STANDARD was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

“STANDARD is continually working on its people development, because we strongly believe that they are the key to our success; for several years now, we have invested in communication, in talent management and in service development. We are especially proud to be part of the Best Managed Companies in Canada because it represents STANDARD’s effort to put its people first.”
– David Nathaniel, STANDARD’s CEO.

Now in its 25th year, 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. 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.

“Best Managed winners should be extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said
Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program . “The marketplace is changing rapidly and this incredible class of companies’ commitment and entrepreneurial leadership help drive business success that is critical for the health of our economy.”

2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 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. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.


2017: STANDARD and the Best Managed Companies in Canada within the Lighting Industry

Following the announcement of the 2017 winners’ rostrum of the Best Managed Companies in Canada, STANDARD would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the awardees of many of its peers, clients and business partners, all members of the lighting industry. Read more about the nominations in Electrical and Lighting Industry Members Among Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2017 on Electrical Industry

STANDARD is extremely proud to belong to a business sector whose members project true leadership, who are committed to building a strong corporate culture, and who constantly strive for strategic development and innovation. Standard is thrilled to be an integral part of this industry for over 35 years.

STANDARD, Platinum Member for the Second Consecutive Year

2017 marks STANDARD’s second consecutive year as Platinum Member

“This Platinum membership is a powerful testimony to the efforts invested and the day-to-day involvement of each and every member of our team. This Platinum status is a recognition of the company values that shape our business vision and that serve as STANDARD’s driving force and the key to its success. We are very proud of this achievement”
-Jason, Vice-President of Marketing at STANDARD and National President of Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the electrical industry

“For many years, now, we, at STANDARD have been relentlessly committed to the pursuit of our company’s growth and development. We are vested in our people, because we believe they are the key to STANDARD’s success. We have carried out a wide range of strategies that are at the heart of our company’s advancement: the investment in and enhancement of our talents, our communication skills, the implementation of innovative products as well as the exemplary quality assurance of our products and services.”
– David Nathaniel, CEO, STANDARD.

Mr. Nathaniel’s philosophy mirrors that of Peter Brown, Partner at Deloitte, and a leading member of the Best Managed Companies Programme: “”It’s much more than just financial performance,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.”

Award winners of the Best Managed Companies in 2017 were honoured at an annual gala that took place on April 19 in Toronto.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies

This programme is this country’s premier awards distinction that celebrates the exceptional quality of privately-owned Canadian companies. Each year, hundreds of companies strive to reach the coveted title following a strenuous and rewarding screening process. The programme is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, the Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.

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