VANCOUVER – The management of HUNTER DICKINSON INC. (HDI) was recently named 2004 ERNST & YOUNG Entrepreneur of the Year in the Natural Resources category. The HDI management team of Robert Dickinson, Ronald Thiessen, David Copeland, Scott Cousens, David Jennings and Jeffrey Mason were honoured at the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards banquet for the Pacific Region at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre held on September 27.
In his acceptance remarks on behalf of the group, president and CEO Ron Thiessen acknowledged co-founders Bob Hunter (who retired earlier this year) and Bob Dickinson, the diverse backgrounds of the management group and the important contributions by HDI staff and associates. He also described the evolution and shared objectives of the management group:
"An entrepreneur is defined as a risk-taking businessperson, someone who sets up and finances new commercial enterprises to make a profit. Certainly Bob Hunter and Bob Dickinson fit that profile or definition when they got together in 1985… By 1994 Hunter Dickinson had been formalized into an incorporated company and included more principals, and we set about to create a franchise around the name, Hunter Dickinson Inc. The franchise we wanted to build was one of entrepreneurship, and to create an environment where the entrepreneurship of the people at Hunter Dickinson could flourish.”
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