Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island president Rosalind Scott is pleased to introduce this year’s directory of bureau members to the public.

Better Business Bureau set to launch business directory

The bureau publishes its listings of accredited businesses on Vancouver Island annually.

The Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island is set to launch its 2015 directory – celebrating business excellence.

The bureau publishes its listings of accredited businesses on Vancouver Island annually.

“These are businesses that consumers really need to be using in terms of trust,” said president Rosalind Scott, who is based in Victoria.

“For us [BBB], we always get excited to take a look at this directory of great businesses.

A business must go through a detailed vetting process in order to be accredited – it’s not as simple as just joining the Better Business Bureau.

In order to qualify, a business must have been in operation for at least a year, have no complaints logged against it, have established a positive presence in the marketplace and have a good rating with the BBB, based on specific criteria.

“Businesses must maintain its accreditation once it’s earned it. If a business doesn’t keep to our standards then its accreditation is revoked,” Scott said.

“Nobody can walk in the door, write a cheque and say I want to be accredited.”

One of the ways the BBB celebrates businesses that have gone above and beyond is through the annual Torch Awards.

“These aren’t awards that say a business is good because the majority of our accredited business have an A+ rating,” Scott said.

Instead, the awards are for businesses that stand out from the crowd, such as in community service.

Awards are given to both winners and finalists, but there are no formal categories. The categories are based on the types of nominations.

Each year the BBB receive several thousand nominations from across Vancouver Island. This Year’s Torch Awards gala is Nov. 6 in Victoria.

For more information on the Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island, please go online to bbb.org/vancouver-island or call 250-386-6348.

The BBB business directory will be available across Vancouver Island at the end of the month.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VicPD confirms wolf sighting in James Bay

Police ask that children and pets be taken inside

VIDEO: Furry, four-legged donors make their way to doggy blood drive in Langford

WAVES and Canadian Animal Blood Bank host blood drive for dogs

Annual Salmon Carcass Transplant draws Saanich residents to Douglas Creek

More than 100 frozen salmon tossed into the creek as part of ecological restoration

Colwood hosts open house on future of Royal Bay community

Event takes place on Jan. 22 at Royal Bay Secondary from 6 to 8 p.m.

WATCH: Police warn car break-ins are on the rise in Greater Victoria

Residents can ‘take precautions to make their vehicle undesirable,’ says VicPD spokesperson

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

VIDEO: Drone footage shows extent of damage in Highway 4 rockslide

Tofino, Ucluelet still cut off from rest of the island, as crews work to repair roadway

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

UBC grad and sister killed in Iran plane crash had bright futures ahead, close friend says

Asadi-Lari siblings Mohammad Hussein and Zeynab were two of 57 Canadians aboard downed Flight PS752

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

Most Read