Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies announced
Setting the pace in a reset world
Toronto, February 22, 2011—The winners of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2010 are setting the pace for Canadian business by putting growth back on the agenda.
Fifty of the country’s leading private organizations, spanning a wide array of industries, have earned the distinction of Best Managed Company by demonstrating business excellence through a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management abilities and practices.
“After two years of shoring up, deleveraging balance sheets and focusing on cost reduction strategies, Canadian businesses now have growth back on the agenda,” said John Hughes, Deloitte partner, Private Company Services, and national leader of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. “Clearly we’re not out of the woods yet, but one of the most impressive aspects of this year’s award recipients is the focus of management teams and employees on growth and investment.”
Combined, 2010’s 50 Best Managed Companies generated $11.5 billion in revenue and employed over 52,000 Canadians.
“By pursuing innovation and investing in meeting the needs of their clients, this year’s winners have made a positive impact in the Canadian marketplace,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business Banking, CIBC.
Growth means different things to different companies and the following are just some of the ways Canada’s Best Managed Companies are directing their CEOs and management teams to drive higher revenue and profit in the years to come.
2010 Best Managed winners
|Associate Veterinary Clinics||Calgary||AB||www.associatevets.com|
|BCF s.e.n.c.r.l. / LLP||Montréal||QC||www.bcf.ca|
|Cactus Restaurants Ltd.||Vancouver||BC||www.cactusclubcafe.com|
|Calco Environmental Group||Brockville||ON||www.calcogroup.com|
|Capital Paving Inc.||Guelph||ON||www.capitalpaving.net|
|CBI Health Group||Toronto||ON||www.cbi.ca|
|Charm Diamond Centres||Dartmouth||NS||www.charmdiamondcentres.com|
|Chaussures Régence inc.||Québec City||QC||www.regence.ca|
|Crestline Coach Ltd.||Saskatoon||SK||www.crestlinecoach.com|
|Evertz Technologies Limited||Burlington||ON||www.evertz.com|
|Fengate Capital Management||Toronto||ON||www.fengatecapital.com|
|Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited||Newmarket||ON||www.kelson.on.ca|
|Gregg Distributors LP||Edmonton||AB||www.greggdistributors.ca|
|Groupe Robert inc.||Rougemont||QC||www.robert.ca|
|Imperial Manufacturing Group Inc.||Richibucto||NB||www.imperialgroup.ca|
|Kaizen Automotive Group||Calgary||AB||www.kaizenautomotive.com|
|Le Groupe Master||Boucherville||QC||www.master.ca|
|Losani Homes||Stoney Creek||ON||www.losanihomes.com|
|Maple Lodge Farms Ltd.||Brampton||ON||www.maplelodgefarms.com|
|Maple Reinders Group Ltd.||Mississauga||ON||www.maple.ca|
|McCain Foods (Canada)||Florenceville-Bristol||NB||www.mccain.ca|
|Pfaff Automotive Partners||Vaughan||ON||www.pfaffauto.com|
|Quality Foods||Qualicum Beach||BC||www.qualityfoods.com|
|RGO Office Products Partnership||Calgary||AB||www.rgo.ca|
|Ronald A. Chisholm Limited||Toronto||ON||www.rachisholm.com|
|S.i. Systems Ltd.||Calgary||AB||www.sisystems.com|
|The International Group, Inc||Toronto||ON||www.igiwax.com|
|The Miller Group||Markham||ON||www.millergroup.ca|
|TransX Group of Companies||Winnipeg||MB||www.transx.com|
|triOS College Business Technology Healthcare||Mississauga||ON||www.trios.com|
|West Wind Group of Companies||Saskatoon||SK||www.westwindaviation.ca|
|Western Sales Ltd.||Rosetown||SK||www.westernsales.ca|
|White Spot Limited||Vancouver||QC||www.whitespot.com|
2010 Best Managed winners, Platinum Club members, and Requalified members will be honoured at the 18th annual, invitation-only Best Managed Symposium and Gala on March 29, 2011 in Toronto.
About Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed private companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year, since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on three levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the 50 new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen's School of Business. Learn more.
Best Managed has launched an online community for private companies: a new Best Managed channel on the Financial Post (FP) Executive site. A collaborative effort by Deloitte, CIBC and FP Executive, the new micro-site is aimed at showcasing Best Managed insights gleaned over our 18 years of celebrating the stars of Canada’s private company stage. The site will feature whitepapers relevant to private companies, as well as tools and resources designed to boost best practice sharing across the Canadian private company community.
Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 7,600 people in 57 offices. Deloitte operates in Québec as Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l. Deloitte & Touche LLP, an Ontario Limited Liability Partnership, is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.