Best Managed Press Release 2021 Gold Standard Winner

Nightingale has been named Best Managed for a fourth consecutive year as designated by Deloitte, in partnership with CIBC and Queen’s School of Business. Nightingale won its initial Best Managed award in 2018 and has successfully retained its status, becoming a Gold Standard winner in 2021. Nightingale is honored to have reached this new award level within the Best Managed program.

Now in its 28th year, this national business awards program recognizes and honors excellence within privately owned companies. Each year entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process and must pass several rounds of examination before receiving the Best Managed title. The fourth year of the Best Managed program is even more stringent to ensure that only the most dedicated and qualified companies receive the coveted Gold Standard designation.

This year’s application would not have been an accurate assessment if it did not address Covid and give companies the chance to express how they faced such fluctuating market conditions. It highlighted how Best Managed Companies are those that are capable of seamlessly adapting and pivoting their strategy to thrive in uncertain times. The application showcased Best Managed companies’ ability to set industry leading standards for success no matter the corporate landscape.

“This year’s Best Managed winners demonstrate the organizational grit required to thrive in these increasingly uncertain times,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.  “By putting their people first, and showing the courage to experiment and take risks, they were able to overcome some of today’s most pressing challenges. This year’s winners were able to succeed because they weren’t afraid to fail.”

The application challenged Nightingale to reflect on its corporate strategy, capabilities and resources, innovative processes, company culture, commitment to employees and customers and an examination of company controls and financials.

Exceptional applicants not only created a strategic plan that allowed for normal operation and growth during the pandemic but was innovative enough to position companies on a forward trajectory to easily realize future growth opportunities.

Nightingale is honored to mark four years of being part of Best Managed, including our newly appointed Gold Standard status. Nightingale looks forward to retaining and building upon its status within Best Managed for years to come.

About Best Managed:

Best Managed continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million. 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) Best Managed new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Best Managed 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, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit

Read this article and more in our June 2021 newsletter