Small Business BC announced the winners of the annual Successful You Awards Contest, awarded to businesses who proved their excellence in six categories over 170 other BC businesses during the course of a rigorous five-month contest.
Winners were shortlisted by votes from the public and then submitted an application explaining to Small Business BC why they deserved to win where they then went on to be judged as to why they should be named BC’s best.
Two of the six winners of the Successful You Awards are previous alumni of Hollyhock’s Social Ventures Institute.
Congratulations goes out to:
Suzanne Siemens & Madeleine Shaw of Lunapads International – Best Community Impact
Lunapads International is a women-owned and operated social mission-based business and certified B Corporation. Its goal is to help individuals have healthier, positive experiences of their menstrual cycles, and by extension, their bodies overall.
Thanks to Lunapads customers who have made the switch to Lunapads’ washable cloth menstrual pads, over 1 million disposable pads and tampons are now diverted from landfills monthly. Lunapads also donates washable pads to women in developing nations through our Pads4Girls program.
Annalea Krebs of EthicalDeal – Best Online Marketer
ethicalDeal is a Vancouver-based online promotions company that runs integrated email marketing and social media campaigns for natural and organic brands. Its promotions go viral, with 1 in 4 shoppers sharing the promotion with friends on social media.
ethicalDeal launched two years ago and now has a team of ten and has run over 2,000 promotions that reach over 100,000 eco-minded shoppers. The company received the Better Business Bureau award for Advancing Marketplace Trust and Innovation, and was voted one of the top 25 women-run start-ups to watch by Fast Company.
See a list of all the winners and find out more about Small BC Business awards, here.