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.

CLICK HERE to view a media release announcing this year’s finalists for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards.

The list of categories are as follows:


Awarded to a company that demonstrates exemplary leadership in making their business or workplace accessible. This includes meeting the special needs of clients or customers, and in finding innovative approaches for those with disabilities (note: category not available for 2017).


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.



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


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.



Recognizes a company that fosters a culture of innovation in technology, manufacturing or marketing.


The Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership Award

Presented to a company that is a leader in environmental conservation and sustainability measures.


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.

The Business Excellence Awards Gala

Markham Board of Trade will be hosting its 27th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on Thursday, November 9, 2017 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 a Carnival Extravaganza at Markham’s 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.

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