Paladin Security - one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Feb 27, 2013
Paladin Security Group Ltd. triumphed over hundreds of other applicants to win a Canada’s Best Managed Companies (Best Managed) award. This prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO forums.
“We would like to congratulate Paladin Security and its entire workforce. Achieving Canada’s highest level of Canadian business excellence takes a united effort and we are privileged to acknowledge such a strong team,” said John Hughes, Partner, Growth Enterprise Leader, Toronto, Deloitte.
Paladin Security CFO Ted Reid said; “This distinction is unique as it recognizes our progress in all key aspects of Paladin Security’s business; including our strategic plan, our capability, our commitment and our overall financial performance including financial stability.”
“Due to the complexity of the application process, there are no short cuts to achieving this award. Our submission included details on the competitive advantages we have built over the years at Paladin Security, and we consider this a huge endorsement of our company’s direction from the business leaders that were part of the judging process.”
Established in 1993, the Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a national awards program, recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies 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.
Paladin Security COO Leo Knight stated; “The ‘Best Managed’ designation is a hallmark of excellence that symbolizes Canadian corporate success, with companies focused on their core vision. It means that we have outperformed our competitors, created thousands of jobs, achieved sustainable growth and excelled in our industry. We couldn’t be more proud.”
Paladin has changed the face of the security industry thanks to four main factors.First, a unique corporate culture that focuses on promotion from within, coupled with a strong commitment to ongoing training and life-long learning.Second, a stringent eleven step selection process that ensures all new employees not only have the right skill sets, but also possess a winning attitude, for their long-term careers.Third, incorporating leading-edge technology into our service delivery model to create better efficiencies and value for customers.And, finally, thanks to a strong focus at every level for providing exceptional customer and client service.
“Today’s market place is not just about the investment in the product; it is also about the investment in the people,” said Hughes, with Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice-President, Business Banking, CIBC. “By pursuing innovation and investing in meeting the needs of their clients, this year’s winners have really made a positive impact in the Canadian marketplace.”
Paladin Security President & CEO Ashley Cooper added; “We are all thrilled to have been recognized as a Best Managed Company in Canada. It speaks to our strong corporate culture here at Paladin and our belief in constant and never ending improvement in everything that we do. Our people have worked so hard to make this a reality and I would like to thank each and every one of them for their incredible effort. Paladin people really can move mountains!”
“This is a testament to what we know as The Paladin Difference,” ended CTO Fraser Cooper. “That is, the holistic approach we take to our clients’ security, a focus on innovation and the depth of our knowledge. We applaud the accomplishments of our fellow ‘Best Managed’ winners for their commitment to excellence, and we’re excited to continue on this path for our future success.”
2012 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 Best Managed gala in Toronto on April 16, 2013. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada's 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 partners are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca. Visit the online community for private companies the Best Managed channel on FP Executive: www.financialpost.com/bestmanaged
About Paladin Security (www.paladinsecurity.com)
Paladin Security is an innovative, full service security company that fuses high-profile, professionally trained Security Officers with hi-tech, state-of-the-art security systems. From modest beginnings with four employees and one contract in 1976, Paladin has grown to become the largest Canadian owned and operated security company in the country, leading the industry in quality standards. Paladin Security President & CEO Ashley Cooper was named Ernst & Young’s Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, and Paladin also won the award in the Business-to-Business category for Products & Services.
For further information, please contact:
• Ashley Cooper, President & CEO - 604 296 3101
• Ted Reid, CFO - 604 296 3144
• Scott Ackles, VP Sales, Marketing & Communications - 604-296-3140
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