Nathan Caddell

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jul 16, 2020
Supply chain expert Graham Robins talks COVID-19 challenges, getting rejected at the border

Asked how he makes a living, Graham Robins has a pretty simple answer: “Our customers basically pay us to be invisible,” he says of A&A Contract Customs Brokers, the Surrey-based company where he serves as CEO. “They don’t want to deal with...

Jul 10, 2020
Young Guns: Sean Burke's latest venture is about more than making money

In his 32 years, Sean Burke has made three big career moves. The first two were unmitigated successes. After graduating from SFU with both a bachelor’s degree in accounting and the basketball team’s all-time record for assists, the North Vancouver...

Jul 9, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Investment executive Danny Popescu scales summits

Danny Popescu attempted a 15-years-later revival of one of his life highlights this past January, and like Sylvester Stallone slipping back into Rocky Balboa’s trunks or Bruce Willis finding John McClane’s grin again, there were some growing pains. Having had...

Jul 8, 2020
Saje advice? The story behind the corporate takeover at one of B.C.’s best-known wellness brands

One of Vancouver’s most successful business stories has come to an abrupt end. It all began in 1992, when Jean-Pierre and Kate Ross LeBlanc opened a small shop in North Vancouver dedicated to selling essential oils and skincare products. Since then, Saje...

Jul 7, 2020
After Very Good Butchers’ success, what other FrontFundr companies might pull a public move?

If developing a genuinely good vegan burger wasn’t groundbreaking enough, Victoria-based Very Good Butchers achieved another first last month, when it became the first company listed on equity crowdfunding platform FrontFundr to go public. Very Good hit the Canadian Stock Exchange (under the...

Jul 2, 2020
Herschel Supply undergoes layoffs as result of COVID-19

After months of dealing with reduced margins thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, retailer Herschel Supply Co. was forced to reduce staff on June 9. Although the company wouldn’t comment on specifics, a source close to the matter told BCBusiness that 79 people...

Jun 30, 2020
Meet the Burnaby food truck festival that doubles as a small business indicator

On Saturday, June 20, about 700 people braved a torrential downpour to come to an unremarkable Brentwood parking lot. The former home of a car dealership was being transformed for the first of many biweekly food truck fairs, this one featuring...

Jun 30, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Former Olympian Adam Kreek gets people moving

For many, Fridays are a way to relax—a port in the hectic storm that is the work week. Not for Adam Kreek. “It seems really normal to me, but it seems odd to a lot of people,” he says with...

Jun 29, 2020
What do we know about Tom Keiser, Hootsuite’s new CEO?

Today’s news that Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes will be replaced as CEO of one of Vancouver’s most notable tech success stories shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Holmes, who will stay on as chair of the company’s board of directors, announced...

Jun 26, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: The NHL, going public and changing B.C.’s name

Hey, we stopped doing this in, like, mid-March. Anything happen since then? Now that it feels like the world is ready to be judged once more, a quick reminder of how things go down here. Much of this will be tongue-in-cheek. Some...

Jun 17, 2020
Innovate BC awards $1.2 million in funding to four tech ventures

For the eighth time, government agency Innovate BC has announced the winners of its Ignite Program—and once again, the ventures in question are using technology to break new ground and advance different industries. Meet the four winning projects, each of which...

Jun 16, 2020
Mark Pannes out as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO after five months

Mark Pannes’ introductory press conference as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO last winter was…different, to say the least. The former AS Roma executive started things off by revealing that season ticket renewal numbers were down. It was a refreshing moment in the often...

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