GIFTCRAFT LTD., NAMED A GOLD STANDARD WINNER FOR 2014 IN CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES AWARD PROGRAM
Toronto, Ontario | March 10, 2015
Trevor Cohen, CEO of Brampton, Ontario based Giftcraft Ltd., proudly announces the company has won the 2014 Gold Standard Award in the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies national award program. The international leader in design, development and distribution of innovative lifestyle, giftware and fashion apparel products, Giftcraft was originally named a Best Managed Company in 2011 and requalified for the program in 2012 and 2013.
“This year’s winners demonstrate the significant impact that Canadian private companies make from coast-to-coast and beyond, by pursuing innovation and investing in meeting the needs of their clients,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business Banking, CIBC.
Giftcraft has earned its reputation as an industry leader by staying at the forefront of product innovation and providing their vast network of global customers the Right Product, at the Right Time and at the Right Price. The organization’s unique business model and state-of-the-art infrastructure allows Giftcraft to accommodate the varying and often complex needs of their divergent customer base. The significant investments in technologies and best-in-class talent, as well as fostering a supportive inclusive culture demonstrates their commitment to business excellence and serves as the organization’s foundation for success.
Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs that recognize Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.
“I speak for everyone in the Giftcraft Family when I say we are honoured and humbled to again be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and for being recognized as a Gold Standard Winner for 2014. Maintaining a high level of success does not happen without the commitment, loyalty and desire to be the best from everyone in the organization. I would like to personally express my gratitude for their collective contributions, as well as thank and recognize my Senior Management Team for their commitment in encouraging, nurturing and fostering our shared vision for business excellence,” Trevor Cohen, CEO, Giftcraft.
2014 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, along with the Gold Standard winners, Requalified and Platinum Club members will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on March 31, 2015. On the same date, the symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
About Giftcraft, www.giftcraft.com
Giftcraft Ltd. is a lifestyle industry leader servicing a diverse network of décor and giftware retailers throughout the world. With corporate headquarters based in Brampton, Ontario, Giftcraft Ltd. sets the standard in innovative design and development of innovative lifestyle, giftware and fashion apparel products to meet both the décor and giftware needs of today’s savviest consumer.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. 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) Best Managed winner (one of the 50 new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the 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 reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.