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COVER: London’s 2022 Enterprise Achievement Awards

COVER: London’s 2022 Enterprise Achievement Awards

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The Enterprise Achievement Awards hosted by the London Chamber of Commerce is again in full swing this 12 months. Final 12 months’s awards was a hybrid occasion, that includes each digital and in-person appearances. This 12 months, nevertheless, we’re thrilled to announce that the 2022 BAA’s can be a completely in-person celebration.

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 The previous two years have altered the face of enterprise and reworked the way in which we community, market, and develop services and products. Nevertheless, the problem of this shift, throughout all industries, has yielded unprecedented alternatives to prosper and develop.

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 This 12 months’s 19 finalists throughout 9 classes have demonstrated excellence in numerous areas of enterprise together with environmental management, human sources and agribusiness. The 2022 BAA finalists characterize a broad spectrum of companies, from a younger craft distillery to a worldwide defence trade chief.

 “The London Enterprise Achievement Awards is the biggest awards gala of its form in Canada, and we’re extremely happy with that,” says Graham Henderson, CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve got so many nice London companies. I hope you possibly can come have a good time them with us in September.”

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 Meet all the 2022 finalists on the next pages. To be taught extra in regards to the occasion and for ticket data, go to


Paradigm Spirits

Paradigm Spirits Co. is a younger craft distillery, having opened our doorways in December of 2020.

A former Kellogg processing facility introduced a singular alternative to supply spirits utilizing lots of the identical substances previously utilized in basic breakfast cereal manufacturing. At the moment, the identical arable land that provided corn and grain to the cereal big is getting used to supply ultra-premium spirits from a reworked, modernized facility inside a vibrant group in East London. Our sense of journey is restricted solely by the bounds of craft, and our efforts problem these boundaries with every spirit we develop and share with friends and clients.

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JAAG Properties Inc

JAAG Properties Inc. is a Canadian based mostly firm offering actual property choices for dwelling patrons and buyers. JAAG Properties is devoted to serving to people work towards homeownership whereas offering distinctive funding alternatives for Traders. JAAG Properties affords options for people who might not at present qualify for a standard mortgage.  So far, JAAG has initiated greater than 225 Hire to Residence Applications, with over 100 of which have been efficiently accomplished which means JAAG shoppers are actually proud Residence Homeowners.  These are folks and households whom would possibly by no means have been Residence Homeowners with out the assistance of JAAG.

North London Dance Centre

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Established in 1997, and celebrating our twenty fourth season, North London Dance Centre affords greater than 80 courses per week for youngsters and adults at our stunning studios positioned at 1055 Sarnia Street, in London. Our leisure and vocational courses are all taught solely by certified {and professional} instructors, to keep up the prime quality of dance instruction we’re identified for. Our lecturers actively work within the arts group as performers, choreographers, and educators, and love sharing their data, expertise, and enthusiasm with their college students. We make use of 10 school and workers and supply courses in a spread of types, together with classical ballet, faucet, jazz, acro, hip hop, business modern, musical theatre, pointe, and progressing ballet method (PBT).

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At the moment’s companies, regardless of the scale, have the identical expertise wants as a big multinational. However having your personal full-time, in-house IT crew is usually a waste of each cash and sources. Techdoz Managed IT is the answer. Techdoz is your one cease store on your full enterprise expertise wants. We provide a proactive strategy in IT options that may cater to any price range. Selecting us, you should have entry to a crew of gifted IT professionals offering proactive assist and preventative upkeep. A crew to continuously monitor your small business to cut back work disruptions and maintain your small business on observe. We ship outcomes to our shoppers who depend on us to maintain their enterprise operating clean now and sooner or later.

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XO Houses Inc.

Since 2016, XO Houses’ mission has been to construct prime quality houses to assist the expansion of the Forest Metropolis and surrounding areas. A significant key to that is instilling confidence in our shoppers by constructing a robust, extremely clear relationship. We provide limitless customization and satisfaction ourselves on delivering unmatched customer support. Moreover, we re-build houses for households which have suffered whole losses with the identical philosophy and care as our customized houses. Our distinctive workers and sub-trades are integral to our mission by offering their experience and the required foresight wanted to make sure that our householders’ imaginative and prescient turns into actuality. Our firm identifies itself as a boutique builder specializing in utterly customized initiatives. Though we construct customized luxurious houses, we’re a household enterprise on the core. The 2 London raised co-founding homeowners are shut mates of over 16 years and make use of 7 relations and mates. A love of dwelling design and steady enchancment in development was the inspiration behind the corporate’s origins. This identical ardour, need, and involvement from all our stakeholders is ever-present. We aspire to develop to the purpose the place individuals are ready in line to personal an “XO” dwelling on “XO” developed land.

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Anderson Craft Ales

Since opening in 2016, Anderson Craft Ales has had one single mission – to supply nice tasting craft beers that may be loved in an informal setting with mates, household and neighbours. We’re a household owned enterprise that’s proud to be a part of London. With an emphasis on high quality, our brewery has obtained nationwide recognition and plenty of of our beer types are constantly ranked by customers among the many greatest in Ontario. Moreover we’ve been voted as a London Free Press Better of London winner for five consecutive years. Our robust values and the emphasis we place on giving again helps outline who we’re. Our beer will also be discovered within the LCBO, Beer Retailer, and in lots of nice eating places, bars, pubs, lodges, and different venues all through London and SW Ontario!

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Q5X is a 20-year-old electronics firm that designs, manufactures, and sells broadcast high quality wi-fi audio transmitters used globally by skilled sports activities, actuality TV and theatre. The Q5X transmitters are utilized in excessive circumstances the place conventional transmitters don’t meet person wants. Every transmitter has a singular function (e.g., made from versatile rubber, waterproof, or 16-hour battery life.) Main shoppers embrace the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

Q5X routinely wins “Greatest in Present” awards for brand new product introductions at international tradeshows. Q5X is also referred to as the innovator behind important customized initiatives like positioning transmitters in faucet footwear of the Radio Metropolis Music Corridor Rockettes, rowing buoys on the Rio Olympics, golf holes in the course of the PGA US Open and infield dust (buried) in the course of the MLB World Collection.

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Being often known as innovators breeds extra innovation. There may be steady R&D at Q5X which creates a dynamic office for the 25 workers, who’re largely engineers and technologists. It’s gratifying for the crew to see (and listen to) the outcomes of their revolutionary merchandise on TV each day on the “Mic’d Up” segments broadcasts or their favourite actuality TV collection.


Blue Jay Irrigation

Blue Jay Irrigation was based by Bruce Vigorous in 1982 as Blue Jay Garden Care providing garden care providers to residents of London, Ontario. The Bruce Vigorous legacy of laborious work and willpower lives on beneath it’s second-generation proprietor Trevor Vigorous – who’s dedicated to dwelling out the identical values and customer-first strategy he discovered from his father. These robust household values are built-in into every thing at Blue Jay Irrigation from the lunchroom to the worksite and they’re the rationale for Blue Jay Irrigation’s success at the moment.

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Blue Jay Irrigation at present operates out of three workplaces – one in London and one in Niagara Area, and a 3rd workplace Kitchener-Waterloo. They’ve over 50 workers who serve over 3,500 clients throughout Southwestern Ontario.

A full-service irrigation firm, Blue Jay Irrigation supplies their clients with options in all phases of irrigation – from planning and design to set up and upkeep. We’re dedicated to utilizing top-quality merchandise, the newest expertise, and the best customary of workmanship.


Microcad is a wholesale distributor of IT Tools since 1991.   Situated in London, Ontario with over 50 workers.   Microcad has a number of warehouses in Canada and the USA.   We service what we promote instantly at our London services.

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Microcad’s product line affords New and Used IT {hardware} and Managed Companies to Company accounts.   As a Microsoft Licensed Supplier, Microcad affords prime quality refurbished merchandise that are distributed on marketplaces like Greatest Purchase, Walmart, Newegg and plenty of extra marketplaces all through the USA, Canada and Mexico.


NAL Insurance coverage

NAL Insurance coverage is the biggest supplier of Employee’s Compensation Various Protection for Proprietor Operators within the Trucking Business. Presently, NAL protects over 375 Fleets and over 16,000 Proprietor Operators throughout Canada. Along with incapacity protection, NAL affords a wide range of different insurance coverage merchandise, together with truck safety. Over time, NAL has regularly reinvented itself to adapt to the altering wants of the shoppers it serves. This deal with innovation has led to the event of Wholesome Trucker, a wellness program devoted to the trade created in 2013. NAL Insurance coverage has been defending drivers on the highway since 1955, at present employs 27 people, and works with over 70 impartial brokers and brokers.

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NAL Insurance coverage has based a number of applications and initiatives designed to offer again to the group and trade, together with Trucking for Needs and Thank A Trucker.

Tribe Medical Group

Tribe Medical Group Inc. is the unique Canadian distributor for Arthrex Inc. Tribe’s mission “To Put Affected person Outcomes First… In Every part We Do©” drives us to offer orthopaedic surgeons with unparalleled high quality in product, service and medical training as a accomplice within the pursuit of much less invasive therapeutic for the affected person. Tribe has grown since its inception in 2006 from 16 workers to a crew of over 100 people throughout Canada. Our head workplace, in London, Ontario employs roughly 35 workers who present logistics, customer support, and a wide range of different providers to over 700 clients from coast to coast in Canada. New product innovation is the center and soul of the Tribe/Arthrex partnership that has resulted within the growth of over 5,000 merchandise for arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopaedic surgical procedures.

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We attempt to create a safe surroundings that fosters ingenuity and teamwork, offering workers the chance to achieve their private {and professional} objectives. We would like you to take pleasure in your time at work, whereas undertaking nice issues.


EllisDon Company

We design, finance, assemble, equip, function, and handle something that may be constructed.

EllisDon, an employee-owned, $5 billion-a-year development providers firm that has grown exponentially past its modest origins in London, Ontario. With over 5,000 salaried and hourly workers throughout fifteen nationwide and worldwide workplaces, EllisDon has grow to be a frontrunner in each sector and almost each aspect of the development trade. Over the past 70 years, we’ve grown from being a common contractor to a multi-faceted firm that may ship any side of a venture.

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EllisDon has positioned itself as a worldwide development providers supplier with assured efficiency outcomes by way of its Capital Companies, Services Administration, and Sustainability Divisions. EllisDon is decided to disruption within the development sector, having just lately created pioneering initiatives in Vitality Administration, Sensible Buildings and Information Analytics.


Tepperman’s began promoting furnishings door to door in 1925. What began as a dream became one of many largest impartial dwelling furnishings shops in Canada. For 97 years folks have trusted us to convey you the perfect fashions, values and model names in Furnishings, Mattresses, Home equipment and Electronics. It’s Tepperman’s mission to get our clients to return again by offering the perfect throughout buying expertise. If they’re pleased with each side of our enterprise, together with our environmental initiatives, we consider that they may return many times and can decide us as their dwelling furnishing retailer of selection for all times. We care about all of the communities that we serve; our involvement is written into our DNA. We give again to native charities and organizations as a result of we consider in being group accomplice. Annually we set targets and objectives to enhance our environmental management. These actions are categorized in 4 areas – Vitality Consumption & Discount; Waste Discount & Recycling; Selling Nature & Environmental Sustainability; Sustainability Communication. Key initiatives in London this 12 months are 1) Rising Waste Diversion; 2) Planting a 30,000 sq foot pollinator backyard; 3) Evaluating options for salt utilization within the winter.

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BlueStone Properties Inc.

BlueStone Properties is proud to be a London-based Household Enterprise with roots in Property Administration and Actual Property Growth relationship again to 1955.

At the moment, with roughly 70 workers, Bernie, his spouse Susan, son Colin and daughter Jaclyn, BlueStone continues to personal and handle a portfolio of properties. The portfolio consists of over a million sq. ft of economic and workplace area shared between the Dufferin Company Centre and Meadowbrook Enterprise Campus, and over 850 residential items all through town at 600 Proudfoot Lane, 520 Talbot Road, Oakland Avenue and Platts Crossing.

BlueStone has a robust focus of Development shifting ahead, by way of ongoing actual property growth, development and acquisitions that match and improve our current actual property choices.

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BlueStone Properties Core Values of Work Collectively, True Blue, Be Higher, Group First, Open & Sincere and Personal It, assist our imaginative and prescient, form the tradition of, and characterize the ideas, beliefs and philosophy of our group.

At BlueStone Properties we genuinely look after our tenants, our residents, our group. We attempt to create Higher Lives and Higher Communities by way of Higher Properties.

PSD Citywide Inc.

PSD Citywide combines revolutionary software program and complete consulting for the general public sector. Our mission is to empower organizations to show complicated infrastructure and monetary choices into easy instructions to maneuver ahead. What started as a publication that served to tell public sector practitioners on rising traits and insights within the Canadian native authorities realm, PSD Citywide has all the time strived to assist communities attain their potential. Now with over 120 workers, our multi-disciplinary crew of economic professionals, engineers, municipal practitioners, and a number one in-house software program growth group delivers best-in-class providers and software program options to over 500 cities throughout Canada and the US.  PSD Citywide understands the distinctive challenges and limitations cities face and supplies holistic options to make sure communities proceed to ship providers sustainably. Our expertise replaces siloed software program to allow extra environment friendly and collaborative processes, whereas our consulting providers present sources to assist put infrastructure investments first, optimize workflow, and maintain budgets on observe. Collectively, PSD Citywide’s software program and consulting providers optimize the way in which cities are constructed, run, and supported

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Normal Dynamics Land Techniques-Canada

Normal Dynamics Land Techniques-Canada is a defence trade chief and supplier of selection for land and amphibious platform options around the globe. Primarily based in London, Ontario, within the coronary heart of Southwestern Ontario’s manufacturing sector, Land Techniques-Canada employs roughly 1,700 individuals who design, manufacture and assist the world’s most succesful wheeled armoured automobiles.

Recognized for modern innovation, Land Techniques-Canada is creating next-generation capabilities throughout its portfolio and integrating discriminating applied sciences to convey options to future mission must clients world-wide. Land Techniques-Canada is happy with its robust contribution to Canada’s international steadiness of commerce, with greater than 85 % of revenues coming from exports. These substantial exports enable us to keep up a robust home enterprise as the biggest provider of army automobiles to the Canadian Military and the cornerstone of Canada’s defence trade.

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“DIGITS” is a program that makes use of augmented actuality for distant hand tele-rehabilitation. Our operations philosophy is based in utilizing low tech, accessible options to optimize look after sufferers with hand issues. We’re disrupting how care is delivered to our patients- which supplies thrilling alternatives for development and enchancment. We’ve got been profitable in validating distant affected person outcomes of small joint (finger) vary of movement and dexterity. As well as, we’ve established funding to additional develop our distant platform integrating compliance with hand remedy workout routines with these established final result metrics. Our interface is designed to combine your complete circle of look after the affected person together with the hand therapist, surgeon, and household doctor. We’re a multidisciplinary crew together with hand surgeons, engineers (Dr. Roy Eagleson- software program engineering lead), skilled programmers (Clarendon Applied sciences Inc.), hand therapists (physiotherapy and occupational remedy), analysis assistants, college students, and most significantly our sufferers. Excluding our affected person companions, our direct crew consists of 12 members. We began “DIGITS” with a smaller crew of 4 people in January 2021 and have tripled in measurement over the previous 6-8 months. At this stage our geographic scope is Southwestern Ontario and our native healthcare catchment space from London Well being Sciences Middle and St. Joseph’s Well being Care Middle.

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Armatec Survivabilty Corp

Armatec was based in 1997 with a mission to save lots of soldier’s lives by creating revolutionary, passive safety techniques for armoured automobiles, bringing aerospace expertise and know-how to army automobile design. When Canada and our allies have been in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom, Armatec created survivability applied sciences by no means earlier than seen in floor automobiles. When our techniques have been put in on the frivolously protected automobiles that had been despatched into fight, we instantly saved a whole lot of lives and guarded hundreds extra. We’re very happy with the position we performed in bringing our troops dwelling safely.

In 2022 we have a good time our twenty fifth 12 months and stay a 100% Canadian firm, headquartered in Dorchester, Ontario, in our trendy, 300,000 ft2 facility. Our constructing displays our values with a minimal carbon footprint, most use of pure gentle, geothermal heating and cooling, a formidable on-site health centre and fantastic cafeteria, with pure, dwelling cooked meals.

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In 2021, we have been awarded applications in Canada and the U.S. for the event and demonstration of at-the-edge applied sciences to form future army automobiles, making them the most secure they are often. By embracing innovation and developments in superior supplies, additive manufacturing, and aerospace composites, we stay the world chief in survivability.

Diagnostics Biochem Canada Inc.

At Diagnostics Biochem Canada (DBC), it has been our mission for 50 years to develop and market distinctive immunoassay kits that make a distinction within the discipline of diagnostics and in public well being. As a producer of high-quality immunoassays for a worldwide market, we’re continuously on the lookout for a brand new expertise that results in an enchancment within the prognosis of illness and finally impacts the standard of life for folks around the globe.

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DBC was based in 1973 with the initiative to analysis, develop and market high quality radioimmunoassay kits and reagents. As expertise within the discipline progressed the founders of DBC acknowledged the necessity to develop easy and nonradioactive kits for our clients. With a robust analysis initiative, DBC efficiently transformed from RIA to the ELISA and LIA applied sciences of at the moment.

We’ve got been exporting our merchandise across the globe for half a century. As a frontrunner within the trade, it has all the time been our objective to supply a variety of take a look at kits and regularly introduce new and distinctive merchandise to {the marketplace}. It’s our robust dedication to analysis and growth that has enabled us to supply our clients ongoing and distinctive merchandise.



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