As I look at all our achievements as a company year after the year, it never ceases to amaze me how much we can accomplish as a team, and that can never be overstated. Today, I am thrilled to announce that our company has once again been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the fifth consecutive year, and thus maintaining the prestigious Gold Standard award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who have consistently gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional results for our clients.
Winning this award is a significant accomplishment, and it reflects the many key elements that have contributed to our success We have maintained a strong focus on customer and supplier relationships, recognizing that these partnerships are essential to our continued growth and success. Our strategic planning and decision-makinghave also been instrumental in achieving sustainable growth, with a strong commitment tointegrating social and governance considerations
One of the key factors that have contributed to our success has been our passionately dedicated staff. From the very beginning, we have placed a strong emphasis on creating a work environment that is conducive to our employees’ growth and development. This commitment has resulted in the creation of a number jobs within our organization, providing opportunities for professional advancement and career growth.
As we reflect on our fifth consecutive win, we are also mindful of the challenges that lie ahead. We recognize that our success is not guaranteed and that we must continue to strive for new levels of excellence and innovation. This is why we remain committed to asking tough questions and seeking out opportunities for growth, both individually and as a team.
In closing, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to our entire SFM team. Winning this award would not have been possible without your unwavering commitment and dedication. As we move forward, we remain focused on delivering exceptional results for our clients, creating new opportunities for growth and development, and continuing to earn recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Canada’s Best Managed Companies are World-Class. What does that really mean?
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards excellence in private Canadian-owned companies with revenues over $50 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 four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more).
Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce, and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.