Kim McLean

Kim McLean

Kimberley business owner receives BC Aboriginal Business Award

A big honour for Kim McLean, who has owned Bavarian Home Hardware for three years

Kim McLean, owner of Bavarian Home Hardware in Kimberley, has been informed that she will receive a prestigious award in October.

McLean has been honoured with Outstanding Achievement in the Business of the Year – three to 10 person enterprise – by the BC Aboriginal Business Awards.

McLean will travel to Vancouver for the gala dinner on October 14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

McLean purchased the long-time Kimberley business in early 2012, and remembers quite clearly she opened it in January on Friday the 13th.

That turned out to be good luck as the business has been doing well right from the start.

“It’s been a rewarding experience,” McLean said. “I learn something new every day and I have great clientele. And my staff is amazing. I wouldn’t be where I am without them.”

The seventh annual BC Aboriginal Business award recipients were announced this week by Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, the awards’ presenting organization.

“Aboriginal entrepreneurship is key to British Columbia’s growth and prosperity,” said Premier Christy Clark. “BC’s Aboriginal entrepreneurs continue to create opportunities throughout the province, and the 7th annual Aboriginal Business Awards Gala is a great opportunity to celebrate their success.”