Kamloops company best in B.C.
A Kamloops business is among six in B.C. to be deemed top of its class.
Western Industrial Solutions and TaskSafe won the Best Concept Award at the Successful You Awards Contest, hosted by Small Business BC and held in Vancouver on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The six categories featured 170 businesses vying for honours in the five-month contest. In order to be named among the best in B.C., the winners had to gain votes from the public to be shortlisted to the top 10, then submit an extended application detailing why they deserved to win.
Once selected as a top-five finalist, they then went on to face a panel of judges, pitching their cases as to why they should be named B.C.'s best.
Western Industrial Solutions' Best Concept Award recognizes the business that best demonstrates an exciting and viable business idea.
Western Industrial Solutions is a software technology company started by three partners.
They created TaskSafe, a software and hardware application designed to help resource-based companies save time and money when completing their field-safety paperwork.
Other winners in the Successful You Awards Contest were:
Best Company: ReStoring Data Inc., Vancouver
Best Employer: Chris's Sign & Lighting Service Inc., Langley
Best Green Business: Gibsons Recycling Depot, Gibsons
Best Online Marketer: ethicalDeal, Vancouver
Best Community Impact: Lunapads International, Vancouver
The selection process this year was extremely tough as there are so many strong, smart and innovative businesses in our province," said Small Business BC CEO George Hunter.
"We are extremely proud at Small Business BC to help showcase the diverse talent and tremendous determination that exists amongst BC's entrepreneurs. We congratulate the winners of the Successful You Awards and hope to see even more businesses recognized for their success next year."
Nominations for the Successful You Awards will open again on October 1.
More information on this year's winners can be found at www.successfulyou.ca.
Western Industrial Solution's website can be found at http://www.westernindustrialsolutions.com.