Along with our partner, Grant Thornton LLP, we are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Private Business Growth Award. A jury of high-profile Canadian business leaders selects 10 finalists and one winning company based on the following criteria: innovation, market development, people and culture, strategic leadership, and demonstrating improvement in financial measures. The following 10 Canadian private businesses reflect an overall commitment to sustainable, holistic growth strategies:
10 Private Business Growth Award finalists
AGNORA Inc. is a fabricator of oversize architectural glass and a supplier of endless possibilities. With the latest in cutting-edge technology and the largest, top performing equipment in North America, Agnora Inc. fabricates the most advanced commercial and residential glass up to 130-inch widths and 300-inch lengths.
Aspin Kemp & Associates
Aspen Kemp & Associates (AKA) is a systems integration company specializing in developing, manufacturing, installing, maintaining and documenting engineering solutions. AKA aims to provide innovative and technically advanced products and services in the marine and offshore oil and gas industries.
Bioscript Pharmacy is a specialty pharmacy focused on the dispensing and delivery of biologic, injection, infusion and other specialty medicines. It also offers a wide range of services that centre around providing clients with true 360-degree support in dealing with their specific condition. BioScript Pharmacy is always available with locations in every province.
From one ice cream shop location on the Cavendish boardwalk in 1983,Cows Ice Cream of Charlottetown has grown to nine locations across Canada selling 32 flavours of ice cream and a popular line of merchandise, all while becoming a nationally-recognized brand in the process.
Everest Clinical Research Corporation
Everest Clinical Research ("Everest") is a full-service contract research organization (CRO) providing a broad range of expertise-based clinical research services to worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Everest services some of the best known companies while working with many of the most advanced drugs, biologics and medical devices in development today.
Klick operates with a fiercely independent spirit at the intersection of technology, creativity and strategy. The Klick family is a diverse group of people who are driven and connected by a shared culture and commitment to the relentless pursuit of awesome at Klick Health, K2 Digital, Klick Learning Solutions (KLS), Katalyst, and Sensei Labs.
Nicola Wealth Management
Nicola Wealth Management offers sophisticated wealth management strategies that help business owners, professionals and other high net worth individuals reach their financial goals. With locations in the Lower Mainland (Vancouver and Richmond offices), the Okanagan (Kelowna office) and the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto office), Nicola Wealth provides executives, business owners and incorporated individuals across Canada with the full-service, integrated approach they require.
Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.
Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd. delivers the highest-quality stock and custom-designed products for architectural site furnishings, traffic management and industrial applications. Since 1925, Reliance Foundry has built upon a long tradition of metal casting expertise to become an award-winning supplier for high-profile and everyday needs across North America.
Skyline Group of Companies
The Skyline Group of Companies ("Skyline") is one of Canada's fastest-growing and most unique real estate investment management companies. Skyline’s integrated, full-service business model is unique in the industry and enables the company to ensure it is consistently focused on providing best-in-class service to its customers.
StarTech.com makes it easy for IT professionals around the globe to identify, find and get the hard-to-find parts they need to enable their business solutions. Founded in 1985 by Paul Seed and Ken Kalopsis, Star Tech.com was named Large Business of the Year by the London Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and has continued to receive a number of awards throughout the years recognizing the company's overall success.
Congratulations to all of the finalists!
Join us on November 16 at the Design Exchange in Toronto for the Private Business Growth Award Gala, where we will celebrate our finalists and honour our winner.
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