Better Business Bureau Torch Awards Recipients for 2013 Announced

  
     
October 25, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia October 25, 2013Better Business Bureau serving Mainland B.C. (BBB) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 6th annual Torch Awards, which showcases how good business practice can help to build better communities.

“We are delighted to have such a diverse group of British Columbian companies that blend good ethics and financial success,” says Danielle Primrose, President and CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Mainland B.C.

The Torch Awards is the BBB's most celebrated event of the year and recognizes local businesses that substantiate exceedingly high ethical practices through an in-depth application process. Recipients for this year’s awards were announced on October 24, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.

BBB is proud to announce the following recipients for each of the award categories:

The Marketplace Excellence Award is presented to a business in recognition of its superior commitment to exceptional standards to its customers, stakeholders and community.

2013 Recipient for Marketplace Excellence Award – Large Category

Brighter Mechanical Ltd. is a Richmond-based re-piping company, in business for 25 years which demonstrated excellent management practices, customer service responsiveness and clear and transparent pricing.

2013 Recipient for Marketplace Excellence Award – Medium Business Category

Mira Floors and Interiors is a Surrey-based flooring, window coverings company since 2002 that uses a Net Promoter score to evaluate their customer service experience by determining how likely a customer will refer their company to others.

2013 Recipient for Marketplace Excellence Award – Small Category

Excalibur Electric Ltd. is based in Mission, B.C. since 2002 offering electrical services since 2002 and being involved in their community educating children about how to be safe around electricity.

The Green Award is given to a business that blends financial success with a strong commitment to positive environmental outcomes.

2013 Recipient for the Green Award

Green Coast Rubbish Inc. is a junk removal and recycling company from North Vancouver, who, since 2010 significantly reduced their carbon footprint and diverted waste, while donating goods and materials to various non-profit organizations.

The Community Award is given to a business that blends financial success with a strong commitment to positive community impacts.

2013 Recipient for Community Excellence Award – Large Category

Hollyburn Properties Ltd. is a West-Vancouver based property management and investment company which has supported multiple community partnerships since its incorporation in 1974.

2013 Recipient for Community Excellence Award – Small Category

Megaphone (Street Corner Media Foundation) is a Vancouver-based publisher of Megaphone, a magazine focused on homelessness and low income issues, sold on the streets of Vancouver by homeless and low-income vendors while also offering writing and employment workshops.

For images and profiles of the recipients, go to: www.mbc.bbb.org/torch.