Govan Brown has once again been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The annual awards, given out since 1993, acknowledge businesses that are taking great steps in many different aspects of commerce and industry. This year’s Canada’s Best Managed Companies honour is Govan Brown’s sixth award in as many years.
The awards are determined by a panel comprised of the Queen’s School of Business, Deloitte and CIBC. Together they determine the winning companies based on their growth in the past year, employee development, mentoring, leadership training and general performance. With another win, Govan Brown will be promoted to the status of Platinum Standard winners.
Recently, Govan Brown has moved their national headquarters from Toronto’s downtown core to The Junction neighborhood in the west end of the city. “We wanted to create an employee-friendly office environment that encourages cooperation and collaboration with a heavy focus on teamwork. We wanted people to want to come to work. That’s where the amenities like the employee gym, club house, pool table, full kitchen and extensive AV systems come in. We are very happy with the outcome,” said Jon Taylor, partner at Govan Brown.
Govan Brown was founded in 1994 by Ralph Govan and John Brown in Toronto. In 2003, Jon Taylor joined as the third partner. Since its foundation, Govan Brown has grown into a national interiors construction manager, with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and national headquarters in Toronto.