ONEC Group of Companies 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.
ONEC was a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2016 and requalified in 2021 to maintain its status as a Best Managed Gold Standard company. ONEC credits its years of continued success to its commitment to innovation and continuous improvement, and the constant evolution of its integrated project delivery/ONE team approach. At ONEC, the aim is to consistently inspire and empower clients, partners, and staff to achieve operational excellence while also endeavoring to make a positive impact within industry and the communities in which they operate.
“This year’s Best Managed winners demonstrate the organizational grit required to thrive in these increasingly uncertain times,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “By putting their people first, and showing the courage to experiment and take risks, they were able to overcome some of today’s most pressing challenges. This year’s winners were able to succeed because they weren’t afraid to fail.”
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.
“Despite a year of unprecedented challenges, our teams came together in a true show of resilience and dedication, supporting one another in order to meet the needs of our clients and remain healthy,” said Denis Wiart, CEO of ONEC Group of Companies. “This award is a true testament to the strength of all of those who make ONEC all that it is, each and every day.”
The 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.