• Business Achievement Awards


  • Once again, the London Business Achievement Awards gala lived up to its reputation of  being the largest gala of its kind in Canada – and once again London’s business community delivered – sending twenty outstanding finalists to the event that drew  nearly attendees.

    The London Business Achievement Awards recognizes business excellence in a number of categories including human resources, innovation, environment and our newest award – the Agri-business Award.  The London Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 34th Annual London Business Achievement Awards.


    And the award goes to... Congratulations to award recipients!!

    Small Business of the Year -   Booch Organic Kombucha 
    Medium Business of the Year  -  Talbot Marketing
    Large Business of the Year  -  Start.ca
    Agribusiness Finalists   -   IGPC Ethanol 
    Corporate Social Responsibility Finalists  -  TD Bank Group
    Environmental Leadership Finalists  -  Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes 
    Excellence in Human Resources Finalists  -  Autodata Group of Companies  
    Innovation Award Finalists  -  Heeman’s

    & Our Corporate Icon Award recipient - McCormick Canada 



    Congratulations to all our 2017 Business Achievement Award Finalists

    Small Business of the Year Finalists
    Employee Wellness Solutions Network, Fantastic Nails and Spa, sagecomm, Booch Organic Kombucha 
    Medium Business of the Year Finalists
    Red Rhino, Talbot Marketing, Black Fly Beverage Company, Forked River Brewing Company 
    Large Business of the Year Finalists
    Starlim North America, Campbell Bros. Movers Ltd., Start.ca, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
    Agribusiness Finalists
    IGPC Ethanol, Seelster Farms 
    Corporate Social Responsibility Finalists
    TD Bank Group,  STUDIO H Artist Group
    Environmental Leadership Finalists
    1-800-GOT-JUNK, Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes 
    Excellence in Human Resources Finalists
    Autodata Group of Companies, Diebold Nixdorf  
    Innovation Award Finalists
    Big Blue Bubble Inc., Heeman’s 

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    About the Business Achievement Awards

    Established in 1982 to acknowledge and celebrate local achievement, the Business Achievement Awards have become London's most prestigious business event of the year. Designed to publicly recognize London businesses that exemplify excellence, to be a finalist for an award is in itself a great accomplishment.

    Often called the "Academy Awards" of business achievement in London, the Chamber's annual Business Achievement Awards gala showcases and celebrates some of the outstanding businesses in London. Our Annual Business Achievement Awards is the largest business awards gala of its kind in Canada.


    5:00 - 6:00 pm Social
    6:00 pm Program Begins
    6:40 pm Dinner Served  
    7:55 pm Program Resumes

    9:30 pm Program Concludes 
    9:30 - 11:00pm Gala After Party 

    Dinner Menu
    Mixed Field Greens with Crisp Vegetables, Asiago Cheese and 5yr Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Montreal Spiced Breast of Chicken with a Mushroom Sauce, Polenta Provencal and Julienne Vegetables  
    Boston Cream Tower filled with Vanilla Custard and Frosted with Dark Chocolate

    Assorted Flat Breads and Rolls 

    Locally Roasted 100% Columbian Coffee, Tea  
    Vegetarian Option: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Red Pepper Coulis
     and Organic Pea Tenders

    If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Julia or Bonnie.  (julia@londonchamber.com, bonnie@londonchamber.com)

    Corporate Icon Award

    The Board of Directors present the Corporate Icon Award to a corporation that has demonstrated particular excellence or achievement in business, making either an immediate impact on, or a substantial long-term contribution to, the economic progress of our community.  

    The London Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that McCormick Canada has been selected as this year's recipient.   

    Past Winners:

    • 2016 - Libro Credit Union
    • 2015 - GoodLife Fitness
    • 2014 - TD Canada Trust
    • 2013 - 3M Canada
    • 2012 - London Life - Great West Life
    • 2011 - General Dynamics Land Systems Canada
    • 2010 - Sifton Properties
    • 2009 - Labatt Breweries of Canada
    • 2008 - Trudell Medical Ltd.
    • 2007 - EllisDon


    2017 Business Achievement Award Nominees are:

    Business of the Year Award – Small Company

    Booch Organic Kombucha  ♦  Douglas Window and Door Inc.  ♦  Driverzed.com  ♦  Employee Wellness Solutions Network  ♦  Fanshawe Driving School ♦  Fantastic Nails & Spa  ♦  Grafica Event Planners  ♦  Sagecomm  ♦  Techdoz  ♦  Wernham Wealth Management Inc

    Business of the Year Award – Medium Company

    Bellamere Winery And Event Centre  ♦  Black Fly Beverage Company  ♦  Brainworks Rehabilitation  ♦  Centura London  ♦  City Centre Storage/Big Box Mobile  ♦   Checkers  s  Exhaust Direct Ltd.  ♦  Forked River Brewing Company  ♦  Hangar9 by Fisher & Company  ♦  michael clark construction  ♦  Red Rhino Inc.  ♦  Talbot Marketing  ♦  That Car Place ♦  universitybrand

    Business of the Year Award – Large Company

    Campbell Bros. Movers Ltd.  ♦  CAN-AM Trailers Ltd.  ♦  Golder Associates Ltd.  ♦  Hanwha L & C Canada  ♦  McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP  ♦  Starlim North America  ♦  Start.ca 

    Agribusiness Award

    IGPC Ethanol  ♦  Seelster Farms

    Corporate Social Responsibility Award

    John Zubick Ltd.  ♦  Studio H Artist Group  ♦  TD Bank Group

    Environmental Leadership Award

    1-800-GOT-JUNK?  ♦  Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes

    Excellence in Human Resources Award

    Arcane Digital  ♦  Autodata Solutions Company  ♦  Diebold Nixdorf  ♦  PRA Group Canada Inc.  ♦  St. Joseph's Health Care London

    Innovation Award

    Big Blue Bubble  ♦  CLC Tree Service  ♦   Canadian Centre for Product Validation  ♦  Heeman’s  ♦  IO Industries Inc.  ♦  The Minery  ♦  Voices.com




  • Business of the Year Hall of Fame

  • Year Small Business of the Year Medium Business of the Year Large Business of the Year
    2016 tbk Creative Nicholson Sheffield Inc.  Armatec Survivibility Corporation


    Storage Worx Self Storage OTC Group Centennial Windows & Doors
    2014 ATMOS Marketing rTraction Global Spectrum Facility Mgmt (at Budweiser Gardens)
    2013 Jill's Table CultureWorks ESL McCormick Canada
    2012 Yoga Shack Voices.com CarProof
    2011 Stiris Research East Park Golf Gardens Ltd. Digital Extremes Ltd.
    2010 Try Recycling   StarTech.com
    2009 Westervelt College   Dillon Consulting
    2008 Big Blue Bubble   Trojan Technologies
    2007 Selectpath Benefits & Financial Inc.   Libro Financial Group
    2006 Clintar Groundskeeping Services   Phoenix Interactive Design
    2005 Core Solutions Development Inc.   ZTR Control Systems
    2004 New Era Graphix Inc.   Siskind Cromarty Ivey & Dowler LLP
    2003 Highstreet Asset Management   Voyageur Transportation Services
    2002 StationPark All Suite Hotel   Alliance iCommunications
    2001 McCabe Promotional Advertising   Conference Cup Ltd.
    2000 BTC Logistics   Ford Motor Company St. Thomas Assembly Plant
    1999 Stainless Steele Communications   Sterling Marking Products
    1998 Dorchester Sportswear   Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation
    1997 Ladco Display Inc.   Trojan Technologies
    1996 Coral Technologies   Delta London Armouries Hotel
    1995 C.J. Pink Ltd.   #1 Nautilus - Goodlife Fitness Clubs
    1994 County Heritage Forest Products   Cuddy Food Products
    1993 Lakeside Controls   SACDA Inc.
    1992 Trojan Technologies   Canada Trust
    1991 Microtronix Systems Ltd.   Daytun Inc.
    1990 Thomas & McCall Advertising Agency   Union Gas Ltd.
    1989* C-I-L Inc.
    1988* Morphy Containers Ltd.
    1987* Kellogg Canada Inc.
    1986* 3M Canada Inc.
    1985* London Life Insurance Co.
    1984* Big V Pharmacies Ltd.