Toronto, ON – March 10, 2015 David Aplin Group was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance. Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.

 “Best Managed companies achieve success because they have a clear vision and lead teams that are committed to growth and profitablilty,” explained Peter Brown, National Co-Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and Senior Practice Partner, Deloitte.

"2015 is our company's 40th successful year in business, and to achieve Gold status in Canada's Best Managed program is a humbling recognition. I'm honoured that our people have been recognized and included with such an amazing group of companies." said Jeff Aplin, President, David Aplin Group.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs that recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

 “This year’s winners demonstrate the significant impact that Canadian private companies make from coast-to-coast – and beyond - by pursuing innovation and investing in meeting the needs of their clients,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business Banking, CIBC.

2014 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, along with the Gold Standard winners, Requalified and Platinum Club members will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on March 31, 2015. On the same date, the symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

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 $10 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) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the 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 reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About David Aplin Group

David Aplin Group (www.aplin.com) was established in 1975 and today is one of Canada’s largest and most accomplished recruiting firms. We provide the strongest talent for every organization we help—from local entrepreneurs to Fortune 500’s. We work hard to give our customers deeply specialized, full-service recruiting and HR solutions —from one source. Most of all, we proactively seek better employment strategies to help ensure our client’s recruiting success.

For further information, please contact:

bestmanagedcompanies@deloitte.ca

www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca

Contact information:

Jeff Aplin
President
DAVID APLIN GROUP
Phone: 403.351.2440  
Email: japlin@aplin.com