Flanagan Foodservice requalifies as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for fourth year in a row

Press release

Flanagan Foodservice won its initial Best Managed award in 2013 and has successfully retained its status for four consecutive years, becoming a Gold Standard winner 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.

“It’s much more than just financial performance,” said Lorrie King, 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.”

Flanagan Foodservice is honoured to have achieved Gold Standard status. Says President Dan Flanagan, “We are so pleased to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard winners. 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.

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. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About Flanagan Foodservice Inc.

Flanagan Foodservice is the largest Canadian family owned foodservice distributor in Canada. The company was founded in 1977 with an emphasis on customer service and has maintained this focus by always putting the customer first, enjoying 39 years of consistent growth and expansion. Flanagan Foodservice is constantly improving by refining its services, systems, and product mix, and offering the flexibility to meet its customer’s challenges and changing needs. For more information on Flanagan Foodservice please visit www.flanagan.ca.

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