• Records Set at 2018 Business Excellence Awards

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    Brampton, ON – May 14, 2018 – Co-Hosted by Chair of the Brampton Board of Trade, Heather Strati and local celebrity Nav Nanwa, the 2018 Business Excellence Awards gala was an energetic celebration with over 500 business leaders in attendance.
    “We couldn’t have asked for a better night,” said Todd Letts, CEO, Brampton Board of Trade. We broke records not only in the amount of nominations received, but also in the number of awards presented, and guest attendance. The Business Excellence Awards are very special for Brampton – it gives us a chance to truly show our community spirit and share our unique business legacy.”  
    Eleven companies received awards in the following categories: 
    Advanced Manufacturing – Brampton Engineering
    International Trade & Investment – Amcor Rigid Plastics
    Community Impact (Private Sector) – Making Waves Swim School
    Business Services – Multivac Canada
    Life Sciences – Medtronic                                                     
    Innovation – Sheridan College                                                          
    Retail – Showcase
    Food & Beverage – Maple Lodge Farms
    Logistics – DSV Solutions Inc.
    Healthy Workplace – Now Creative Group
    Community Impact (Not-for-Profit) – Boys and Girls Club of Peel
    Chair’s Award (for volunteerism) – Glenn Williams
    The highlight of the evening was the awarding of the 2018 Business Person of the Year, to Bob Bedard, co-founder, President and CEO of Bempro Global Group for his tremendous contribution to Brampton, Canada and the international business community.
    “Everyone left feeling great about Brampton,” said Heather Strati, Chair, Brampton Board of Trade. “The stories, struggles and successes shared at the gala proved to everyone in the room just how courageous Brampton businesses are. There’s no stopping us.”
    About the Brampton Board of Trade
    For more than 131 years, The Brampton Board of Trade is the go to organization where businesses of all sectors, convene, collaborate and create solutions to boost regional economic prosperity. We provide solutions to the toughest problems businesses face every day including overcoming barriers to growth, attracting and retaining talent and making the right connections. Membership ranges from multinational corporations to small startups and individual entrepreneurs. The Brampton Board of Trade represents a diverse range of businesses from across Peel Region. Members of the Board of Trade have access to countless tools to help grow their business, increase productivity and control their bottom line.
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