Chamber of Commerce awards top Victoria businesses

Awards were presented in 14 categories including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bob Skene

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce celebrated local business excellence during the Greater Victoria Business Awards on April 24.

Awards were presented in 14 categories including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bob Skene.

The 2014 award winners are:

Business Leadership: Chard Development; Runner-up: Lifetime Networks.

New Business: PBX Engineering Ltd.; Runner-up: Innovative Fitness Victoria.

Business of the Year (1-10 employees): Atomique Productions Ltd.; Runner-up: Cedarwood Productions Inc.

Business of the Year (11-25 employees): National Courier Service Ltd.; Runner-up: Triangle RV Centre Ltd.

Business of the Year (26-75 Employees): Spinnakers Brewpub & Guesthouses; Runner-up: Outset Media Corp.

Business of the Year (76+ Employees): Wilson’s Transportation Ltd.; Runner-up: Epicure.

Employer of the Year: Accent Inns; Runner-up: Seaspan Victoria Shipyards.

Innovation: AOE Accumulated Ocean Energy Inc.; Runner-up: B.C. Cancer Agency-Vancouver Island.

Outstanding Customer Service: Balance Home Cleaning; Runner-up: ICE – Island Centre of Hockey Excellence.

Sustainable Business Practices: Big Wheel Burger; Runner-up: Oughtred Coffee & Tea Ltd.

Business Person of the Year: Sybil Verch, The Verch Group at Raymond James; Runner-up: Dan Dagg, Hot House Marketing.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Janna Malo, Fired Up! Paint Your Own Ceramics Studio; Runner-up: Andrew Higginson, Higginson Consulting.

Employee of the Year: Paul Rudd, Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours; Runner-up: Chris Loran, The Q! and The Zone.