Montreal, Quebec, March 7, 2019 – SFM, a leading Canadian product distributor and provider of customized go-to-market solutions to global brands within the audiovisual (AV), live entertainment, and media production industries, has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2019, a recognition sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process that evaluates four categories within each company’s structure: strategy, capability, commitment, and return on investment. Only those with sustained performance and strong financial results are awarded this prestigious designation.

“Over the past few years, SFM has adopted a new strategic focus and made significant operational investments. As a result, SFM is experiencing substantial growth and ongoing innovation. Every single person in the company has felt the effects of this, both in terms of their workload and their involvement in new tasks and processes. Taking the time to undertake the rigorous Canada’s Best Managed application process and coming out of it with this recognition brings me an incredible sense of pride and confidence in the people that make up this company. We tend to be quite hard on ourselves, so receiving this award from Deloitte and the program administrators is an incredible boost of confidence for everyone here that we really do have a good thing going on.” says Randal Tucker, President and COO at SFM.

“SFM just celebrated 40 years in the business. With our enduring raison d’être to be indispensable to the end users of the services and hardware that we provide, our win as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a testament to our commitment to maintaining long-term relationships with suppliers and customers, investing in human capital, and being an innovative leader within our industries,” continues Tucker. “We feel incredibly lucky to be involved in industries where art, information, entertainment, and technology meld into something far greater than the sum of their parts. We are grateful that our business contributes to the sharing and exchange of a wide range of interesting, entertaining, and inspiring ideas.”

Winners will receive their official award at Canada’s Best Managed Companies winners’ Gala in Toronto in April 2019.