FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2023
Winnipeg, MB – May 9, 2023 – BrettYoung has again been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the sixth consecutive year – and the third as a Gold Standard winner.
The 2023 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities, innovation, culture, commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. Now in its 30th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian‑owned and managed companies for innovative, world‑class business practices.
Lloyd Dyck, Board Chair, and majority shareholder of BrettYoung commented, “We are once again humbled by the trust our suppliers and customers have placed in us. This past operating year was a very difficult one to execute given the impact of the 2021 drought on seed supplies. Our team at BrettYoung did an amazing job serving the needs of our customers around the world. This continued recognition as a Best Managed Company is a proud moment for all of us at BrettYoung.”
“The Best Managed program is proud to recognize companies that combine strategic expertise and a culture of innovation with a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Lorrie King, partner at Deloitte Private and co-leader for Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “This year’s winners, including BrettYoung, have demonstrated an increased focus on environmental, social, and governance themes as means to drive impactful and sustainable business outcomes. Their unwavering dedication to their core purpose, and to enhancing client relationships, cultivating a healthy culture with their employees, and serving their communities, set the standard of excellence for Canada’s business ecosystem.”
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program
Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian 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 Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
BrettYoung is a privately held, family-owned agribusiness with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our nearly 90 year history in agriculture, we employ approximately 250 people in 5 processing and distribution facilities in Canada and in various sales territories throughout North America serving customers in three distinct markets: (1) BrettYoung is a primary producer of industry-leading forage and turf products that serves domestic and international markets; (2) BrettYoung provides crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, including BrettYoung™ brand canola, forage, corn, and soybean seed and ag-biologicals; and (3) BrettYoung provides a wide range of products and services to professional turf and reclamation markets across Canada.
For more information about this announcement contact:
Calvin Sonntag, CEO
Brett-Young Seeds Limited
BrettYoung is a trademark of Brett-Young Seeds Limited.