East Vancouver bakery Flourist is nominated for two Business Reinvention Awards
More than 20 businesses are set to compete in five categories
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit B.C. last March, we’ve heard a lot about how businesses need to adapt and pivot in order to survive. Those that pulled off the trick have likely been able to do more than just stave off layoffs and shutdowns; ideally, they’ve flourished, even in the harshest of conditions.
The awards are divided into five categories: Reinvention, Excellence in Collaboration, Healthy Workplace, Environmental Leader and Domestic Growth.
“COVID-19 changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact with the world around us,” said GBVOT president and CEO Bridgitte Anderson. “Despite the challenges, Greater Vancouver’s entrepreneurial spirit has shone through. Businesses have adapted, innovated and collaborated to not just survive the immediate impact of the pandemic, but to thrive in spite of it.”
Here’s the full list of finalists.
Excellence in Collaboration Award
Healthy Workplace Award
Environmental Leader Award
Domestic Growth Award
The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on February 26 with Mary Ng, federal minister of small business, export promotion and international trade; and Ravi Kahlon, provincial minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation.