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BEA: Cogent’s win was almost automatic

WINNER: Cogent Industrial Technologies began as a small group of skilled professionals with in-depth experience in providing industrial automation.
Janice Chow of Cogent Industrial Technologies accepted her company’s BEA, medium business award. Cogent is one of Canada’s fastest growing companies.

WINNER: Cogent Industrial Technologies began as a small group of skilled professionals with in-depth experience in providing industrial automation.

Cogent’s commitment to excellence and strong technical expertise quickly led the company to win larger projects and diversify into other industry verticals, successfully becoming one of B.C.’s top exporters.

Today, Cogent is positioned as a leading Control System Integration and Industrial IT company, employing 33 people. Recently, Cogent was recognized as one of top 100 system integrators in the world by Control Engineering.

Additionally, Cogent was named by the PROFIT 500 as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2015. With major ongoing projects in Canada and the United States, Cogent continues to strengthen its global presence and portfolio of remarkable automation projects.

“This year actually marks Cogent’s 10th year in business and we definitely have a lot to celebrate,” said Janice Chow, who accepted the award. “And it’s been a real pleasure to call such a diverse city like Richmond our place of work.”


FINALIST: Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Richmond, Foreseeson Technology is an award-winning technology company with four primary divisions: electronic manufacturing services, IT distribution, digital signage, and secure portable storage solutions.

Foreseeson Technology Inc. is a true local engineering and manufacturing company and a total solution provider for North American customers. Foreseeson has implemented world-class quality control systems, and qualified to manufacture auto parts for diverse industries, including a fortune 100 company. 

Foreseeson continuously improves the manufacturing process and stays on the cutting edge of new efficiencies. The company knows that innovative manufacturing and engineering are key components to Canada’s economy and are proud to support their community.

In 2014, Foreseeson was recognized as a Top 100 Technology Company in BC by Business in Vancouver.


FINALIST: Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club first opened its doors to the public in 1989, and has been a Richmond favourite ever since. This 18-hole, 6,641-yard course is simply breathtaking. Designed by Les Furber, Mayfair Lakes is known for fast, well-protected greens, lush fairways and distinctive water hazards. This semi-private course has played host to many member, corporate, charity and professional golf events, including the BC Tel Open and the Canadian Tour. Recently, Mayfair Lakes was voted #7 on BC Business Magazine’s “Vancouver’s Top 10 Golf Courses” list, and has also received numerous accolades in the past on their Canadian PGA instruction team and their golf academy – the GBC Golf Academy at Mayfair Lakes.

Along with their popular golf course, Mayfair also is an attractive destination for banquets and fundraisers – last year hosting 50 weddings and 60 golf tournaments. 

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