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ASTOUND Group Named Winner of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies Program
ASTOUND Group, a global
design and fabrication house, was announced yesterday as a winner of
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies program, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC,
and National Post.
The prestigious award recognizes Canadian privately owned and managed
companies for outstanding business performance and innovative management.
250 Canadian companies are asked to participate every year, undergoing a
thorough audit before 50 winners are selected who have demonstrated their
leadership's ability to build and grow a sustainable long term businesses,
while experiencing double digit growth that outpaces Canada's forecasted 3
percent economic growth rate.
"It's a great honor for ASTOUND Group to be recognized alongside household
industry brand giants, as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies," said
Dale Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, ASTOUND Group. "Working with world
leading brands across a variety of industries has taught me a great deal
about how to build and manage a successful company. You also have to love
what you do - understanding a client's vision & objectives in alignment
with our design and fulfillment capabilities to create amazing brand
experiences is a shared passion that is driven throughout the entire
company. The impact of our global expansion and recruitment efforts has
positively impacted our portfolio growth and financial results, while
heightening the value and pride in our brand identity - all of which is a
testament to the unity of our entire company."
With recruitment and talent being a key aspect of success at ASTOUND
Group - employee relations, engaging work environments, growth
opportunities, and training & development, have been integral areas of
focus and investment. Over the past 24 months, the company has hired
international and industry experienced talent with specific skill sets to
accelerate development, strengthen foundations, and grow key relationships
with customers and teams.
"ASTOUND Group's holistic and integrated approach as an end to end service
provider represents the basis of our obligation to value quality for our
clients and employees alike", said Kevin Morgan, COO/CFO, ASTOUND Group.
"We are proud to be recognized by the Best Managed program and consider
this to be recognition of our investment in innovation, and our ongoing
commitment to common sense business practices and processes."
About ASTOUND Group
ASTOUND Group is a global design and fabrication house, providing
end-to-end solutions for events, exhibits and environments.
Part creative design & development studio, part production powerhouse, we
specialize in inspirational structural design, quality fabrication, and
strategic brand placement for:
* Custom Designed Rental Exhibits
* Temporary Displays & Environments
* Permanent Structures & Art Installations
* Brand & Product Launches
* Consumer Activations
Founded in 2001, our offices are located in Oakville (HQ), Toronto, Las
Vegas, New York, and Oslo, for optimum access across North America, as
well as being ideally positioned for access to international markets.
With a track record of executed projects in 25 countries, our strategic
partnerships with manufacturing and resource facilities in Europe and Asia
allow us to provide worldwide event and exhibit solutions anytime,
Full services include: Brand strategy, design conceptualization, 3D
rendering, architectural fabrication & engineering, graphic design &
production, interactive digital development, AV solutions, installation,
site services, event management, logistics, warehousing.
For more information go to www.astoundgroup.com.
Latest recognition: 2013 Deloitte: Canada's 50 Best Managed / 2014 Event
Marketer: Fab 50 Agency / 2013 Event Marketer: Fab 50 Agency / 2013 Profit
500: Canada's Fastest Growing Company / 2013 OABE: Small Business of the
About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for
Canadian-owned and managed private 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. Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of
Business and MacKay CEO Forums.
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