Aplin named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2023

Toronto, ON—May 9, 2023—Aplin was recognized for its industry-leading performance, global business practices, and sustained growth by receiving the prestigious 2023 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards excellence in private Canadian-owned companies with $50 million or greater revenues. To attain the designation, companies are evaluated on their leadership in the areas of strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities, innovation, governance and financial performance.

“Winning the Platinum Club Best Managed award is a moment of great achievement for all of us at Aplin. This recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication and the unwavering pursuit of excellence that we bring to our work every day”, says Jeff Aplin, CEO of Aplin. “Being part of this program is a source of immense pride, underscoring our commitment to innovation, customer service, talent management and community engagement. We are honoured to be among the best of the best in Canadian business, and we look forward to continuing to raise the bar for excellence in our industry.”

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world-class businesses. Hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation yearly in a rigorous and independent evaluation process. Applicants are evaluated by an independent panel of judges with representation from program sponsors and special guests.

Aplin’s win of Canada’s Best Managed Companies award is a testament to the company’s commitment to excellence across multiple areas. From staying ahead of industry trends through innovation and investment in technology to providing personalized service and solutions that meet clients’ needs, Aplin has consistently demonstrated a dedication to customer satisfaction. In addition, the company’s focus on talent management and development has allowed it to attract and retain top-tier employees who are supported by a strong culture of inclusion and growth. Aplin’s engagement in charitable initiatives and community events further showcases the company’s values of corporate social responsibility and making a positive impact.

The 2023 cohort of Best Managed companies shares common themes such as having a people-centric culture, targeting effective ESG strategies, and accelerating operational digitization.

In its 30th year, the Best Managed program recognizes companies who combine strategic expertise and a culture of innovation with a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “This year’s winners, including Aplin, have demonstrated an increased focus on environmental, social, and governance themes as means to drive impactful and sustainable business outcomes. Their unwavering dedication to their core purpose, and to enhancing client relationships, cultivating a healthy culture with their employees, and serving their communities, set the standard of excellence for Canada’s business ecosystem.”

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program

Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian companies. 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, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About Aplin

Aplin is a private, family and employee-owned Canadian corporation founded in Alberta in 1975. An award-winning staffing and recruiting agency that stands apart for quality results, we have proudly fulfilled talent demands and advanced careers for over 45 years. Aplin’s search services include Temporary & Contract Staffing, Permanent/Direct Hire Search, IT Recruitment and Managed Services. Our mission is to create value at every opportunity in all interactions with our clients, candidates, colleagues, and even our communities. Visit www.aplin.com

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Jeff Aplin • Aplin • 403.351.2440 • japlin@aplin.com • www.aplin.com