E.B. Horsman & Son Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2023 – Our 14th consecutive time!

Surrey, BC – May 10, 2023 – E.B. Horsman & Son (EBH), one of the fastest-growing, employee-owned full-line electrical distributors in Western Canada, announced today that it is a 2023 winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and a recipient of a Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for fourteen consecutive years.

E.B. Horsman & Son was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth as part of the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. The 2023 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies, demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities, innovation, culture, commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 30th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards program, 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 caliber of their management abilities and practices.

EBH continues to be an agile and adaptive culture founded on the guiding principles of our core values. We have an Employee Share Ownership Program and high employee engagement, which contributes to an environment where empowered teams work collaboratively on our strategic plans and investments in digital business enablement. An enhanced digital experience for employees and customers included a Digital training platform which helped our employees grow personally and professionally resulting in improved customer service. An initiative that saw the expansion of an Industrial Services Group will move our company in a new direction to better support our Industry in Western Canada.

“It has become increasingly important for businesses to foster collaborative workplaces where employees are empowered to make valuable contributions to their organizations,” said Lorrie King, partner at Deloitte Private and co-leader for Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “This year’s Best Managed winners embraced a people-first mentality, enabling employees to cultivate important capabilities and integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives into their core strategy. By prioritizing employee wellbeing and championing professional development, these companies have been able to harness an engaged talent pool to explore new ventures and set the course for continuous improvement and growth.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2023 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include (but are not limited to) putting their people and culture at the forefront, focusing on their ESG strategies, and doubling down on accelerated digitization.

“I’m excited E.B. Horsman has been chosen for the fourteenth consecutive year as one of the Best Managed Companies in Canada. We have worked hard to preserve and nurture our culture by consistently living our core values. We strive to understand the needs of our customers, employees, and stakeholders, as we guide our teams in the planning and delivery of key initiatives” said Tyson Carvell, VP of Marketing, E.B. Horsman & Son. “We have embraced innovation within the everchanging landscape of electrical distribution, which has enabled us to be leaders in the industry and achieve results recognized by a program held highly by our customers, employees and peers.”

“The 2023 Best Managed winners exemplify innovation, adaptability, and resilience in the face of uncertainty,” said Derrick Dempster, partner at Deloitte Private and co-leader for Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Over the past year, these forward-forging companies have pivoted to successfully respond to challenges and capitalize on new opportunities, leveraging industry-leading competencies to maximize their investments and drive sustainable growth.”

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce, and TMX Group.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.

The awards are granted on four levels:
1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year);
2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review);
3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years);
4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more).

Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

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