Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies focus on growth

Winners include McCain Foods, White Spot, Running Room

Winners of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2010 include McCain Foods, Crestline Coach, Holt Renfrew, Running Room and White Spot.

The group demonstrated business excellence in their management abilities and practices, according to the business program sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen's School of Business in Kingston, Ont. Combined, 2010’s 50 Best Managed Companies generated $11.5 billion in revenue and employed more than 52,000 Canadians.

“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, a Deloitte partner in 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.”

Some of the ways the companies are directing CEOs and management teams to drive higher revenue and profit in the years to come include:

• seeing growth opportunities in mergers and acquisitions

• understanding the ability to innovate is a strategic competitive advantage

• using detailed and divergent strategies for business south of the border and beyond

• building close relationships with customers

• planning for succession or business transition

• increasing adoption of green strategies.

Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2010

• 4Refuel

• Artopex

• Associate Veterinary Clinics

• BCF s.e.n.c.r.l.

• Cactus Restaurants

• Calco Environmental Group

• Capital Paving

• CBI Health Group

• Charm Diamond Centres

• Chaussures Régence

• Crestline Coach

• Dessau

• Evertz Technologies

• Farm Boy

• Fengate Capital Management

• First Air

• Gentec International

• Geo A. Kelson Company

• GreenField Ethanol

• Gregg Distributors

• Groupe Robert

• Hatch

• Holt Renfrew

• Ideal Supply

• Imperial Manufacturing Group

• Johnvince Foods

• Kaizen Automotive Group

• Lasik MD

• Le Groupe Master

• Losani Homes

• Maple Lodge Farms

• Maple Reindeers Group

• McCain Foods (Canada)

• Medcan Clinic

• Pfaff Automotive Parnters

• Quality Foods

• RGO Office Products Partnership

• Ronald A. Chisholm

• Running Room

• S.i. Systems

• Sargent Farms


• Supreme Group

• The International Group

• The Miller Group

• TransX Group of Companies

• TriOS College Business Technology Healthcare

• West Wind Group of Companies

• Western Sales

• White Spot

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