Business Excellence Awards


Since 1991, the Business Excellence Awards has become the premier event of the year, recognizing the achievements and contributions of business leaders in Windsor and Essex County. This evening will bring together Windsor and area business leaders and media for a celebration of excellence in business.

Twelve awards will be presented and award winners will be announced on April 20, 2016 at the Business Excellence Awards. This year a new award category will be presented, Pillars of our Community. This award recognizes a registered not-for-profit organization, philanthropic organization, or person that has made an outstanding contribution to the social, cultural or economic well-being of the Greater Windsor-Essex Area. This nominee positively impacted the community, and demonstrated best business practices. In addition their business mission/objective/goals of the organization reflect a community need which has a clearly defined strategic plan.

Other Award Categories include: Small Company of the Year, Mid-Size Company of the Year, Large Company of the Year, International Business Award, New Business of the Year, Professional of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, and Tourism & Hospitality Award. Also included in the awards ceremony are the recipients of the Believe Windsor Essex and ATHENA Award.

An independent judging panel comprised of local businesspersons will complete judging of the finalists in each award category. The BEA Committee is looking for judges and sponsors.  If you are interested in volunteering as a judge or wish to find out more about the event, contact Marianne Burke, Director of Events, at



26th Annual Business Excellence Awards News Conference - January 12, 2016

Special thanks to Snapd Windsor for the photos.