John Nicola Wins the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011


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Nicola Wealth Management Chairman and CEO Wins Pacific Region Award for Professional / Financial Services

Vancouver, B.C., October 6, 2011 – Nicola Wealth Management (NWM) is proud to announce that NWM Chairman & CEO, John Nicola, is the winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2011 for Professional / Financial Services in the Pacific Region.

A 40-year veteran of the industry, John founded Nicola Wealth Management in 1994 and has grown the firm from a fledgling seven-person operation to a company with over 70 employees and $1.6-billion in assets under management.

Also a 2010 finalist in the business-to-consumer products and services category, John continues to help NWM experience significant growth. Over the past year, under John’s guidance, Nicola Wealth Management has seen its assets under management grow 50% and has increased staff (including new advisors) by 17%.

John has consistently pushed the boundaries of traditional financial planning and investment management approaches. As a leader in the wealth management field he has promoted innovation and transparency within the industry, achieving substantial results and earning the respect of his peers.

“I have always felt that any award such as this should reflect on the company and its culture more than a single person. It is great to be recognized, but any achievement is a combined result of unqualified support from my family over the years and being able to build our company with such dedicated and talented partners and staff.”

Winners were announced at a gala banquet held in Vancouver on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

Read Ernst & Young’s Release

About the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards recognize the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs here and around the world. The Canadian program is in its 18th year of honouring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award winners are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.


About Nicola Wealth Management

Nicola Wealth Management is a premier financial planning and wealth management firm serving the needs of High Net Worth individuals and their families. Managing over $1.6-billion in assets, with clients across Canada and its head office in Vancouver, Nicola Wealth Management offers executives, business owners and incorporated individuals a comprehensive approach that emphasizes efficient tax structuring and that is grounded in a holistic and integrated wealth planning process. www.nicolawealth.com

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