Media Advisory: Canadian Private Business Growth Award - Deadline: July 15, 2016

Share your private business's success story today!

TORONTO, June 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Grant Thornton LLP, a leading Canadian assurance, tax and advisory firm, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the largest business organization in the country, team-up to recognize and celebrate some of Canada's leading private business success stories with the Private Business Growth Award. This award honours commendable private businesses for their strategic, sustainable and holistic growth and success.

As July quickly approaches, so does the 2016 award deadline – all award submissions must be completed as of Friday, July 15, 2016. Be sure to nominate your private business today!

Why? Recognition – Validation – Celebration
Here are 10 reasons to complete a submission for your private business:

  1. National recognition of your business growth and prosperity
  2. Validation of your team's achievements, dedication and hard work
  3. Celebration of your success
  4. Network with likeminded business leaders
  5. Drive awareness of your business and vision
  6. Be one of Canada's leading business success stories
  7. Support fellow entrepreneurs
  8. Promotional opportunities for your business
  9. Inspire others
  10. Help to bring visibility to Canadian innovation, leadership and business prowess

Private Business Growth Award FAQ:
Meet the 2015 winner and top ten finalists
Key Dates:

  • Submission deadline: July 15, 2016
  • Top 10 finalists announced: October 20, 2016
  • Winner revealed / Gala: November 16, 2016

Where do I complete a submission? Visit:

"This award is designed to deliver value to everyone involved," said Kevin Ladner, Executive Partner and CEO, Grant Thornton LLP. "We believe that it's critical to nurture Canadian private business growth. When an inspirational success story comes along, it needs to be shared and celebrated!"

"Initiatives such as this help pave the way for others, recognizing business acumen, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and a keen vision for the future," says Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "The winner and top 10 finalists are true Canadian success stories."

How is the award judged? Submissions are judged by a jury of eight Canadian business leaders, who look for evidence of strategic growth across five key areas: innovation; expansion into new domestic or international markets; development of people and culture; improvements in financial measures and strategic leadership.

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.

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. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. 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:

SOURCE Grant Thornton LLP

Image with caption: "Finalists of the 2015 Private Business Growth Award: Baby Gourmet; Cooke Aquaculture; dentalcorp; Fiera Foods Company; Global Relay; Kids & Company; Medgate Inc.; Nicola Wealth Management; Skyline Group of Companies and (CNW Group/Grant Thornton LLP)". Image available at:

For further information: or to arrange an interview: G. Will Dubreuil, Director, Public Affairs and Media Relations, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, T + (613) 797.1860, E; Amy Mulhern Manager, National Media Relations, Grant Thornton LLP, T +1-416-360-4970 / M +1-416-550-8466, E


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