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David Aplin Group is named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club members.

Toronto, ON – May 10, 2022 –David Aplin Group was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2022 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million, demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. Now in its 29th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains 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.
 
David Aplin Group used disruption to accelerate longer-term digital transformation objectives, new strategy implementation, organization structure changes and operational excellence improvements. Adaptability was central to success, moving towards a flexible work model and putting a spotlight on diversity while fostering an inclusive environment. In 2021, Aplin made the largest acquisition in the company’s history with IT recruiting firm, CompuStaff, expanding their market into the US. The Aplin team remains focused on delivering world-class talent management.

“It has become increasingly important for businesses to foster collaborative workplaces where employees are empowered to make valuable contributions to their organizations,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “This year’s Best Managed winners embraced a people-first mentality, enabling employees to cultivate important capabilities and integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives into their core strategy. By prioritizing employee wellbeing and championing professional development, these companies have been able to harness an engaged talent pool to explore new ventures and set the course for continuous improvement and growth.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2022 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include (but are not limited to) putting their people and culture at the forefront, focusing on their ESG strategies and doubling down on accelerated digitization.

"This terrific recognition is all about the incredible people on the Aplin team. The diversity of our people,” says Jeff Aplin, President and CEO of David Aplin Group. “Their commitment to learning and their adaptability to our flexible work arrangements have been key to our success as we accelerate our strong growth."

“CIBC is a proud sponsor of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, which celebrates leading organizations that are building a better future for our country,” said Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “Despite the rapidly changing business landscape and the impact of covid on the economy, these winners continue to successfully deliver innovative solutions for longer-term growth and investment.”

2022 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at galas across the country. The Best Managed virtual 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 Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce, and TMX Group.

About dAVID aPLIN gROUP

David Aplin Group is a private family and employee-owned Canadian corporation founded in Alberta in 1975. For over 45 years, we have been recruiting to fulfill talent demands for businesses across Canada. We build strong connections and leverage our networks to ensure success by having a deep understanding of the professional needs of people and organizations. David Aplin Group provides specialized talent in a variety of industries, whether temporary, contract, permanent or executive. We pride ourselves on being a Canadian organization helping Canadian professionals and businesses grow. Visit www.aplin.com.

Learn more about our award winning history.

About the Program

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 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 Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.
 
For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
 

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