Brampton is home to some of the most dynamic businesses in Canada. Each year, the Brampton Board of Trade recognizes the best of the best small, medium and large businesses at this inspiring event.
Save the Date for the 2024 Business Excellence Awards Gala on May 2nd, 2024!
Thank You Sponsors
Announcing Michael Burrows as the 2023 Business Person of the Year
The Brampton Board of Trade is delighted to announce that Michael Burrows, CEO at Maple Lodge Farms, has been named 2023 Brampton Business Person of the Year.
The Business Person of the Year is awarded to an individual that has demonstrated business leadership and excellence in Brampton, contributing to the city in both professional and personal endeavours.
10 Business Excellence Categories
Global Trade Impact
These companies are putting Canada on the map and making Brampton an internationally recognized name – not an easy feat within a dynamic and competitive global marketplace. Versatile, ever-changing and highly strategic, these businesses are distinguishing themselves abroad and bringing Brampton to the world.
An important pillar of our city is to support the lives of Brampton residents by helping improve access to opportunities and the essentials of life. These Not-for-Profit organizations are beacons of hope, focusing their efforts on social change and community development.
These local businesses make corporate social responsibility part of their company’s vision and have made their community a priority. The impact they have made on individuals and organizations in our city has been significant — and have helped change lives for the better.
Culture Experience (eligible organizations in Arts, Recreation, Culture and Hospitality)
Brampton’s diverse population of 234 different cultures and 115 different languages is one of the most ethnically diverse populations in Canada. A vibrant city boasting a rich mosaic of sounds, tastes and colours, this category recognizes eligible organizations in the arts, recreation, culture and hospitality industries that inspire our senses and ignite our interests.
Workplace Wellness & Talent Development
With a purpose to develop and steward a meaningful culture of health, these nominees recognize the individual and their distinct needs in the workplace. In the wake of COVID-19, operational success has never been so reliant on employee and business well-being. These businesses provide consistent and comprehensive training, progressive opportunities and implement succession planning to encourage local leadership within the Brampton business community.
Smart Solutions (for achievement and excellence in Digital Transformation)
The businesses operating within this space are our eyes into the future. Highly creative and strategic, these nominees have achieved excellence in the area of digital transformation. Responding to constant shifts in their fields of expertise, these companies have researched, discovered and adopted new and innovative technologies in order to improve efficiency, provide value and ultimately evolve their business.
Service Excellence (eligible businesses include restaurants/catering/venues and hotels)
Brampton’s thriving service industry is dedicated to delivering essential services and experiences which support and promote the well-being of our community. Brampton’s service sector is integral to our city’s growing economy as they serve the needs of our city’s diverse businesses and customer demands.
The ‘support local’ slogan brings new and necessary focus to the importance of retail — and the potential prosperity that comes through community re-investment. Brampton’s bustling and expansive range of retail businesses provide an enormous assortment of goods, services and experiences. The businesses in this category are ceaselessly customer-centric and forward-thinking, anticipating the needs and wants of the Brampton community in all facets of life.
Not only is Brampton located in the centre of the 2nd largest Information and Communication Cluster in North America, but also has a reputation for fostering inventive entrepreneurs and developing cutting-edge technology. Driven and determined, these visionaries are champions of innovation, pushing our imaginations and city forward with every new idea.
Brampton business owners understand that while growth and profitability are the keys to success, they must also do their part to protect the environment and consider broader society in how they manage their operations. Many local leaders are increasing their focus on climate and environmental sustainability by making conscious choices in all facets of their business — for the betterment of Brampton and beyond