Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Payworks boss wins award Business awards

  • Print

WINNIPEG entrepreneur Barb Gamey is proof that good things come to those who wait.

After finishing several times as a runner-up, the co-founder and president of payroll services provider Payworks Inc. has won her first national business award.

Gamey was named the 2012 Momentum Award winner at the 20th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards dinner Wednesday night in Toronto. "We've participated in several (national) awards programs before and always made it to the finals, but never won," Gamey said in an interview Thursday from Toronto. "It's much nicer being on the winning side."

The Momentum Award recognizes female entrepreneurs whose companies have overcome challenges and achieved at least three consecutive years of revenue growth of 10 per cent or more. In Payworks' case, it has been more than five straight years, including more than 20 per cent growth in each of the past two years.

"Entrepreneurship requires both flexibility and a willingness to adapt in order to move successfully through various stages of growth in your business," Gamey said. "We are fortunate that Payworks continues to experience significant internal and external growth and shows no signs of slowing down."

She said the 12-year-old company has more than 8,000 customers nation-wide and 130 employees, including 85 in Winnipeg.

The RBC CWEAs are designed to recognize Canadian women entrepreneurs who make impressive contributions to the local, national or global economy. The awards are an initiative of Women of Influence Inc., an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing and fulfilling the needs of Canadian women in business.

murray.mcneill@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 30, 2012 B15

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart - Take It Easy

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Winnipeg’s best friend the dragon fly takes a break at English Gardens in Assiniboine Park Wednesday- A dragon fly can eat  food equal to its own weight in 30 minutes-Standup photo- June 13, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Two baby tigers were unveiled at the Assiniboine Park Zoo this morning, October 3rd, 2011. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What should the city do with the 102-year-old Arlington Street bridge?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google