lists: Biggest B.C. businesses owned by women in 2012

Biggest B.C. businesses owned by women in 2012

RANKED BY | Total number of staff in B.C.
Rank '12CompanyProducts or servicesYear foundedRevenue '11No. B.C. staff '12/'11
1Macdonald Realty
Residential sales, commercial sales and leasing, property management, strata management, project marketing, relocation1944$55.5 million19912
2Purdy's Chocolates
Chocolates, nuts, ice cream and seasonal gifts1907NP6632
3The Personnel Department
Temporary and contract staffing, permanent placements, executive placements, Internet recruitment and human resources consulting1980NP430
4TM Events
Event planning, promotions and models2001$480,0003504
5Army and Navy
Department Store Ltd
Discount retailer1919NP3002
6Capilano Group of Companies
Capilano Suspension Bridge, Moraine Lake Lodge, Cathedral Mountain Lodge in the Canadian Rockies, gift shops and restaurants in British Columbia and Alberta and a future hotel development in Tofino1983NP2502
7CEFA (Core Education & Fine Arts) Junior Kindergarten
CEFA offers a progressive early learning and junior kindergarten learning curriculum and environment to children aged 1 to 5. Our curriculum exceeds the international guidelines of junior kindergarten learning. Our school is founded on the principal that the brain's most formative years happen before the age of six. It is a critical time to nurture a child's natural curiosity for learning and strengthen their brains for life-long learning.1998NP200
8Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events
Full-service catering and special event planning in Vancouver and Beijing. Two Restaurant in Beijing.1986$8 million175
9Dye and Durham Corporation
Supplier of worldwide legal support and information services1874NP168
10Escents Aromatherapy
Natural bath and body-care products1992NP1302
11Vancouver Gear Works Ltd
Manufacturer of industrial gears, sprockets and other machinery components.1952NP91
12Pacific Western Brewing Co
13Mustel Group
Qualitative (focus groups, in-depth interviews), quantitative (phone, on-site, web, mail) and B.C. and Metro Vancouver omnibus surveys1980NP80
14Lesley Stowe Fine Foods Ltd
Fine-food manufacturer1989NP75
15Imprint Plus
Reusable, professional name badges and name badge systems1981NP62
16Boardroom ECO Apparel
Manufacturer of environmentally friendly sportswear, outerwear and lifestyle wear1996$10 million58
17McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group
Permanent placement of positions from management to administrative, temporary, contracting and payroll placement1996NP50
18Trumps Fine Food Merchants & Wholesalers
Trumps is a purveyor of innovative wholesale dessert that set the precedence in the culinary community while delivering the highest standard in customer service. Since 1987 the company has offered a range of 200 products that go from the everyday collection of bars, cookies, loaves to the high end individual desserts, cakes, tarts, & special occasion cakes. We service the major hotels, country clubs, café chains, restaurants, institutional food service , food distributors & grocery store chains in our state of the arc GMP accredited Vancouver based facility1987$5 million45
19Nannies on Call
Child-care agency serving Calgary, Toronto Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler2001NP432
20Kicking Horse Coffee Co Ltd
Organic, fair-trade coffee, local cafe1996NP422
21Kryton International Inc
Kryton International Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of premium products for waterproofing, repairing and protecting concrete structures. Since 1973, Kryton's proprietary integral crystalline technology has helped solve the most difficult concrete waterproofing challenges around the world.1973NP39
22Canadian Tourism College
Professional training in CITC 5 star endorsed travel, tourism - IATA authorized training center, hospitality & resort management , adventure tourism, flight attendant and Microsoft Office certification and business. Brand new- Higher Diploma in International Tourism Events Management from IMI, Swizertland1980NP35
23Textile Image Inc/The Flag Shop
Custom flags, feather flags custom pole/street banners, trade show signage, retractable banners, tablecloths, grand format signage, flagpoles, promotional products.1975$2.5 million24
24First Canadian Logistics Ltd
Full-service warehousing and distribution with state-of-the-art web-based inventory management1997$2.2 million23
25Parissa Labs Inc
Manufacturing, distribution, export and import1990NP22

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