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BrettYoung Requalified as One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Posted: Mar 10, 2020

Winnipeg, MB – March 10, 2020 - Brett-Young Seeds Limited has earned the designation as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the third consecutive year.Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs. The award, which focuses on Canadian-owned and managed companies, is especially gratifying as it recognizes overall business performance and the efforts of the entire organization. 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.

“This continues to validate all of the hard work the entire BrettYoung team does to serve the needs of our amazing customers”, Calvin Sonntag, CEO of BrettYoung commented. “We also acknowledge and thank our world-class, like-minded suppliers who are an integral part of the value we deliver to our customers.”

“This year’s Best Managed winners are a testament to the success found when businesses are deliberate about seizing the opportunity to do better; they invest in game-changing technology, commit to their corporate purpose and social responsibility, and solidify their place on the world stage,” said Kari Lockhart, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Canada’s Best Managed Companies celebrate a community of the strongest private businesses that shape our country and fuel Canada’s competitiveness, creating sustainable economic growth in an evolving global market.”

The Best Managed Program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.


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 $25 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, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit

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 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

For more information about this announcement contact:

Calvin Sonntag, CEO
Brett-Young Seeds Limited
P: 1-204-261-7932

BrettYoung is trademark of Brett-Young Seeds Limited. Elite is a registered trademark of Solio Ag.