John Nicola Finalist for 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year



Nicola Wealth Management Chairman and CEO Nominated for Pacific Region Award

Vancouver, B.C., July 8, 2011 – Nicola Wealth Management (NWM) is pleased to announce that NWM Chairman and CEO, John Nicola, has been selected as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award (professional/financial services, Pacific Region).

Also a 2010 finalist in the business-to-consumer products and services category, John has continued 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% (to $1.5-billion), its gross revenue increase by 48%, and has increased staff (including new advisors) by 17%.

Since founding NWM in 1994, 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.

“While this recognition is given to an individual, it really applies to us as a firm,” says Nicola. “Our goal is to provide clients, many of whom are entrepreneurs themselves, with a high standard of service and results. We are driven to provide sophistication and value in the work that we do, and constantly improve ourselves and our offering to deliver the best service possible.”

The names of the Pacific winners will be announced at a gala banquet in Vancouver on October 5, 2011.

Read Ernst & Young’s original news 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 $1.5-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.

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Lawrence Chew
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