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Flanagan Foodservice named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 11th Year in a Row


Kitchener, ON – May 14, 2024 – Flanagan Foodservice was recognized for its industry-leading performance and its sustained growth by receiving the prestigious 2024 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award.


Celebrating over 30 years, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards excellence in private Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $50 million or greater. To attain the designation, companies are evaluated on their leadership in the areas of strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities, and innovation, governance and financial performance.


“Being recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and innovative spirit of our entire team. It's an honour that reflects our commitment to excellence, our passion for serving our customers, and our belief in creating a positive, nurturing environment for our employees. This accolade is not just a recognition of where we are today but a beacon guiding us towards even greater achievements in the future,” said Bill Stafford, President and CEO, Flanagan Foodservice.


Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world-class businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent evaluation process.


Applicants are evaluated by an independent panel of judges with representation from program sponsors and special guests.


In alignment with its strategic vision, Flanagan Foodservice is committed to elevating operational efficiency and harnessing technology to optimize performance. At the core of their endeavors is a steadfast dedication to enriching the customer experience and fostering a family-like atmosphere among team members.


To become a Best Managed Platinum Club winner is nothing short of remarkable. Their continued adaptability in an era of uncertainty sets the standard for how to overcome new barriers and demonstrate resiliency at the highest levels,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private, Global Best Managed Leader and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program “These companies truly impact how Canada is viewed on the world stage when it comes to the success of private business.”