Local Business Wins Canada-Wide Designation

Edmonton, AB – March 7, 2019 Scandinavian Building Services was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2019 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability, and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 26th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is 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 caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Scandinavian Building Services is a family owned and operated company, which fosters a tight-knit working environment. Our President, Russell Hay, have overcome huge obstacles and implemented innovative solutions to help grow the company into a large Canadian enterprise. With combined efforts of both Russell and his organization leaders, the company has seen over 60 years of successful operation and continued growth.

“Best Managed winners should be extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The marketplace is changing rapidly and this incredible class of companies’ commitment and entrepreneurial leadership help drive business success that is critical for the health of our economy.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability, and commitment to talent.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be receiving this prestigious award,” says Scandinavian President, Russell Hay. We continuously strive to bring innovative and customer-centric solutions to our broad client base, and it feels great to have that effort acknowledged and appreciated. Scandinavian is a cleaning industry leader because of our committed and knowledgeable employees who go above and beyond client expectations.”

2019 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 17, 2019.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed 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, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About Scandinavian Building Services (scandinavian.ca)

Scandinavian Building Services has been providing exceptional janitorial services to businesses and facilities across Canada for the past 60 years. We clean over 60 million square feet of space every day. We specialize in cleaning the following industries: retail, public sector, commercial, construction, and arts, sports, and entertainment. Our innovative programs allow us to deliver quality customer service that leave our clients more than satisfied.