Business Excellence Awards

Business Excellence Awards

Business Excellence Awards

Presented by the Markham Board of Trade, the Business Excellence Awards is an annual celebration of entrepreneurial spirit, success, and ingenuity where the Markham community comes together to acknowledge the success of local Markham businesses.


Thank you for your interest, nominations are now closed for 2018. 

The list of categories are as follows:

The Anthony Roman Award – Honors an individual who is a community leader and who has been successful in their own business, has helped other companies succeed, and has taken a very active part in contributing to the Markham community.

Business Employer of Excellence – Awarded to a company that invests in their employees, as well as providing a culture that nurtures, recognizes and rewards excellence.

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment – This award recognizes a company that has made an exceptional contribution to community building and to enriching Markham’s cultural vibrancy and livability.

The Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership Award – Presented to a company that is a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability measures.

Entrepreneurship – Honors an individual or company which has demonstrated extraordinary entrepreneurial success in starting and growing a business.

Food Service & Hospitality – This new award recognizes companies that excel in customer service, innovation and creativity in catering, hotel, restaurant and conference facility areas.Global Business Excellence – Celebrates companies that have achieved business success in markets outside of Canada.

High Quality & Service – Recognizes a company that provides exceptional quality and service to their customers.Innovation – Recognizes a company that fosters a culture of innovation in technology, manufacturing or marketing.

Tech Company of the Year – In collaboration with TechConnex, this award celebrated the Tech Company that demonstrated leadership, success and outstanding quality service.

Tech Startup of the Year – In collaboration with TechConnex, the Tech Startup of the Year will recognize a new Tech company with drive, ambition and proven entrepreneurial spirit.

The Business Excellence Awards Gala

Markham Board of Trade will be hosting its 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa. In addition to the awards presentation, the gala includes pre- and post-dinner receptions, exceptional food and desserts, as well as the opportunity to network with the Mayor and Council.

Join us for our annual celebration of entrepreneurial spirit, success, and business ingenuity.

Cocktails begin at 6PM, followed by dinner and a gala where this year’s Business Excellence Awards recipients will be announced. More details and to register, CLICK HERE.

For information on sponsoring the Business Excellence Awards, CLICK HERE.

To view our on-line event calendar and to register for an upcoming event, CLICK HERE.

Thank you to our Business Excellence Awards Sponsors:


Platinum Sponsors:


Décor Sponsor: