Solarium Optimum

Winner of the National Bank's SME Award

Solarium Optimum wins the regional gold, in the small business category, in the recognition company program, SME prizes from the National Bank, for the regions of Laval-North & west of Québec, the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Abitibi Témiscaminque and Outaouais.
Amongst all regional gold winners, the jury chose 3 provincial winners, Gold, Silver and Bronze per category.Solarium Optimum and its 3 owners, Martial Therrien, Jim Barbosa and André Martin, would like to thank all of its employees, customers, dealers and suppliers as well as the National Bank for their devotion over the last 5 years.

Program summary description:

The National Bank is proud to recognize the excellence of it business customer with the SME PRIZES. Therefore, it pays tribute to companies for their contribution to the prosperity and well-being of the communities.

Eligibility criteria


  • Must be a client of The National Bank
  • Must have its principal business office in Quebec 
  • Have less than 3 years of existence
  • Have annual sales within the category criteria
  • Must not have win a provincial distinction in the last 3 years

Selection criteria

  • Competence
  • Industry involvement
  • Managing skill

Left to right : Martial Therrien, PDG, Solarium Optimum, Laurence Vernaire, Directrice Principale de Banque National, Francois Thibault, Directeur de compte de Banque Nationale, Andre Martin Sales director, Solarium Optimum

Selection Process

Regional Selection
In each defined ,by The National Bank, region of Quebec, an independent jury awarded the gold, silver and bronze prizes of the 3 categories; SME, small enterprise and agricultural SME.

Provincial Selection
Amongst all regional gold winners (categories SME, Small Enterprise and agricultural SME) and the six finalists in the SME Export, the jury will choose 3 provincial winners (gold, silver and bronze).