The Lists

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Business Disrupter
Nathan Caddell

“I’ve spent my career financing entrepreneurs, so there’s always a story,” says Kristi Miller. Turns out, her own tale is nothing to sneeze at. It starts in a South Vancouver kitchen where the Winston Churchill Secondary graduate spent a lot of time with a Russian friend, eating cabbage rolls and trying...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of the Year 2019: Social Impact
Jessica Natale Woollard

Ten trees planted for every item of apparel sold. That’s the promise of Ten Tree International, dedicated to helping each customer play a role in the company’s mission to make a big impact. “What we say internally is, ‘The world won’t be changed by 100 perfect environmentalists, it’ll get changed...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Emerging Entrepreneur
Dee Hon

Tara Bosch started what would become SmartSweets in the summer of 2015 with a mission to make candies everyone loves, but without added sugar or artificial sweeteners. She adored sweets growing up, but as a teenager she fell into an unhealthy cycle of binging and losing self-esteem. The then–UBC arts...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Environmental Products + Services
Felicity Stone

Thomas Ligocki knows firsthand the hardships that refugees face. When his family tried to escape from their native Czechoslovakia, “there was one failed attempt where we actually got arrested and got separated from my parents and got questioned,” he recalls. “And then there were multiple attempts where we came close...

Jun 24, 2019
Top 100 2019: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
Peter Mitham

Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 5,442,0002017: 5,020,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 2,264,0002017: 2,070,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,995,0002017: 3,295,615 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,394,6022017: 1,361,916 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,022,8772017: 879,546 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 547,560 c2017: 460,594 c Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 538,9692017: 538,935 Revenue by fiscal...

Jun 19, 2019
Top 100 2019: Wheeling, dealing—and worrying
Peter Mitham

Trade deals and rumours of trade wars; rising interest rates and tighter government regulation—such was the year in business across B.C. as the 100 biggest companies by revenue kept expanding, evolving and broaching new markets in 2018. “Right now, the economy is pretty strong,” says Ken Peacock, chief economist with the...

Jun 19, 2019
Top 100 2019: 1 to 50
Peter Mitham

2018 rank: 1Chief executive: Darren Entwistle Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 14,368,0002017: 13,304,000% change: 8 2018 rank: 2Chief executive: Donald Lindsay Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 12,564,000 2017: 11,910,000 % change: 5.5 2017 rank: 3Chief executive: Jim Pattison Revenue by fiscal year...

Jun 19, 2019
Top 100 2019: 51 to 100
Peter Mitham

2017 rank: 44Chief executive: Randy Smallwood Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,020,801 c2017: 1,094,999 c% change: -6 2017 rank: 54Chief executive: Dan Daviau Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,022,8772017: 879,546 % change: 16.3 53. Pan American Silver Corp. 2017 rank: 45Chief executive: Michael Steinmann Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,016,470 c2017:...

Jun 19, 2019
Top 100 2019: Winners & Losers
Nathan Caddell

Revenue Change: 329.4%Net Income: $237.9 millioinNet Income Change: 147.3% The largest developer of rental housing in Western Canada had a busy 2018. At home, it bought an eight-storey building currently occupied by the Canada Revenue Agency in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: Jim Pattison Group
Richard Littlemore

It’s always risky to judge a book by its cover—or a man by his plaid jacket. But everything you need to know about 90-year-old Jimmy Pattison is evident, instantly, in the grip of his handshake. You know what handshakes are like. Some are too weak, some too strong—some people hold on...

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