Canada’s 2020 Best Managed ‘Gold Status’ Puts Wills Transfer In Good Company

From our initial designation as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 to our success of Gold Status in 2020 Wills Transfer knows it is because of our dedicated team, from the highway, to the warehouse team to the office staff, that we can share this accomplishment with you today.

To achieve Best Managed Gold Status, we provided 3 years of financial results which were evaluated along with answers to questions such as, how do we manage our financial systems and financial risk? We also had to submit responses to various questions that demonstrate ‘Our Strategy and how we manage it, Our Capability (innovation and productivity) and how we manage it, Our Commitment (Culture and Values) and how we manage it’.

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Please read the news article about the awards program

Toronto, March 5, 2020 – Today, Deloitte announces the winners of the 2020 Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program, recognizing excellence in privately-owned Canadian companies with annual revenues over $25 million. With 26 new winners in 2020, this year’s companies credit success to investment in talent and technology, innovation in a competitive environment, and intent to compete on the global stage. This year’s Best Managed winners are also putting a laser focus on prioritizing organizational purpose.

“In 2020, the bar is raised even higher for Best Managed companies as the program continues its expansion beyond Canadian borders, now in 21 countries worldwide,” said Peter E. Brown, National Co-Leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and Partner, Deloitte Private. “As the network of Best Managed companies continues to grow, the stakes get higher – as these companies are increasingly aware of their competition, globally. This year’s select group of winners should be especially proud of their achievements and of this designation.”

As Canada’s Best Managed Companies continue to find success, a common theme among winners is their commitment to defining organizational purpose. By defining and implementing purpose throughout all levels of business, this year’s winners are gleaning the competitive edge that comes with leading and doing business in a purpose-led environment.

“Defining purpose is not just a goal of large organizations, it is increasingly valuable in the evolving workforce – it’s equally important to employees and customers,” said Kari Lockhart, National Co-Leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and Partner, Deloitte Private. “By doing so, this year’s Best Managed companies are fostering healthier workplaces, closer communities, and stronger foundations to help guide successful, collaborative decision-making.”

Another redeeming quality that never wavers among Best Managed award recipients is their extraordinary commitment to their clients and customers. “Year over year, a clear and concise strategy and approach to customer service is what puts these companies head and shoulders above the rest,” added Lockhart.

Best Managed winners are also finding success by continuing to act, invest, and make important decisions amid economic uncertainties, a recurring topic explored in Deloitte’s Disrupting the Bear series. Investment in areas such as R&D or creating proprietary tools contributes to strong growth and financial performance, contrary to organizations that may halt movement or wait until markets stabilize.

“As a long time, sponsor of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, CIBC is proud to recognize this year’s winners, who have consistently demonstrated exceptional business performance in a constantly changing world,” said Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “Best Managed Companies showcase outstanding leadership in their respective industries, with a clear strategy that is focused on investing for long-term success and growth.”

Best Managed is a flagship program presented by Deloitte Private, a division of Deloitte exclusively focused on serving private clients of all sizes. Generation after generation, Deloitte Private has been by the side of the entrepreneurs transforming Canada’s economy – and under its wing, the Best Managed program includes 469 companies, offering a strong network to support the 26 winners of 2020. The network continues its expansion beyond Canadian borders, now with presence in 21 countries globally.

The ticker is a complete list of all the 2020 Gold Status peers to which I might say we are in good company with!

A V Gauge & Fixture Inc., AFD Petroleum Ltd., AG Hair, Agrocrop Exports Ltd., Airstart Inc., Almag Aluminum Inc., Altrum, Armco Group of Companies, ASL Paving Ltd., Atlantic Coated Papers, ATS Traffic, Bäckerhaus Veit Ltd., BEST Service Pros, Biron Groupe Santé, Black Cat Wear Parts, Blue Water Group, Boire & Frères inc., BroadGrain Commodities, C.A.T. Holding, Callisto Integration Corp., Campbell Bros. Movers Ltd., Campus Living Centres, Cando Rail Services, CFR Chemicals Inc., Chandos Construction, CowaterSogema, Croesus, Crosbie Group Ltd. & Member Companies, Daltco Electric, dentalcorp, DPI Construction Management, EBC Inc., Eclipse Automation, emergiTEL Inc., Fenplast Portes & Fenêtres, Fillmore Construction Management Inc., First Industries Corporation, Fishermans Market, Fluid Life, Forest Group of Companies, Fourgons TRANSIT Truck Bodies, G&L Group, Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd., Giraffe Foods Inc., Grascan Construction Ltd., Groupe Atwill-Morin, Groupe Novatech Inc., Groupe Raymond, GSOFT, Hopewell Group of Companies, Integral Energy Services Ltd., JED Express Ltd., Jefo, JNE Welding, Layfield, Le Groupe Dissan, Liberty Linehaul Inc., Logel Homes, Lorneville, M.I. Integration, MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd., McElhanney, Mike & Mike’s Organics, Minard’s Leisure World, mobileLIVE, Mulvey & Banani International Inc., Nicola Wealth Management, Number TEN Architectural Group, ONEC Group, Palliser Furniture Upholstery, PD Group of Companies Inc., Pelican International, Polycor, Powerline Plus Ltd., Quadrangle, Quails’ Gate Winery, Rocky Mountaineer, Romet Limited, Scout Logistics Corporation, Skyline Group of Companies, Source Atlantic, South Shore Furniture, Spectra Premium, Spinrite, Stelpro, SureWerx, Talbot Marketing, Tap & Barrel Restaurants, Terrapro Inc., The HIDI Group, The K-Line Group of Companies, Traction on Demand, Transport Bourassa, Trotter & Morton Group of Companies, Trucorp Investments Incorporated, Tundra Process Solutions Ltd., Turkstra Lumber Company Limited, UCS Forest Group, Walters Group Inc., Weston Forest, Weston Wood Solutions Inc., Wildstone Construction Group, Wills Transfer Limited, Winters Instruments Ltd., Woodbridge, WZMH Architects, ZTR Control Systems.

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