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Calgary solution provider one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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A Calgary solution provider has repeated as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, according to Deloitte.

Long View, which ranked No. 7 on CDN’s 2011 list of the Top 100 Solution Providers in Canada, announced last week that it had once again made the Deloitte list of the best managed companies in Canada.

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Established in 1993, the annual list recognizes excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies with annual revenues of over $10 million. Deloitte says its focuses is on overall business performance and sustained growth, and more than just financial performance is measured. Sustainable growth, job creation and market leadership are also looked for.

“During the program’s 20-year history, thousands of private companies have competed for this designation,” says John Hughes, national leader for Deloitte’s Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, in a statement. “This year’s winners have proven that even during a global financial crisis, they are still optimistic about the future, focusing on key operating metrics and accountability.”

“It was an honour to make the list last year, but internally we also viewed it as a challenge. Now that we’ve made it, how do we ensure we’re still considered one of Canada’s Best Managed a decade from now? It’s an ambitious undertaking, but one I know we’re capable of,” said Long View president Gord Mawhinney in a statement. “We’ve been successful because we’ve created a work environment where people feel secure, challenged, and cared for. It means we’re able to hire the best talent. And although that approach may not sound particularly novel, in reality it’s quite a challenge, one that becomes increasingly complex as we continue to mature as an organization.”

According to Deloitte, Best Managed winners’ revenue grew by 14 per cent to approximately $5.4 billion, and income grew by approximately 24 per cent.