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2 years, 2 trophies – Marking Excellence for Canadian Owned and Managed Companies
For the second year running, UWT has applied for an award program offered by the international accounting firm, Deloitte. The program (previously called Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, now termed Canada’s Best Managed Companies) is the country’s leading business awards program, and recognizes excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies. The program also runs in several European Countries, Asia, and Mexico. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. In Canada, the program is unique in that it focuses on Canadian-owned and managed companies, recognizes overall business performance and sustained growth, acknowledges the efforts of the entire organization and measures more than just financial performance.
The Best Managed designation symbolizes Canadian corporate success: companies focused on their core vision, creating stakeholder value and excelling in the global economy. The program has continued to raise the profile of Canadian-owned businesses that have outperformed their competitors, created thousands of jobs, achieved sustainable growth, and excelled both at home and abroad.
Last year, UWT participated in the program and was selected as one of the 12 finalists from British Columbia. This year, we submitted once again. An awards ceremony was held earlier this month, where the 2012 finalists for BC were announced. For the second year running, UWT was selected and we will now go on to be evaluated across Canada in the hopes of being selected as one of the Best!
A great accomplishment for UWT: recognizing our entire company and what we have accomplished in 9 years of business. It stands as a tribute to our commitment to business excellence and our ongoing efforts of continual improvement. Check out the Canada’s Best Managed Companies website to discover more on the program!