Wills Transfer Limited was a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2017 and requalifed in 2021 to maintain its status as a Best Managed Gold Standard company
Wills Transfer Limited named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
May 5, 2021—Wills Transfer Limited was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2021 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class
of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. Now in its 28th 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. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.
“This year’s Best Managed winners are a shining example of the importance of leadership in the face of adversity,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “By using their unique purpose as the bedrock of their organizational foundation, they were able to chart a path forward with courage and resilience. In a year unlike any other, these companies should be proud not only of this prestigious designation, but the ever-important role they play in the progress and prosperity of Canada.”
Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from
program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2021 Best Managed companies share
commonalities that include (but are not limited to) enabling a remote workforce, making employee
health a top priority, acting with an increased sense of purpose and social responsibility, and a
significantly heightened focus on cash ﬂow.
“Canada’s Best Managed Program has been an important part of our success. It has helped us maintain a clear vision for our company, with a focus on investing in people, profitable growth and continuous improvements. The exchange of best practices among other Best Managed Companies, and our interactions with the program counselors has been extremely helpful in moving our company forward” – Terry Wills, President Wills Transfer Limited.
“CIBC is especially proud to celebrate and recognize the winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in what has been a very
challenging year”, said Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “These companies had to make tough decisions, adapt quickly to a new environment and most importantly, continue to innovate and invest for the future.”
2021 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at a virtual gala. The Best Managed virtual symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.
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 $25 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) 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, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.
For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
About Wills Transfer Limited (www.willstransfer.com)
Founded in 1945, Wills Transfer Limited operates 5 Warehousing / Distribution Centre’s totaling over 800,000 sq. ft. Our eastern Ontario campuses are well positioned to serve Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Western Quebec and in 2022, Cornwall / Ingleside. We manage and handle a diverse range of products. Our teams and processes are structured to do it right each time through order fulfillment, pick & pack services, kitting, asset tagging, container de-stuffing, cross docking, inventory management, rail car siding, refrigerated storage and outsourcing solutions.
Our Purpose is to provide innovative logistics solutions that contribute to our customers’ success.
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