For more than 15 years, Nigel J. Bennett and Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc. have been recognized for their innovation, business excellence and entrepreneurialism.
RULEBREAKER AWARD (November 2016)
Nigel Bennett and his company Aqua-Guard Spill Response chosen from over 2,000 companies across North America to win this award celebrating innovation. Read more...
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AWARD (October 2013)
Co-founder Nigel Bennett recognized by the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) for cleaning up oil spills for 30 years. A graduate of BCIT's Mechanical Technology program, Nigel joined ASTTBC in 1986 and spent the first decade of his professional career in oil spill response planning. In 1992, he formed Aqua-Guard Spill response to design, manufacture and distribute equipment and services for marine and industrial spills. The company has worked on every major spill from the Exxon Valdez to the BP Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Headquartered in Vancouver, Aqua-Guard now serves 3,000 clients in 104 countries. Read more...
INNOVATION AWARD (February 2013)
Aqua-Guard is finalist and runner up for this United Kingdom Offshore Support Journal's Award sponsored by Nor-Shipping for having made a significant impact on the design, build and/or operation of offshore support vessels. Read more...
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD (November 2012)
Nigel Bennett, Cameron Janz (Aqua-Guard's CEO) and Lee Marshall (Product Manager) win the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's Award for Innovation for the design and development of RBS TRITON™ state-of-the-art oil skimming technology. Read more...
ERNST C. MANNING AWARD for INNOVATION (June 2012 and 2014)
Nigel and Aqua-Guard nominated for their patented RBS TRITON™ oil skimming technology.
ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD (2001)
Nigel is a finalist for the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs