BOWEN Group Named a Best Managed Company in 2020


Calgary, Alberta (March 10, 2020) – BOWEN Group, Canada’s leading recruitment and contractor management firm, is named amongst Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2020.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the nation’s leading business awards program, which recognizes excellence in business performance and sustained growth in Canadian owned and managed companies.

“This recognition is a testament to the passion, talent and commitment of everyone on our team,” says Shannon Bowen-Smed, President & CEO, BOWEN Group. “A heartfelt thank you to my colleagues who bring purpose to life in our office and in our communities.”

As Canada’s Best Managed Companies continue to find success, a common theme among winners is their commitment to defining organizational purpose. By defining and implementing purpose throughout all levels of business, this year’s winners are gleaning the competitive edge that comes with leading and doing business in a purpose-led environment.

“Defining purpose is not just a goal of large organizations, it is increasingly valuable in the evolving workforce – it’s equally important to employees and customers,” said Kari Lockhart, National Co-Leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and Partner, Deloitte Private. “By doing so, this year’s Best Managed companies are fostering healthier workplaces, closer communities, and stronger foundations to help guide successful, collaborative decision-making.”

Another redeeming quality that never wavers among Best Managed award recipients is their extraordinary commitment to their clients and customers. “Year over year, a clear and concise strategy and approach to customer service is what puts these companies head and shoulders above the rest,” added Lockhart.

Best Managed businesses are going above and beyond to make sure the health and well-being of their employees is top-of-mind. “You can walk around the floors of these companies and just feel it,” says Lockhart. “There is immense pride, and all of the employees are engaged, knowing what their role is and how [it] aligns to the overall strategy.” In fact, Lockhart says, this focus on people is so second nature to these companies that they’re surprised to learn it isn’t standard practice. This focus extends beyond company walls to include community engagement. For Best Managed winners, knowing their communities, and giving back to them, is in line with investing in their employees.

Every year, hundreds of companies compete for the coveted Canada’s Best Managed Companies award and are selected through a rigorous judging process. Rather than just financial performance, the judging panel evaluates how organizations align their people, processes, and outcomes with their corporate strategy.

See the full list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2020.

About BOWEN Group

BOWEN Group is Canada’s leading recruitment and contractor management firm. Throughout its more than 45-year history, BOWEN Group has transformed the human capital space and placed more than 120,000 people in jobs across the country. With a commitment to championing inclusive cultures, harnessing diverse talent and enriching safe working environments, it’s BOWEN Group’s mission to make people matter.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies. Since the launch of the program in 1993, thousands of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this prestigious designation, but only the best are awarded. The rigorous and independent selection process evaluates their management skills and practices, business performance, financial performance and sustained growth.

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