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Canadian Private Business Growth Award nominees announced

Picture: Cooke Aquaculture salmon farm located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Source:
Picture: Cooke Aquaculture salmon farm located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Source:

The top ten finalists of the Private Business Growth Award presented by The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thorton have been announced.

Cooke Aquaculture Inc was named as one of the top ten Canadian finalists that are privately owned and have outstanding achievements in strategy, holistic growth and sustainability.

Canada’s private businesses are among the most innovative and competitive in the country, and this award stands as both a testimony to their world-class abilities and inspiration for the next generation of Canadian champions,” said Perrin Beatty, president and ceo of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. 

“Many of the nominees were identified through the grassroots network of regional chambers and boards of trade, who are on the frontlines of nurturing Canada’s best businesses. As a result, this award is built upon the most meaningful criteria: hard-won recognition by your peers that have a full appreciation for the challenges of growing a business.”

True devotion

The top ten finalists were chosen by a jury of eight people. Each business was evaluated on innovation, market development, people and culture, strategic leadership and improvement in financial measures.

“These nominated businesses demonstrate a true devotion to the success of their local communities, which is worthy of recognition,” said Kevin Ladner, ceo and executive partner, Grant Thornton  

The  first place winner will be announced at the gala ceremony on November 28 at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Private Business Growth Award

The Private Business Growth Award recognizes Canadian-owned, privately-held businesses that have been in business a minimum of three years, have $5 million or more in revenues and have demonstrated outstanding strategic growth. A joint initiative between The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton LLP, 2018 marks the sixth year this national business award has recognized and celebrated the successful growth of private businesses in Canada. A jury of high-profile Canadian business leaders selects 10 finalists and one winning company based on the following criteria: innovation, market development, people and culture, strategic leadership, and improvements in financial measures.

Grant Thornton LLP in Canada

Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide.    

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the vital connection between business and the federal government. It helps shape public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada with a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions.