Evert Hope

Local business owner honoured

Evert Hope to be recognized for outstanding achievement at the British Columbia Aboriginal Business Awards

E & K Construction is being recognized for outstanding achievement at the British Columbia Aboriginal Business Awards later this month.

Started 15 years ago as a small renovation business, E & K Construction has grown to employ up to 20 people during the peak season, many with a First Nations background. The business also receives a lot of work from its BC Hydro and Department of Fisheries contracts.

“It’s a big honour to be recognized,” said owner Evert Hope.

“It’s something I’m not used to, but it’s really great. We’re always trying to better our company.”

The business awards are presented by the B.C. Achievement Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

The goal of the annual program is to celebrate Aboriginal business excellence and showcase its positive impact on B.C.’s economic development.

The award recipients will be honored at a special gala ceremony on Nov. 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.

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