Inc.
Community Impact For-Profit – Hudson Pacific Properties
Community Impact Non-Profit – Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Digital Transformation – Reotech Construction
Sustainability Impact – Fresh Prep Foods Inc.
Employer of the Year – Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

The Business Distinction Awards are an evolution of the Business Reinvention Awards, which were launched in 2021 to recognize businesses which had reinvented, adapted and shown resiliency in the face of all the challenges and barriers in 2020.


“The Business Distinction Awards recognize organizations that have gone above and beyond to drive innovation, foster sustainability, and strengthen our communities. The 2023 Business Distinction Award recipients represent a diverse and exceptional showcase of the outstanding talent that defines our region.”

Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

“Congratulations to all the award-winning dynamic companies and organizations for the powerful ways they’ve maximized their creativity and innovation. They are great examples of the ingenuity and drive for which British Columbians are renowned, and their success is helping to build a stronger, more resilient and inclusive region and province.”

Hon. Brenda Bailey, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation of British Columbia

Read more on our website.


About the Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS):

The Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS) is an initiative of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The SCS works to understand the trends, forces, and issues impacting SME growth, innovation, and competitiveness and develops programming and policy to address these issues. Based on the goals of helping companies to discover gaps, engage with experts, and create solutions to address obstacles to growth, the SCS connects, educates, and inspires SMEs in British Columbia.

About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:

Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Western Canada's leading business association, engaging our members to inform public policy at all levels of government and empowering them to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one-third of B.C.'s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through unique programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events platforms in the country, providing a stage for national and international thought leaders to enlighten B.C.'s business leaders.


Media contact:

Federico Cerani
Communications Manager
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
604-640-5450 |


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