Nathan Caddell

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Apr 7, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Burnaby’s Peregrine pivots to Plexiglas screens

When the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading across Canada, Brian French knew he had to act fast to save his company. Burnaby-based Peregrine Retail Design Manufacturing was built on helping high-end restaurants and retailers create their front-end experiences. Peregrine counts brands like...

Apr 3, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Form Body Lab’s Jessica Slonski

A former professional dancer, Jessica Slonksi has been teaching Pilates in Vancouver since 2009, and doing it out of her own studio, Form Body Lab, for the past seven-and-a-half years. Slonski launched her business after spotting what she thought was a...

Apr 2, 2020
Government and business come together with the COVID-19 Supply Hub

Sue Paish sums up the Canada’s Technology Supercluster quite simply. “We solve big problems, and we do it quickly,” says the CEO of the B.C.-based, federal government–funded outfit, which brings together organizations in different industries across the country in the...

Apr 1, 2020
2020 Women of the Year Awards: Rising Star

Founder and CEO, Kids Physio Group A love of babysitting turned into a career in pediatric physiotherapy for Laura Patrick, who worked for Vancouver Coastal Health after earning a master’s in physical therapy at McMaster University in Hamilton. But as one of...

Apr 1, 2020
2020 Women of the Year Awards: Innovator

Co-founder and CEO, Open Ocean Robotics Julie Angus has long been interested in the ocean and how small boats perform in it. That makes sense, given that the Victoria resident says she has spent more than 10,000 hours in such vessels, becoming...

Mar 27, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Electric Bicycle Brewing cleans up nicely

You can’t have a beer in Electric Bicycle Brewing’s colourful tasting room right now, but the brewery hasn’t shuttered operations. Besides opening an online store where customers can grab hazy pale ales and IPAs, the East Vancouver outfit has pivoted...

Mar 26, 2020
Getting creative in a pandemic: Welk’s General Store goes to Google

Welk’s General Store sells food, sure, but it would be something of a stretch to call the most interesting retailer on Vancouver’s Main Street an “essential business.” Cricket bars and kombucha aren’t exactly necessary for survival. For many in the...

Mar 20, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Aisle CEO Suzanne Siemens

A chartered professional accountant by trade, Suzanne Siemens founded Lunapads (since renamed Aisle) with fashion designer Madeleine Shaw in 2000 to produce and market a sustainable collection of menstrual products, including washable cloth menstrual pads and period underwear. The pair were far ahead...

Mar 19, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Later co-founder and COO Matt Smith

After graduating from UBC, Matt Smith worked in IT before becoming something of a serial entrepreneur. He founded two companies based on hosting online scores in Alpha Score Seminars and then Thinkific, with his brother, Greg Smith. Greg is still CEO...

Mar 17, 2020
How some prominent B.C. companies are working in the midst of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic brings many businesses and other organizations to an abrupt and indefinite halt, some truths about how we work are being uncovered. One is that no two workplaces are exactly the same. They have similarities, sure, but while...

Mar 12, 2020
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Traction on Demand founder and CEO Greg Malpass

Greg Malpass's LinkedIn profile states that he went to the "School of hard knocks." And while that isn't literally true (the Nelson native did a BBA at SFU), he did learn hard and fast lessons while starting a company in...

Mar 6, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Vancouver video games and what the BCLC can learn from JoJo

Temperatures are supposed to dip below freezing this weekend, as Mother Nature apparently needs a reminder that it’s March in Vancouver. Where are the cherry blossoms, girl? We’re going to assume that the weather is the reason all these people are...

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