Winnipeg, MB – March 8, 2018 - Brett-Young Seeds Limited was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation.
Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.
“Being amongst the best in class requires more than financial performance,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada Best Managed Companies program. “Achieving sustained growth and strong overall business performance is the result of the combined efforts and commitment of the entire organization.”
Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.
Lloyd Dyck, Chairman and owner of BrettYoung commented, “This is a proud moment for all of us at BrettYoung. It’s a reflection of our incredibly aligned, motivated and capable team who work hard each and every day to serve the needs of our customers. It’s also a testament to the unwavering support of our seed grower partners, our world-class strategic suppliers and our terrific customers from all around the world who tell us when we meet and exceed their expectations and give us the opportunity to fix it when we don’t. We all look forward to continuing to earn their trust and support.”
“CIBC proudly congratulates the 2018 winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, who exemplify business excellence and success,” says Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “This year’s winners reinforce the significant impact that privately owned Canadian companies are making by pursuing innovation and maintaining a sharp focus on their clients.”
2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders. The Best Managed Program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX, and MacKay CEO Forums.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 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, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
BrettYoung is a privately-owned agribusiness with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our 80+ year history in agriculture, we employ approximately 200 people in 5 processing and distribution facilities in Canada and in various sales territories across North America serving customers in three distinct markets: (1) BrettYoung is a primary producer of industry-leading forage and turf products that serve domestic and international markets around the world; (2) BrettYoung provides crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, including BrettYoung® brand canola and forage seed, Elite® brand corn and soybean seed and ag-biologicals; and (3) BrettYoung provides a wide range of products and services to professional turf and reclamation markets in Western Canada and Ontario.
Calvin Sonntag, CEO
Brett-Young Seeds Limited