Business Link Media Group first established its 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Awards back in 2003. One of Hamilton’s most prestigious awards, this annual program recognizes 40 business people under the age of 40 who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of success in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

With its 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Awards program, Business Link Media Group takes great pride in promoting award-winners as role models to their fellow business professionals and to the community at large.

Each year, nominated individuals are given close consideration by a distinguished panel of local business leaders and past award recipients. This panel takes several criteria into account to determine the final 40 award recipients. These criteria include:

~ An uncommon level of accomplishment in their field or industry.

~ A demonstration of leadership and innovation with their business or workplace.

~ An ability to overcome obstacles and achieve results.

~ An active involvement in their industry and/or community.

~ A commitment to constant improvement.

If nominating an individual, please fill out the nomination form completely and accurately explaining why this person is a great “40 Under Forty” candidate.

If you’ve been nominated or are self-nominated, please fill out the application section below.

We are now accepting nominations and applications for the 2022 awards.


  • Nominated By




  • (Continuous training, seminars etc)
  • Accomplishments

  • If so please give details.
  • ( How long have your been in business or at the position you’re in, have you expanded your business over the last year, have you been promoted within your organization etc. )
  • Community Involvement

  • (Are you involved with any organizations, charities, helping out the community)
  • References

    (please provide two references)


CONGRATULATIONS to the Hamilton 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards Recipients in 2019!