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BCFB Awards is an annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of companies, products,

and individuals that have truly made an impact in the BC food, beverage, and natural health industry.

 

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BEST IN BRAND - MARKETING AWARD

Awarded to a company that has a defined strategy and best practices for building sustained brand growth and is recognized as a brand leader with strong revenue results.

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a company 
  • Awarded to a processor 
  • has a defined strategy and best practices for building growth as an organization 
  • Is recognized as a brand leader or rising star in their category with strong revenue results 
  • Utilizes a variety of consumer facing media and activity to build brand awareness such as traditional and digital media, in-store, experiential, PR and Social 

EXPORT AWARD

Awarded to a company that has exported products manufactured in BC for direct-to-consumer or retail markets for a minimum of 2 years and has shown notable growth in results to their export activities.

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a company 
  • Awarded to a processor 
  • Have earned foreign revenue in excess of $100,000 in the past fiscal year 
  • Have been exporting for a minimum of 2 years 
  • Established a presence in one or more geographic markets 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

Awarded to a BCFB processor member with 20+ years in business in BC who have made a significant contribution to the industry through design, invention, leadership, commitment to growth, environmental sustainability, and/or innovation.

CRITERIA

  • Processor member 
  • Awarded to a company 
  • 20+ years in business in BC 
  • Have made significant contributions to the food, beverage, and natural health industry through any of the following: 
  • Design, the invention of equipment, product, process, or technical services. 
  • A strong reputation in the industry that demonstrates leadership 
  • Commitment to growth 
  • Commitment to supporting the BC Economy 
  • Reputation for being Innovative 

***the 2021 inductee will be announced on awards night


 

INNOVATION AWARD

Awarded to a company that has developed and implemented innovative practices and/or products within any aspect of their business.

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a company 
  • Demonstrates innovation in any aspect of the company 
  • (eg. Processes, technology, ingredients, human resources, culture, engagement, sales and marketing, product development, health and safety, research and development) 
  • Is seen as a leader and benchmark to industry 
  • Has developed and implemented innovative practices and/or products within their company  

LEADERSHIP AWARD

Awarded to ​someone who has been in the industry for 10+ years, leading and inspiring others to take on new initiatives to learn and grow.

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a person within a company
  • 10+ years of work experience in the industry
  • Leads and inspires others to take on new initiatives to learn and grow
  • Committed to developing and mentoring future leaders
  • Committed to the growth and development of their organizations
  • Positive contribution to the community and environment
  • Sets a high standard of integrity through leading by example and presents themselves in a responsible and respectable manner

MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Awarded to an active BCFB member who contributes to the industry through products and/or services.

PROCESSOR OF THE YEAR

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a company  
  • Must be a BCFB Member 
  • Must be a Processor Member 
  • Must be engaged in BCFB activities (Peer Groups, Committees, Board, Event Volunteers, Event attendees etc...) 
  • Must contribute to the industry somehow through products and/or services 

ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a company  
  • Must be a BCFB Member 
  • Must be an Associate Member 
  • Must be engaged in BCFB activities (Peer Groups, Committees, Board, Event Volunteers, Event attendees etc...) and supporting both BCFB and industry through leadership, sponsorship, an a high degree of engagement in helping processors in the industry. 
  • Must contribute to the industry somehow through products and/or services.

***the associate and processor of the year awards are chosen in house


 

PEOPLE FIRST AWARD - HEALTH, SAFETY, AND CULTURE EXCELLENCE

A company that demonstrates heath, safety and culture leadership. This company goes beyond health and safety and has introduced innovative programs for their workers. This company is in good standing with WorkSafeBC, without serious injury/fatality for at least 5 years.

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a processor 
  • Awarded to a company that demonstrates health, safety, and culture leadership 
  • Goes beyond occupational health and safety compliance, with a recognized OHS system in place (OSSE, ISO, etc.) 
  • Has introduced innovative programs for worker safety and well-being - Describe at least one. 
  • Has fostered a positive, engaged business culture- (Active Program in place or means of measuring) 
  • Is registered in good standing with WorkSafeBC, and without serious injury/fatality for at least 5 years.

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Product of the Year is the flagship BC Food & Beverage award.  10 finalists will be chosen from all nominations to compete for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze placements in a Dragon’s-Den-style format pitch at Vancouver's Pacific Theatre on August 17th 2021.  Winners will be announced on September 16th 2021 at the BCFB Virtual Awards.

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a company’s product 
  • BC made product 
  • Must be a food, beverage, or natural health product 
  • Taste (if applicable) 
  • Appeal of product packaging 
  • Innovative and unique product 
  • Positive environmental/sustainable impact 
  • Story of how the product/company got started 

RISING STAR AWARD

Awarded to someone with less than 10 years of experience in the industry that shows a desire to constantly learn and grow. This person is an innovator and role model on the rise.

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a person 
  • Less than 10 years in the industry 
  • Demonstrates a desire to constantly learn and grow 
  • Innovator and role model 
  • Contribution to industry, community, and environment 

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Awarded to a company that shows leadership in sustainability and contributes to helping the environment.

CRITERIA

  • Awarded to a company 
  • Leader in sustainability processes and practices 
  • Positive contribution to the environment 
  • Inspirational 
  • Role Model