Business Excellence Awards

Nominate online now for the business excellence awards 2017.


The Richmond Chamber of Commerce's Business Excellence Awards honour Richmond businesses who have distinguished themselves in ten categories:

Small Business of the Year Award



Honours a business that demonstrates continual business excellence through positive business growth, exemplifies superior customer service and embraces an outstanding commitment to quality.

If you are unsure of the size of this business, don't worry, the Chamber's BEA Task Force will work it out for you.

Mid-Size Business of the Year Award



Large Business of the Year Award



Business Leadership of the Year Award

Honours a business that provides leadership and inspiration; makes a positive contribution to the community, mentorship and/or the environment and serves as a positive role model.

Innovation Award of the Year

Honours a business that exemplifies successful innovation; displays vision in the development of new technologies, products and/or services and demonstrates the ability to take risks.


Green Business of the Year Award

Honours a business that demonstrates leadership with their environmental and sustainable business practices.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Honours an entrepreneur under the age of 40 who excels in business, exemplifies leadership and entrepreneurial skills and demonstrates exceptional vision that contributes to business success.

New Business of the Year Award

Honours a new business (2 years or less from the date of incorporation or first day of operation) that is achieving outstanding business performance in a short period of time, demonstrates exceptional promise for continued growth and serves as an inspiration for other new businesses.

Outstanding Workplace Award of the Year

Honours a business that excels while demonstrating a commitment to a healthy work environment through practices that benefit employees physically, intellectually and/or emotionally. Special attention will be paid to businesses that have taken measures to improve the quality of life of their employees.

Association of the Year Award


Honours an Association who is a not for profit organization, (including charities, community associations and societies); The organization will have shown innovation and leadership and achieved outstanding success in the not-for-profit sector.

Why Nominate?

Most successful business people recognize that their success in business is grounded on solid relationships. They devote time and effort in building and protecting these relationships because they understand that “people don’t care what you know until they know that you care”. A great way to show your trust and appreciation with people that you care about is to make sure that you take the time to nominate them for worthwhile awards. The Business Excellence Awards Gala is the Richmond Chamber’s largest and best recognized event of the year. It provides a wonderful platform to celebrate and publicize the successes of our best businesses and business leaders. It’s your opportunity to show your best clients, friends, family or business people that you admire, that you really do care – and all it takes is a minute of your time!

- Richard Nash, Investors Group Financial Services, Chair of the 2017  Business Excellence Awards Committee

How to Nominate:

 1. Simply fill out the online nomination form here and click submit. This should only take 5 minutes or less.
 2. Nomination deadline is 5:00pm, August 17th, 2017
* Please note, nominees do not have to be members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce but they do need to have a valid City of Richmond business license.Nominees will be asked to submit additional documents and answer questions intended to support their nomination.