ASTOUND Group, a global design and fabrication house, was announced Mar. 27 as a winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC and National Post.
The prestigious award recognizes Canadian privately owned and managed companies for outstanding business performance and innovative management. Undergoing a thorough audit, 250 Canadian companies are asked to participate each year. Selected are 50 winners who have demonstrated their leadership’s ability to build and grow sustainable long-term businesses, while experiencing double digit growth that outpaces Canada’s forecasted 3 percent economic growth rate.
“It’s a great honour for ASTOUND Group to be recognized alongside household industry brand giants as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies,” said Dale Morgan, CEO, ASTOUND Group. “Working with world leading brands across a variety of industries has taught me a great deal about how to build and manage a successful company. You also have to love what you do – understanding a client’s vision and objectives in alignment with our design and fulfillment capabilities to create amazing brand experiences is a shared passion that is driven throughout the entire company. The impact of our global expansion and recruitment efforts has positively impacted our portfolio growth and financial results, while heightening the value and pride in our brand identity – all of which is a testament to the unity of our entire company.”
With recruitment and talent being a key aspect of success at ASTOUND Group – employee relations, engaging work environments, growth opportunities, and training and development have been integral areas of focus and investment. Over the past 24 months, the company has hired international and industry experienced talent with specific skill sets to accelerate development, strengthen foundations and grow key relationships with customers and teams.
“ASTOUND Group’s holistic and integrated approach as an end to end service provider represents the basis of our obligation to value quality for our clients and employees alike”, said Kevin Morgan, COO/CFO, ASTOUND Group. “We are proud to be recognized by the Best Managed program, and consider this to be recognition of our investment in innovation and our ongoing commitment to common sense business practices and processes.”