Brampton Board of Trade

Celebrating Excellence

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.

Congratulations to all award recipients at this year’s event. We’ll see you all on May 5, 2022, for BEA2022!

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Announcing Vito Ciciretto as the 2021 Business Person of the Year

The Brampton Board of Trade is delighted to announce that Vito Ciciretto, President & CEO of Dynacare, has been named 2021 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.

Throughout his career, Ciciretto has served as a compassionate, decisive, and inspiring business leader, and throughout the past year, each of these qualities has been on full display. Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ciciretto has stepped up to support not only the Brampton community, but also communities, public health systems, and employees all across Canada.

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12 Business Excellence Categories

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing is the largest industry by employment in Brampton, accounting for almost 25% of Brampton’s workforce and contributing approximately $4 billion towards the national GDP. This category celebrates the strength and accomplishments of Brampton’s advanced manufacturing sector and their constant drive towards innovative technology.

International Trade

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.


Brampton has a bustling retail community encompassing small, mid and large retailers who provide an enormous assortment of goods and services. The businesses in this category are always customer-centric and forward-thinking, anticipating the needs and wants of the community in all facets of life.

Business Services

Brampton’s business services sector leads the way in providing personalized business enterprise solutions. Not only is this industry dynamic and innovative, but the businesses operating within this space must stay one step ahead of constant shifts in technology.


The specific needs of this sector have made Brampton the perfect location for logistic operations. Along with the city’s intermodal terminal and proximity to Pearson International Airport, businesses operating within this industry have helped identify Brampton as a leading logistical hub on a local, national and international scale.


Brampton is located in the centre of the 2nd largest Information and Communication Cluster in North America. Companies in this technology-driven category are visionaries, experts in collaboration and architects of invention. Leading change and developing efficiencies, they convert problems to ideas and push our imaginations forward.

Community Impact - Non-Profit

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.

Community Impact - For Profit

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.

Food & Beverage

Brampton is at the heart of the 2nd largest food processing cluster in North America and is host to a thriving food and beverage sector representing businesses from all facets of the food chain – from agriculture and development, to testing, processing, packaging and transportation. Companies in this category demonstrate how collaboration and modernization can achieve outstanding growth.

Healthy Workplace

A Healthy Workplace demonstrates a comprehensive approach that creates and supports healthy workplace environments in the areas of occupational health and safety, health and lifestyle practices, healthy organizational culture as well as organizational social responsibility.

Arts & Culture

Brampton’s diverse population of 234 different cultures and 115 different languages is one of the most ethnically diverse populations in Canada. With such diversity, and with so many stories to tell, it is only natural that the city boasts numerous creative disciplines and cultural endeavours which help bring our community together.

Life Sciences

Brampton is located in North America’s 3rd largest biotechnology cluster, employs over 12,000 people and averages 6% growth per year. Brampton’s life science company’s are always on the cusp of discovery using their research and strengths to advance our understanding of the complex and provide the best care possible.

See you at the 2022 Business Excellence Awards

Save the Date: May 5, 2022