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Canada’s Best Managed Companies for Fifth Year in a Row

March 2018



Canada Best Managed Companies LogoKitchener, ON, March 8, 2018 – Flanagan Foodservice won its initial Best Managed award in 2013 and has successfully retained its status for five consecutive years, retaining the Gold Standard designation that was awarded to Flanagan’s in 2016.


Established in 1993, 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. Winners are an important engine of economic growth for being adaptable and sustainable in a global market. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel made up of judges from Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Best Managed companies share commonalities that include an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance and strong financial results.


“Best Managed companies deserve recognition for their entrepreneurial approach to excelling in an uncertain economic climate. They truly bring out the best in Canadian business leadership,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.


Flanagan Foodservice is honoured to have maintained its Gold Standard status. Says President Dan Flanagan, “We are so pleased to be recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for the fifth year in a row. The exemplary service provided to our customers by the 500+ dedicated team members at Flanagan's is why we have been recognized through this program every year since 2013. Together we are so proud of what we have accomplished over our 40 years in business and are very excited about the tremendous opportunities we are pursuing for the future.”


The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.




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