President & CEO Ashley Cooper commented on the night; "We were up against some amazing competition such as the Beedie Group, Pacific Blue Cross, Stantec Engineering and Gateway Casinos – all incredible companies who have achieved considerable success in their respective markets."
"I believe that this award was given to Paladin because of the significant advancements and innovations that we have made within the security industry to better protect our clients and to better support our amazing people," he continued. "Together, we are changing the security industry for the better and having a real impact on the lives of our clients and their customers. All of this is also evidenced by our tremendous growth in the marketplace."
"Above all," he added, "none of this would have ever been possible without the dedication, commitment, ingenuity, creativity, loyalty and caring exhibited by each of our 7,000+ workforce 24/7/365. A business doesn’t receive an award like this without having unbelievable people and a tremendous support network. Our people are all extremely proud knowing that they played a pivotal role in this company victory and, on a personal level, I could not be more proud of the Paladin family. Great job Team Paladin!"
Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden commented; “The Awards Gala is the biggest night on our event calendar...[and is] a special opportunity for us, and the City of Burnaby. to truly recognize the businesses and organizations that make this community such an exceptional place to live, work and do business. I’m very proud, not only of the winners, but of all our truly deserving nominees.”