BBB Celebrates 10th Annual Torch Award Ceremony in Vancouver

June 09, 2017


Vancouver, BC – For ten years BBB serving Mainland BC has been proudly recognizing those local businesses that go above and beyond to advance trust in the BC marketplace. The June 8th, evening gala event was attended by over one hundred BBB Accredited Business owners and entrepreneurs and was held at the Diamond Ballroom in Vancouver. For the second year in a row, the event was emceed by CBC Vancouver’s Dan Burritt.

“I am fiercely proud of the quality of businesses that exist in British Columbia,” says Danielle Primrose, President, and CEO of BBB serving Mainland BC. “I’m even more proud that we are able to give thanks to those that really stand by our mission of instilling trust and transparency in today’s market. Giving out these awards after nominations and applications are scrutinized by our judges is a great way to honour these companies and the people behind them. It’s my favourite time of the year.”

The BBB Torch Awards are broken down into three main categories; Marketplace Excellence, Community Excellence, and a Green Award.
In 2015 BBB serving Mainland BC introduced two new categories; Innovative Business Practices and the popular People’s Pick Award.

“The People’s Pick award has been very successful,” adds Primrose. “It’s been a great way for businesses to generate engagement with their consumers and it brings in thousands of votes!”


Here are the winners of BBB’s Tenth Annual Torch Awards

Marketplace Excellence (Large Business Category)
Milani Plumbing and Drainage

Marketplace Excellence (Small Business Category)
West Side Pest Control

Community Excellence
Green Coast Rubbish

Green Award
BC Plant Health Care

Innovative Business Practices

People’s Pick – 1st place
WR Mattress Gallery

People’s Pick – 2nd place
Park’ N Fly Vancouver YVR

People’s Pick Award – 3rd place
4 Pillars Consulting

BBB offers heartfelt congratulations to all of the winners and nominees.

BBB would also like to thank our many sponsors who made the evening possible.

See you next year! 


Media Contacts:

Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor
BBB Serving Mainland BC
404-788 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2M1

About BBB:

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and brands they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 365 million times for BBB Business Reviews, all available for free at BBB Serving Mainland B.C., founded in 1939 and serving the Lower Mainland, Thompson-Okanagan, Northern, Central and Southern Interior BC, and the Yukon, is one of 108 local, independent BBBs across North America. In 2016, consumers turned to BBB Serving Mainland B.C. more than 2 million times for Business Reviews and processed 6,000 complaints.