2016 Business Excellence Awards – Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is pleased to sponsor the
2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


Recognizes a new or established entrepreneur under the age of 35 who has seen a business venture from an idea through to a profitable operation. This person should be creative and innovative, and demonstrate strong business acumen & vision.


Ryan Sinclair – Crossfit Brontide

Ryan Sinclair’s career in the fitness industry began the year he graduated high school. What started as a job between high school and college turned into a passion for fitness and helping others. Ryan knew right away that he had found his calling and dedicated his life from that point forward to pursuing a career in the fitness industry, helping others reach their goals and discover the benefits of health & fitness. After years of working at local facilities such as Access Fitness and Athlete Institute, the time had come for Ryan to put his hard work and reputation to the test by starting Fit Image Personal Training in 2009 which offered in-home service. In 2015 it was decided that he would open CrossFit Brontide, combining services.



Jeffrey Lemon – Cycling Elements

Cycling Elements opened in 2012 serving Orangeville, Caledon and the surrounding communities with top level mechanical repairs, performance cycling products and outstanding customer service. Our vision is to see people out and about in the community riding their bicycles and enjoying themselves in a healthy way.



Zeke Dean – Dean’s Tree Care

Starting out as a small landscaping business in 2010, Dean’s Tree Care has since expanded and rebranded to specialize in professional tree and shrub care. Our reputation for quality service speaks for itself and our loyal customers boast about our professional approach and commitment to their landscape.
At Dean’s Tree Care we only have Certified Arborists who work closely with your trees and shrubs and we treat every property as if it is our own.


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 Alycia Bannon – Go Adventure Co.

Go Adventure Co. is an outdoor based recreation company that provides programs to anyone, anywhere at anytime. GO’s goals are to build a community of GO-ers who love to play, move and be outside. Through an array of programs for varying age groups (summer camp, ladies programs, group team building, family camps, youth leadership programs, retreats and more) GO strives to bring back the simplicity of play, reconnect people to nature and encourage the knowledge and development of Physical Literacy and movement skills.



Rebecca Landman – Landman Gardens and Bakery

Landman gardens and bakery officially opened in 2011. Rebecca began the business with a passion for creating and growing delicious food. After completely Culinary management and a Sustainable agriculture diploma Rebecca combined both careers into her business. Rebecca grows 1.5 acres of vegetables, runs a commercial kitchen on-farm, hosts dinners on the farm and attends several farmers markets with her products. By creating delicious local products Rebecca feels she is completing a missing link in people’s lives, connecting them to their food once again.



Jamie-Lee Higginson – Prim Pickins

Supplying hundreds of stores across Canada for the past 8 years, Prim Pickins has become a known name in the wholesale industry. Some of the big name stores Jamie-lee supplies includes Sears, Amazon, Hallmark, Lawtons drugs and more. Recognized for her hard work and dedication, Jamie-Lee successfully landed herself a deal with Michael Wekerle on last seasons DRAGONS DEN. (S 10, ep 9). She has received many awards and nominations and has spent many hours volunteering and fundraising in her community. Her recent work with the Shelburne Street Festival helped grow the Event substantially. She also regularly fundraises for the feral cat rescue, local schools & more.


Matt Barth – Reptile Shed

Reptile Shed has just reached 3yrs in business. This year we just moved/expanded to a bigger location and we now sell more then just Reptiles. The other part of expanding is that we now do Birthday Parties, Special Events, schools, Day Cares and more.