Family Business Excellence Awards
Celebrate with us on February 13th!
Award Recipients Named!
2019 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Award Recipient
Proline Management Ltd.
Bliss and Be Love & Two Eagles Lodge B & B
Young Entrepreneur Award
Andrew Wilson, Wilson's Group of Companies
See News Release at the bottom of this newsletter.
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Helping people live and grow together
Proline Management Ltd., which was founded in 1985, continues to work to transform the property management industry with a philosophy of helping people live and grow together by creating connections within and amongst the communities they serve. They do this through relentless improvement and the development of educational programs and work product that fosters understanding. This growing and expanding business includes founder Eric Spurling, his son Andy Spurling (President), his wife Marilyn and son-in-law, Brad Felt. The company has grown to over 50 employees in offices in Victoria, Westshore, Nanaimo and, most recently, in Courtenay.
Bringing nourishment to the community
Café Bliss, founded by Heather Cunliffe, opened its doors in Victoria in 2008 and good things have been flowing through them ever since. Heather’s brother, Joe Cunliffe, joined as business partner in 2010 and their father, Ayrie, designed space as they expanded. They opened Be Love in 2013, a second Café Bliss location at Whole Foods in 2016 and a third location in downtown Vancouver during the summer of 2018.
Helping guests make new friends and great memories
Two Eagles Lodge is a waterfront bed-and-breakfast and vacation rental in the Comox Valley which started with the purchase of 12 acres of forest. The lodge was designed and built by Carolyn and Steve Touhey in 2007. Together their aim was to ensure guest privacy, plenty of community space, and to showcase the million-dollar view of the coastal mountains, islands, and Salish Sea. Two Eagles Lodge has become an internationally acclaimed and award-winning lodge.
Keeping us safe
Andrew Wilson, 30, is Fleet Manager with Wilson’s Group of Companies where he oversees 30 staff and the purchasing and selling of all the Wilson’s Group fleet. He assumed the position at the age of 24, making him the youngest manager in the company, as well as one of the youngest in his field. Under his leadership, the fleet has grown to almost 200 vehicles which is one of the largest and most diverse fleets in British Columbia.
Sponsor Recognition Ceremony
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FBE & Young Entrepreneur Awards - MC, Derrold Norgaard
Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 5:30-8:30pm
Union Club, 805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC
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