National Bank unveils the provincial winners of the 2014 SME Awards

As part of the 20th edition of the SME Awards recognition program, National Bank unveiled the 2014 winners during its provincial gala held today at Marché Bonsecours in Montreal.

After extensive deliberation, the jury finally decided on 15 companies, recognizing the drive and know-how of business leaders who truly stand out from their peers and who have contributed to Quebec’s growth and prosperity.

Celebrating your ideas for 20 years
Founded by and for entrepreneurs, National Bank is proud to support and recognize entrepreneurial excellence in Quebec. “For the past 20 years, nearly 450 businesses have been finalists and winners of the SME Awards. We feel that all the nominees and business leaders have truly been examples of the character, commitment and tenacity it takes to stand out. Once again this year, the nominees and recipients were of exceptional quality and served to confirm Quebec’s entrepreneurial wealth. They have made our institution proud,” stated David Pinsonneault, Senior Vice-President – Commercial Banking and International, National Bank.

Here are the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in the following categories:

SME with less than $5M in sales
Gold: Covoiturage Amigo Express
Silver: Caoutchouc Haute Performance Vicone
Bronze: VAB Solutions Inc.

SME with $5M to $10M in sales
Gold: Éclairage Cyclone Inc.
Silver: G.D.G Environnement Ltée

SME with $10M to $50M in sales
Gold: Avril Supermaché Santé
Silver: Bouthillette Parizeau
Bronze: SherWeb Inc.

SME Agribusiness
Gold: Pépinière R.Y. Locas Inc.
Silver: Val Lait S.E.N.C.
Bronze: Ferme Sabinière 1999 inc.

SME Export
Gold: Les Industries Fil Métallique Major Ltée
Silver: iBwave
Bronze: Distech Controls

WINNER OF THE JURY’S CHOICE SME – WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR
VAL LAIT S.E.N.C.

Thanks to the participation and support of our generous partners for this 20th edition, more than $750,000 was awarded to the 2014 winners.

For more information on the SME Awards, go to www.commitment.nationalbank.ca.

Partners of the National Bank SME Awards
National Bank would like to thank the following corporate partners for their support: IBM, Bell, EDC, Lavery, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, TÉLUQ, La Presse+, La Terre de chez nous, École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce, as well as Deloitte, which acted as official advisor to the National Bank SME Awards.

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