TORONTO, ONTARIO (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
The prestigious award recognizes Canadian privately owned and managed companies for outstanding business performance and innovative management. 250 Canadian companies are asked to participate every year, undergoing a thorough audit before 50 winners are selected who have demonstrated their leadership’s ability to build and grow a sustainable long term businesses, while experiencing double digit growth that outpaces Canada's forecasted 3 percent economic growth rate.
"It's a great honor for ASTOUND Group to be recognized alongside household industry brand giants, as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies," said Dale Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, ASTOUND Group. "Working with world leading brands across a variety of industries has taught me a great deal about how to build and manage a successful company. You also have to love what you do - understanding a client’s vision & objectives in alignment with our design and fulfillment capabilities to create amazing brand experiences is a shared passion that is driven throughout the entire company. The impact of our global expansion and recruitment efforts has positively impacted our portfolio growth and financial results, while heightening the value and pride in our brand identity – all of which is a testament to the unity of our entire company."
With recruitment and talent being a key aspect of success at ASTOUND Group – employee relations, engaging work environments, growth opportunities, and training & development, have been integral areas of focus and investment. Over the past 24 months, the company has hired international and industry experienced talent with specific skill sets to accelerate development, strengthen foundations, and grow key relationships with customers and teams.
“ASTOUND Group’s holistic and integrated approach as an end to end service provider represents the basis of our obligation to value quality for our clients and employees alike,” said Kevin Morgan, COO/CFO, ASTOUND Group. “We are proud to be recognized by the Best Managed program and consider this to be recognition of our investment in innovation, and our ongoing commitment to common sense business practices and processes.”
About ASTOUND Group
ASTOUND Group is a global design and fabrication house, providing end-to-end solutions for events, exhibits and environments.
Part creative design & development studio, part production powerhouse, we specialize in inspirational structural design, quality fabrication, and strategic brand placement for:
Founded in 2001, our offices are located in Oakville (HQ), Toronto, Las Vegas, New York, and Oslo, for optimum access across North America, as well as being ideally positioned for access to international markets.
With a track record of executed projects in 25 countries, our strategic partnerships with manufacturing and resource facilities in Europe and Asia allow us to provide worldwide event and exhibit solutions anytime, anywhere.
Full services include: Brand strategy, design conceptualization, 3D rendering, architectural fabrication & engineering, graphic design & production, interactive digital development, AV solutions, installation, site services, event management, logistics, warehousing.
Latest recognition: 2013 Deloitte: Canada’s 50 Best Managed / 2014 Event Marketer: Fab 50 Agency / 2013 Event Marketer: Fab 50 Agency / 2013 Profit 500: Canada’s Fastest Growing Company / 2013 OABE: Small Business of the Year
About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed private companies with revenues over $10 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. Best Managed winner (one of the 50 new winners selected each year).
2. Re-qualified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years).
3. Gold Standard member (winners that retain the Best Managed designation for four to six consecutive years).
4. Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years).
Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.