31 Kelowna firms on ‘Finest-Managed in Canada’ listing
Sure, money is essential.
But, the 31 Kelowna businesses on the list of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies know that you have to put people first and then the cash can start rolling in.
“Our people are the driving force behind our family’s brand values and success,” said Tony Stewart, CEO of family-owned-and-operated Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna.
For six straight years, Quails’ Gate has appeared on the Best-Managed list, which is put together by international accounting and consulting firm Deloitte.
“This award is a testament to the team who continue to raise the bar and champion our innovative practices setting the course for continuous improvement and growth,” Stewart added.
dr Moira Drosdovech of Pawsitive Veterinary Care in Kelowna is a member of P3 Veterinary Partners, which is new to the list of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies.” class=”img-responsive” data-src=”https://www.kelownanow.com/ files/files/images/Dr_%20Moira%20Drosdovech.jpg” style=”margin: 5px;”/>
The list is actually divided up into four categories — new entries, those who have made the list for a second or third year, gold for companies on the list four, five or six years and platinum for the superstars who have maintained their best- Managed status for seven or more years.
Here’s how the remaining 30 with Kelowna connections fell into place:
– 123 Dentist (Okanagan Periodontics and Swift Dentistry are members)
– Centra Windows (branch in Kelowna)
– P3 Veterinary Partners (Pawsitive Veterinary is a member)
Second or third year on list
– Bee-Clean Building Maintenance (Kelowna branch)
– Modern Beauty Supplies (store in Kelowna)
– Mary Brown’s Chicken n Taters (restaurant in Kelowna)
– Whitewater West Industries (manufacturing facility in Winfield)
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