Top 10 semi-finalists announced for Small Business BC Awards

The annual Small Business BC Awards are underway and the semi-finalists have been announced. We look at the top 10 for the various categories and explain what happens from here to the awards gala.

Credit: Nik West

Riot Brewing is a finalist in the Best Company category for the Small Business BC awards. 

Winners to be announced at a February 21 gala

As the year comes to a close, Small Business BC has narrowed down the list for its annual awards. The organization has chosen the top 10 businesses in each of 10 categories including best company. From here, these semi-finalists will have to present a detailed application to a panel of judges who will then cut this list in half.

The top five finalists will then present a pitch to the judges and convince them that their business is truly the best in its category.

Although bragging rights are an obvious perk, winners will also be recognized with a $1,500 cash prize and an all-access pass to Small Business BC educational resources and experts.

Here are the semi-finalists for the 2019 Small Business BC Awards. 


ARPA Investments, Kamloops
Boldly Creative, Vancouver
Glutenull, Coquitlam
Jade Electrolysis, Richmond
On The Edge Roofing, Ucluelet
Popov Leather, Nelson
Riot Brewing Co., Chemainus
Rycor, Vancouver
SUVA Beauty, Surrey
The Realm of Toys, Williams Lake

Presented by the Province of British Columbia

2 Guys with Knives, Vancouver
Kootenay Canine Adventures, Cranbrook
Legends Academy, Abbotsford
Munday Media & Design, Oliver
Namaskar Yoga, Parksville
Sue’s Clothesline, Creston
The Realm of Toys, Williams Lake
Trench Brewing & Distilling Inc, Prince George
Vancouver Island Hot Sauce, Nanoose Bay
Warmland Garage Doors Service, Duncan

Presented by Industry Training Authority BC

Diamond Diesel, Surrey
Geotility Geothermal Installations Corporation, Kelowna
Mr. Swirl Plumbing, Coquitlam
Murphy Construction Corp., Pemberton
Norlang Automotive Ltd, Langley
NZ Builders, Victoria
RDC Fine Homes, Whistler
Solid Rock Steel, Surrey
The Garage, Burnaby
Whistler Cooks, Whistler

Presented by Vancity

Jo’s Place, Pender Island
Long Table Grocery, Quesnel
MakerLabs, Vancouver
Meanwhile in Sooke, Sooke
Murphy Construction Corp., Pemberton
Namaskar Yoga, Parksville
Okanagan RAWSOME, Grindrod
Riot Brewing Co., Chemainus
Sue’s Clothesline, Creston
Young Moviemakers, Vancouver


Barnacle Systems Inc, Victoria
Campertunity, Vancouver
Haywood Golf, Vancouver
Kootenay Canine Adventures, Cranbrook
Locelle Digital Inc., North Saanich
Motus Health & Wellness, Vancouver
Mr. Quinley’s Weird, Wonderful and (Sometimes) Slightly Odd Adventures, Surrey
Raven Reads Books Ltd., Kamloops
susGRAINable, Vancouver
The Jump Life, North Vancouver

Presented by TruShield Insurance

COCO Cafe, Cedar
Erickson Coaching International, Vancouver
Insights West, Vancouver
Jo’s Place, Pender Island
Lux Insights, North Vancouver
MQN Architecture and Interior Design, Vernon
Murphy Construction Corp., Pemberton
Natural Evolution Hair Studio, Parksville
Redstamp Agency, Coquitlam
ZedStudio, Coquitlam

Presented by Small Business BC

Arora Comfortechs, Vancouver
e-Visa Immigration Services Inc., Vancouver
HJ Wu & Company Inc. (CPA), Vancouver
Kipling Media Ltd, Vancouver
LifeStyle Channel Ltd., Vancouver
Liontech Solutions, Vancouver
Marwick Marketing, Squamish, Vancouver, Vancouver
Westbridge Media, Vancouver

Presented by Western Economic Diversification Canada

AirGMS, Vancouver
Coulson Ice Blast, Port Alberni
Enercheez, Nelson
GenomeMe Lab Inc., Richmond
GotHire, Vancouver
Lift Startups, Comox
Mommy Brain Creatives Inc., Vancouver
M·Y·O Cosmetic Cases, Surrey
Traction Guest, Burnaby
The Self Publishing Agency, North Vancouver


Community Customs Brokers Inc., Surrey
Earths Eats, Coquitlam
Elate Cosmetics, Victoria
Mr. Quinley’s Weird, Wonderful and (Sometimes) Slightly Odd Adventures, Surrey
Pacific Coast Seafood Distributors Inc., Surrey
Popov Leather, Nelson
Photoras Consulting, Surrey
Shakti Acupressure Mat Canada, Vancouver
Sumo Environmental Products Inc., Vancouver
Thai Roots Trading Corp, Vancouver


Array Web + Creative, Nanaimo
blueberrycloud, North Vancouver
Claris Media, Fernie
Get Clear Consulting, Abbotsford
KIMBO Design Inc., Vancouver
Kipling Media Ltd, Vancouver
Longevity Graphics, Coquitlam
SUVA Beauty, Surrey
SYN Interactive, Vancouver
Town Hall Brands, Vancouver