Hector Jacques Award of Business Excellence

Hector Jacques Award of Business Excellence

Awarded by the Board of Directors of the Black Business Initiative to recognize demonstrated business excellence of a company or individual within the Nova Scotia Black Business Community. A true leader in the business community that exhibits social and business responsibility.

Award Eligibility

  • any established business (minimum 3 years in business) in Nova Scotia
  • at least 30% Black ownership
  • has demonstrated a strong business acumen and support for the community
  • the award may also be made to an individual business owner
  • the individual/business has created a shift in their industry through mindset & business activities
  • the recipient strives for Innovation, one that has shown creativity and innovation in adopting, developing or utilizing new technology to advance their business
  • they foster a culture of growth and learning
Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Awarded by the Board of Directors of the Black Business Initiative to recognize demonstrated business success of an entrepreneur within the Nova Scotia Black business community.

Award Eligibility

  • any established entrepreneur (minimum 2 years in operation) in Nova Scotia
  • at least 30% Black ownership
  • has demonstrated a strong business acumen (through good business planning and a consistent growth and development pattern) and support for the community
  • community impact