May 5, 2021
Calgary, Alberta — GrainsConnect Canada (GCC) has been honoured with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2021 Best Managed program recognizes the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies who expertly leverage strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.
Warren Stow, President of GrainsConnect Canada, said the award is an outstanding honor for the GrainsConnect Canada team. “The award evaluates the business performance of companies across Canada, and to be recognized as a winner is a reflection of our talent and hard work,” Stow said. “People are a defining part of GCC’s culture. We work every day to help grower partners and fulfill our promise of helping the family farm,” Stow said.
2021 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured virtually at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies event in Toronto on May 6, 2021. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and the TMX.
GrainsConnect Canada terminals are located in Huxley and Vegreville, Alberta and Maymont and Reford, Saskatchewan; a port in Vancouver (the Fraser Grain Terminal) and its head office team in Calgary, Alberta. Stow described the award as significant for a company that is only in its fifth year of operations. “To be recognized by an independent party is confirmation that we are building a long-lasting organization that will be part of rural communities for decades to come,” Stow said. “At the end of the day, we want to connect those farming families to global markets and help feed the world.”
“The Best Managed program has witnessed a stark shift in business sentiment since its inception, and simply focusing on the bottom line is no longer a recipe for success,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “New and continued winners of the program are increasingly showing a meaningful commitment to their people and purpose. Their determined focus has not only led them to remain competitive on the world stage—particularly during these turbulent times—but to fostering more holistic organizations, united towards achieving a common goal.”
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. Over 1,100 companies have been recognized since the program’s inception.
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