Start-up business of the year award

  • Business Award of the Year

Caledon Enterprise

Caledon Community Services’ (CCS) Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), operated in partnership with the Town of Caledon and Brampton SBEC, honoured its first recipient of the Start-Up Business of the Year (SUBY) Award during the Mayor’s Breakfast on Oct. 23.

Barreda Enterprises, owned by Jutta Koetzle, claimed the inaugural award. Three other entrepreneurial finalists were also recognized: Human Resources Consultants Connection, owner Andrea Zanetti; In Studio Be, owners Deb Robertson and Chandra Pepper; and Smart Light Electric, owner Tomasz Koch.

“CCS is thrilled to be recognizing our small business community. The SUBY nominees were impressive and Caledon SBEC commends each of these entrepreneurs for their innovation and commitment,” noted Cathy Perennec McLean, CCS’ Director of Employment & Development. The criteria for SUBY nomination included: a small business launched in 2011 or 2012, Caledon-based (home office, commercial or industrial location), not a franchise or purchased business (from a previous owner), 10 or fewer employees and a client of CCS’ Small Business Enterprise Centre.

A committee of judges from the Town of Caledon’s Economic Development Advisory Committee reviewed formal submissions and interviewed the four finalists. The winner was chosen based on the submitted application, business overview and a finalist interview. “I am honoured and delighted to have received the 2012 Caledon Business Start-Up of the Year Award, and would like to express special thanks the Small Business Enterprise Centre in Caledon for their support during the last few months,” said Jutta, owner of Barreda Enterprises. “I am looking forward to establishing Barreda Enterprises firmly in the local market. I am passionate about assisting small and medium sized businesses to enhance productivity and work-flow efficiency that will optimize their business performance.”

Barreda Enterprises specializes in the development, implementation and maintenance of documents and processes, and creates continual improvement activities that are based entirely on the client’s needs. Their commitment to deliver “documents that work” is based on a strategy that builds bridges between company requirements and the work force. Best-in-class, practical documents are created by soliciting knowledge and feedback from field experts during the development process which results in documents that enable employees to complete their jobs consistently, efficiently and accurately. More information may be obtained by visiting www.barreda-ca.com.

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