BC COMPANIES HONOURED AT
THE 2013 BC EXPORT AWARDS
Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. of Prince George, BC
Lands Exporter of the Year and the Premier’s Award
for Job Creation
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters British Columbia (CME BC) and the Ministry of International Trade are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 BC Export Awards following today’s awards ceremony in Vancouver. The high profile event was attended by hundreds of export industry representatives and government officials. The awards recognize top BC companies for their outstanding contribution to the province’s export industry.
"Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2013 BC Export Awards and to CME BC for their incredible work in recognizing industry excellence through the awards gala this afternoon," said Minister of International Trade Teresa Wat. "Premier Christy Clark and I are embarking on the Jobs and Trade Mission to Asia later this month to open new doors and get BC goods and services into global markets. We know that by expanding and strengthening trading relationships abroad means real jobs here at home."
“On behalf of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters - British Columbia, I would like to congratulate the winners of the 31st Annual BC Export Awards,” stated Marcus Ewert-Johns Vice President, British Columbia. “The BC Export Awards honour BC’s top businesses for leading the charge in bringing British Columbia’s and Canada’s expertise to world markets; In 2012, BC exported $31.3 billion in goods, and in 2013, this increased 4.9% YTD – the second highest among Canadian provinces. These numbers can be credited directly to the hard work and dedication of BC export companies such as those honoured here today.”
“Conditions that promote the flow of goods, services and capital help local economies to prosper, and expanding global trade and international investment enables local businesses to thrive,” said Linda Seymour, Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking and Regional President, Central and Eastern Canada, HSBC Bank Canada. “HSBC has a long and proud history of working with companies looking to grow beyond their borders and find new opportunities abroad, and we are thrilled to offer our congratulations to the winners of the 2013 BC Export Awards.”