Canadian Business Recognized for Achievements in Impacting Canada's Business Landscape
TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) are pleased to announce the 2018 Private Business Growth Award winner – Cooke Aquaculture Inc. (Cooke Aquaculture), a global seafood leader that delivers products and services while considering a sustainable footprint.
In its sixth year, the gala annually celebrates Canada's best private businesses who have accomplished outstanding successes in strategic, sustainable and holistic growth. An eight-person jury selected the winner, based on a variety of categories including innovation, market development, people and culture, strategic leadership and improvement in financial measures.
"My sincere congratulations goes to Cooke Aquaculture, a Canadian leader of the seafood industry," said Kevin Ladner, CEO and Executive Partner, Grant Thornton. "It's an honour to recognize Cooke Aquaculture with the Private Business Growth Award, as they exemplify a business with a tenacious pursuit for innovation and growth."
Cooke Aquaculture was established in 1985, beginning with a single marine cage site containing 5,000 salmon. Four years later, the Cooke family realized that being innovative was essential to competing worldwide, they then embarked on an impressive plan for growth and strategic development. The business has since flourished and become a leader in the global seafood industry.
"By combining innovation, sustainability and high standards into their everyday practices, Cooke Aquaculture provides the very best the ocean has to offer," said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "Their pursuit of economic growth while ensuring they protect the environmental integrity of our Canadian waters is one of the many reasons they make an exceptional choice for this year's Private Growth Award."
Cooke Aquaculture and fellow Top 10 Private Business Growth Award Finalists were recognized at a gala held at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto on November 28, hosted by TV personality, Rick Campanelli. To learn more about the Private Business Growth Award, visit www.GrowthAward.com.
About the 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. The Private Business Growth Award is result of a partnership between The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton and 2018 marks the sixth year this award has recognized and celebrated the successful growth of private businesses in Canada. A jury of high-profile Canadian business leaders select 10 finalists and one winning private business based on the following criteria: innovation, market development, people and culture, strategic leadership, and improvements in financial measures.
About 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. A listing of Grant Thornton offices and contact information can be found at: www.GrantThornton.ca.
About 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 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. Follow us on Twitter @CdnChamberofCom.
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For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact: Grant Thornton LLP: Julie Ibrahim, Media Relations Manager, T +1 416 604 8744, E [email protected]; The Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Phil Taylor, Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, T +1 613 238-4000 ext. 2231, E [email protected]