• Business Excellence Awards 2015

  • Congratulations 17th Annual Business Excellence Awards Winners

    On Thursday, January 28th the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Excellence Awards at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club recognizing outstanding contributions to the Peninsula business community.


    1-7 Employees      Sponsored by Peace Arch  News

    Hallmark Carpets
    Josie Tutte and Tim Atkinson, Owners

    Hallmark Carpets Winner of 1-7 Employees Jose Tutte, Owner with award sponsor  Dwayne Weidendorf, Publisher of Peace Arch News

    Hallmark Carpets, located at 16th and 152nd has been a local White Rock business since 1979. Their store which expands to a two level, 6000 sq ft. show room, has one of the largest selections of competitively priced floor coverings, including carpeting, laminates, vinyl plank, engineered hardwood and cork. Aside from low prices, Hallmark Carpets prides itself on providing outstanding customer service, including a dedicated team of experienced, knowledgeable, no pressure sales people with our own exclusive reliable installers. Visit Hallmark Carpets for great service, selection that is next to none and estimates that are always free.

    15140 North Bluff Road, White Rock  (604) 531-8244



    8-14 Employees  Sponsored by Peace Arch  News

    Jose & Co. Custom Jewellers
    Jose S. Latchinian, President

    Jose & Co. Custom Jewellers has been in operation in the South Surrey/White Rock area since 1992. They, however, started providing jewellery services when their first store was established in 1973 in Toronto. With more than 40 years of experience as a Master Goldsmith, Jose’s focus has been to serve the community with ALL their jewellery wants, needs and desires.  Jose & Co. takes pride in delivering a product of superior quality that can be handed down from generation to generation, which is produced on-site in their Goldsmith Studio by a very dedicated team of experts in the profession. Jose & Co. can create virtually anything you are looking for – the sky is the limit!

    3 - 1920 152 Street, Surrey  (604) 541-1503


    15 Plus Employees      Sponsored by Peace Arch  News

    Pacifica Retirement Residence
    Rob Gillis, Senior General Manager 

    Pacifica Retirement Residence offers an all-inclusive lifestyle with luxury hotel style amenities for your daily comforts and convenience. The community consists of two buildings that are connected by a sky-bridge walkway which crosses an elegant court yard adjacent to Peninsula Shopping Centre. Residents enjoy luxury rentals and condo ownership. The interior design, amenities, spacious gardens and beautifully appointed apartments create a retirement lifestyle of exceptional quality. Pacifica is committed to supporting our local farmers, vineyards and businesses.Their Mission is to help residents live fully every day.

    2525 King George Blvd.,Surrey  (604) 535-9194    (604) 535-1663 (fax)


    New Business of the Year    Sponsored by Peace Arch  News

    cultivé FROZEN YOGURT
    Carolina Perezalonso, Owner

    Cultivé is a new business in the community. It’s a self-service concept, with 10 flavours at a time, a few they rotate. They also have an amazing selection of toppings to choose from. They offer delicious healthy protein shakes as a meal replacement and flavored waffles that you can add your favorite toppings, to make it your own. A few things that might set them apart from other frozen yogurt places is the fact that they use local product that is gluten free, has no gelatin and no artificial sweetener. Their fruit flavours are made with real fruit puree and no food coloring. They have options for everyone’s needs and likes.

    100-2940 King George Blvd., Surrey (604) 670-0470

    Non Profit Organization of the Year    Sponsored by Peace Arch  News

    Semiahmoo House Society         

    The person-centered philosophy addresses both what is important to and what is important for the person. They also consider the holistic desires, wants and needs of the individuals by allowing them to direct their lives and make their own decisions. The staff is there to support people’s aspirations by providing them with opportunities to embrace their lives as a journey of discovery, exploration and experience. As a result, many people with disabilities and their families have reported that their association with Semiahmoo House Society has resulted in life transforming experiences and has enhanced their quality of lives.

    15306 24 Avenue,Surrey   (604) 536-1242



    Business Person of the Year - Self-Owned
    Sponsored by Mardon Insurance Brokers

    Ankenman Associates Architects Inc.

    Mark Ankenman, President

     Mark Ankenman has over 35 years of experience working as a business person and architect in South Surrey. His education includes a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture from Waterloo University in Ontario. He moved to the West Coast and began work as the Sole Proprietor of Mark Ankenman Architect in 1980 until 1988, when he formed Ankenman Associates Architects Inc. Mark is responsible for client liaison, conceptual design and practice development. Mark is active in the community and has served as chairperson or member of a number of local boards and committees. The firm has practiced throughout the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and beyond undertaking a variety of successful projects involving both the private and public sectors.

    200 - 12321 Beecher Street, Surrey (604) 536-1600  (604) 536-5774 (fax)

    Business Person of the Year - Corporate 
    Sponsored by RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty


    Ranj Sehdev, General Manager

    Ranj Sehdev, General Manager, South Surrey Staples, has been a contributing member of the South Surrey business community for more than 8 years. Ranj is committed to supporting the community that he works in, he demonstrates that with his involvement in providing support to local businesses, schools, and charities. He has been recognized with awards and accolades from the Surrey School Board, Provincial Government, and Staples. Ranj believes that leading and developing his team at South Surrey Staples through service, advice and support will help to build a strong and healthy business community.  Ranj and his family immigrated to Canada in 2005 and became citizens in 2015.

     3037 152 Street, Surrey   (604) 541-3850