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.

Congratulations to all the finalists and recipients at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards! Thank you to all our fantastic sponsors, It was a wonderful night.

We look forward to welcoming everyone at the 2021 Awards being held on January 28, 2021!

2019 Business Excellence Awards Recipients

Business Employer of Excellence
Winner: Astellas Pharma Canada Inc.
Sponsor: Markham Board of Trade

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment
Winner: Sofina Foods Inc. & The Sofina Foundation
Sponsor: Don Valley North Lexus

Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership
Winner: Crown Property Management Inc.
Sponsor: Alectra Utilities

Winner: Mara Technologies Inc.

Food Service & Hospitality
Winner: Unionville Arms Pub & Grill
Sponsor: Classic Group of Companies

Global Business Excellence
Winner: LEA Group

High Quality & Service
Winner: NLI Solutions
Sponsor: RBC Royal Bank

Winner: NOVO Plastics Inc.
Sponsor: Bell

Women Led Business:
Winner: SE Health
Sponsor: Scotia Bank

Presidents Award:
Winner: Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto

ASPIRE Awards:
(all sponsored by Seneca)
Community Involvement: Heather Dougan, Marriott Hotels 
Professional Excellence: Lincoln Lo, Malone Given Parsons Ltd. 
Startup: Jack Zhou, Wizrobotics


2019 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

Business Employer of Excellence: Astellas Pharma Canada Inc.; CaTech Systems Ltd.; Park Property Management Inc.

Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment: 105.9 The Region; Enercare Inc.; Sofina Foods Inc. & The Sofina Foundation

The Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership Award: Crown Property Management Inc.; Howland Green Homes; Lind Equipment

Entrepreneurship: Logics Academy; Mara Technologies Inc.; Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs

Food Service & Hospitality: The Bake House, Toronto Marriott Markham; Unionville Arms Pub & Grill

Global Business Excellence: CIeNET International, LLC.; LEA Group; Timber Systems Ltd.

High Quality and Service: Jushi Canada Fiberglass Co.; MRCK Marketing; NLI Solutions

Innovation: 4S Consulting Services; LMN Software; NOVO Plastics Inc.

Women Led Business: Royal LePage YCR; Russell Aquatics Swim School; SE Health

About the Awards

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.

Global Business Excellence – Celebrates companies that have achieved business success in markets outside of Canada.

Innovation – Honouring a company that fosters a culture of innovation in technology, manufacturing and marketing.

Women Led Business – Recognizing a company that has achieved business success, and is led and/or owned by a woman or group of women.

Thank you to our Business Excellence Awards Sponsors:


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