Torbay Business Awards

The Torbay Business Awards program provides an opportunity to recognize the best of the best in Torbay Business!

The Town appreciates all of Torbay’s business and not-for-profit organizations and is thankful for their ongoing dedication and commitment. This annual event offers an opportunity to shine a spotlight on these businesses and organizations through a public nomination process.

Torbay Business Awards 2024 Winners

Business of the Year – The Post Taphouse

Youth Entrepreneur Award – Devon Sparkes and Jacob Squires

New / Emerging Business Award – Say it with a Sign NL

Economic Impact Award – The Post Taphouse

Customer Commitment Award – Elite Kitchens and Design 

Not-for-Profit Excellence Award – Torbay Choral Group

Award Categories

Business of the Year Award

Awarded to the business that exemplifies an all-round excellence in business as well as a significant contribution to the community.

Young Entrepreneur Award

Awarded to a youth, under the age of 35, that has made a significant impact on the community as a business owner / operator and through participation in / support for community events.

New/Emerging Business Award

Awarded to a business that has been in operation for more than 1 year and less than 3 years, has made a significant impact on the community, and shows promise to continue its success in the future.

Economic Impact Award

Awarded to the business that is viewed as an economic driver within the community through its sustainable approach to business, as well as investment in the community that has significant positive impact on the economy of Torbay.

Customer Commitment Award

Awarded to the business that delivers consistent, superior, customer service and commitment to their patrons.

Not-for-Profit Excellence Award

Awarded to an organization that contributes to the economic, social, and/or cultural well-being of the community of Torbay resulting in significant social impact.

Torbay Business Awards FAQ’s

The Torbay Business Awards is an annual program aimed to recognize and celebrate the Town of Torbay Business Community, including recognizing the efforts non-profit organizations. The Awards program include a nomination process and a celebration event that is typically scheduled during National Economic Development Week in May.

By Nominating a Torbay Business/Non-Profit Organization, you are encouraging, supporting and recognizing the investment and achievements that each has made within Torbay. Your nomination brings attention to all of the outstanding businesses/organizations within our community; it truly is a great way to say ‘thanks’!

Anyone can nominate a Torbay Business or Non-Profit Organization.  Business and Non-profits can even self nominate.  You DO NOT need to be a resident of Torbay to nominate!

Absolutely! We encourage you to toot your own horn and submit a nomination for your business.

Yes, anyone can submit a nomination, including non-residents of Torbay, Town Staff and Town Councillors.

No problem.  If you are unable to submit a form online, please contact the Town’s Economic Development and Tourism Officer at 709-437-6532, ext 230 or, to arrange receiving a paper-copy.

Yes, previous winners are eligible to win the following year(s).  The nominations are provided to a selection committee external to the town who review and select winners.

  • A Business must be in operation within the Town of Torbay and be registered with the Town, operating with an approved business license.
  • A Business must also be in good standing (not in arrears) with respect to payment of business taxes.

  • A Non-profit organization must be in operation within the Town of Torbay and have made a commitment to provide a service to the community for the community