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The Corporate Livewire Canada Prestige Awards recognize small and medium-sized businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over a given period.

All shortlisted companies were asked to support their nomination with evidence of their work, positive feedback from their clients, information on previous accreditations and recognition as well as highlighting the most outstanding parts of their businesses. With such a broad range of businesses being recognized, they had to look at each case individually to assess how the team has harnessed more effective processes, products, or ideas in order to transform their industry for the better, increase profits and/or offer a more successful service.

During the awards process Corporate Livewire invited over 100,000 businesses and corporate professionals, magazine contributors and their subscribers to nominate companies and individuals based on factors such as service, innovation, experience, sustainability and other areas. Additionally, their research team has put forward a selection of firms which they felt were deserving of recognition.

The judging panel base their decisions upon following areas. The winners selected are those who demonstrated their strengths in these areas.

1. Products and Services

This category was essential in determining if a business is achieving the 'excellence' aspect of the award title. We are then concerned with how a company's products and services are unique from competitors, in what ways they could be considered innovative, and most importantly, how clearly and effectively the information is conveyed to customers on the website.

2. Service Excellence

We look into what method a business has implemented in order to achieve the highest level of customer service, in what ways the team go above and beyond a customer's most basic expectations, and how this has positively impacted the overall productivity and reception of a company. We also take notice of whether a business monitors customer service quality with the view to make improvements.

3. Marketing and Branding

Given this category is crucial to the success of a business, we look carefully at the ways in which each company goes about marketing and branding itself. We look for evidence of an effective marketing strategy that is ready to evolve with a changing market or sector, we consider how succinctly a brand ethos or mission is conveyed to customers on a company website; and we look for originality within the brand in comparison to competitors.

4. Customer Satisfaction

This category goes hand in hand with ethical practice. A business that places ethics and fairness at the forefront of its operation will not only acquire a loyal customer pool, but also guarantee a positive internal working environment where employees are happy, more efficient, more passionate, and committed to the company.

Having reviewed information on all of those shortlisted, the organizers were pleased to confirm that for the 2022 period, was adjudged as winners in the category Art Dealer of the Year in Canada. They previously won this award in 2020/21.

The Team Aartzy Team wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to CorporateLiveWire Prestige Awards Team and all their stakeholders in giving them this great recognition and will continue their commitment towards art and artists.

- Aartzy