Press Releases

08/02/2021 – Best Managed Press Release 2021 Gold Standard Winner

Nightingale Achieves Gold Standard with Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Nightingale has been named one of Canada’s Top Best Managed Companies for a fourth consecutive year as designated by Deloitte, in partnership with CIBC and Queen’s School of Business. With this achievement, Nightingale is honored to have reached a new award level within the Best Managed Program, the title of Gold Standard Winner.

Now in its 28th year, this national business awards program recognizes and honors excellence in private Canadian-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 fluctuating market conditions. It highlighted how Best Managed Companies are those that are capable of seamlessly adapting and pivoting their strategy in order to thrive in uncertain times. The application showcased Best Managed companies’ ability to set industry leading standards for success no matter the corporate landscape.

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.

The Best Managed competition is a demanding and extremely rewarding process, it is an esteemed program which Nightingale is extremely proud to be part of. Nightingale is elated to maintain our Best Managed Title and receive their fourth year Gold Standard status.

08/02/2021 – Nightingale Wins Best Contract Seating Manufacturer 2020

Nightingale has been named Best Contract Seating Manufacturer for 2020 by the North America Business Awards presented by New World Report.

Nightingale is joining the likes of Harvard University, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, SAP, and Xerox as winners of the New World Report North America Business Awards.

The North America Business Awards identify market leaders in all industries who deliver quality products and services to a diverse clientele. The awards are judged purely on merit and reward stand out companies who go a step further to ensure their clients’ expectations are exceeded.

Nightingale won the title of Best Contract Seating Manufacturer for 2020 based on criteria relating to client dedication, innovation, longevity, business growth, online presence, customer feedback/satisfaction, and overall business performance.

Winning this award exposes Nightingale to more than 100,000 businesses across Canada, United States, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.

This recognition speaks to Nightingale’s commitment to customer satisfaction, product quality and innovation. Nightingale is proud to be named Best Contract Seating Manufacturer for 2020 by New World Report.

08/02/2021 – Nightingale Wins the Innovation & Excellence Award for 2021

Nightingale is proud to announce it has been named Contract Seating Manufacturer of the Year as selected by the 2021 Innovation & Excellence Awards hosted by Corporate LiveWire. This is Nightingale’s second consecutive year receiving this title.

This award celebrates the achievements of successful companies that are leaders in their industry due to their ability to drive results, exceed customer expectations and continue to innovate and adapt to meet new challenges.

Nightingale stood out amongst hundreds of companies as a result of its unique corporate strategy, employee culture, innovation skills and customer care capabilities. Based on that criteria, Nightingale was shortlisted by Corporate LiveWire’s judging panel and ultimately won the title of Contract Seating Manufacturer of the Year.

This designation will be featured in the 2021 Innovation & Excellence Awards Guide, which will be distributed to a readership exceeding 90,000 professionals and businesses around the globe.  

Nightingale is pleased to be recognized as Contract Seating Manufacturer of the Year for 2021 by the Innovation and Excellence Awards.

08/02/2021 – Nightingale wins Bespoke Office Chair Manufacturer of the Year

Nightingale is excited to announce its success in the 2021 Canadian Business Awards after being named Bespoke Office Chair Manufacturer of the Year by Corporate Vision.  

Notable past winners of this award are the University of Toronto, Bruce Power, Molson Coors and the Ontario Science Centre. Nightingale is pleased to be named alongside these and many other distinguishable Canadian companies.

This win marks Nightingale’s third consecutive year earning this distinction from the Canadian Business Awards. This renewed recognition motivates the company to continue innovating, creating and delivering the highest quality products to its customers. 

The Canadian Business Awards judging panel examines companies based on their industry expertise, dedication to client satisfaction and an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation. Winning this award exposes Nightingale to more local businesses along with Corporate Vision’s 155,000 subscribers.

Nightingale is thrilled to be recognized as the Bespoke Office Manufacturer of the Year by Corporate Vision for the 2021 Canadian Business Awards.

08/02/2021 – Canada’s Greenest Employers 2021 Press Release

Nightingale is pleased to announce it has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2021. This is the second consecutive year Nightingale has been honored with this distinction. This recognition highlights our successful efforts at maintaining and improving our award-winning ‘zero-waste’ initiative.

The winners of Canada’s Greenest Employers are selected by Canada’s Top 100 Employers based on a company’s development of unique, environmental initiatives and their successful commitment to reducing their carbon footprint. Companies are further evaluated on the level of employee involvement and the magnitude to which these green initiatives are linked to its corporate identity.   

Nightingale is powered by wind and solar energy in efforts to maintain our ‘zero-waste’ initiative to be as carbon-neutral as possible. The company’s “landfill sucks” policy is a public display of its promise to produce zero-waste. Nightingale’s manufacturing process ensures that any excess or unusable materials are either repurposed or reused. These green practices extend to production where recycled fabrics and metal are utilized in every chair.

Nightingale works closely with suppliers to incorporate environmental considerations into its supply chain. It has a ten- year parts warranty for easy repair and accepts end-of-use products for proper dismantling and recycling.

Nightingale is proud to be re-selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2021 and will continue to lead the industry towards a sustainable future.

05/27/2021 – Ryan Hay Promoted to VP of Sales – Government

Nightingale is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Hay to the position of Vice-President of Sales – Government, effective immediately, and will be reporting directly to Ed Breen, President. 

Mr. Hay’s career started at Nightingale in 2008 and he has since then held many roles of increasing responsibility throughout the years, most recently as the Director of Sales, Government. This most recent role has prepared him well to succeed in the elevated position of VP of Sales – Government. 

Ryan has a deep knowledge of Nightingale’s products and procedures and has exemplified Nightingale’s mission and values throughout his tenure. “Ryan’s strategic mindset and ability to create strong client relationships, have been critical to his achievements to date. I am eager to see how he embraces the responsibilities of this new role” says Ed Breen, Nightingale President.

Stepping into this new role, Ryan Hay will continue to establish and renew government contracts, thereby achieving corporate strategic goals and ensuring Nightingale’s continued success in the government market.


12/08/2020 – EC6® Selected for Interior Design’s 2020 Best of Year Product Award

Nightingale’s EC6® is a 2020 Interior Design Best of Year Conference Seating Product Award finalist. Nightingale is ecstatic that its EC6® Series has been selected out of thousands of nominees to possibly receive Interior Design’s prestigious and coveted Best of Year Product Award. 

Interior Design's Best of Year is the design industry's premiere design awards program, honoring the most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects and manufacturers from around the globe. The Best of Year Award has become the ultimate measure of excellence, showcasing what’s happening today in every category of design while simultaneously setting the bar even higher for the future. 

About the EC6® Series

Inspired by the 1960s aesthetic and modern office spaces, the EC6® has a sleek, powerful shape that is stunning in any office space. Cushioned and luxurious, the EC6® gives you the support you need to focus on your work. Its straight-forward controls, innovative adjustable lumbar support, and optional dual-tone upholstery keep you in charge.


12/02/2020 – Bless is an Official Spark Award 2020 Product Finalist

Nightingale is thrilled to announce that our Bless® task chair is a 2020 Spark Product Award finalist. The Bless® achieved its Spark Product Finalist distinction by impressing the various experts who are part of the Spark jury panel. 

Spark is a community of designers and creative thinkers who believe in the power of design to prompt positive change in the world. It encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and a focus on designs that are problem-solving and sustainable. Nightingale’s Bless® chair was judged on responses to questions relating to innovation, engineering, aesthetics, and real-world application. 

About Bless 2100

Nightingale's Bless® Chair is an ergonomic task chair that was built to serve the needs of high-performance tasks. Bless® was made for active work environments, where flexibility, mobility and function are necessary. The Bless® chair offers extensive product line features to exceed the needs of the modern workspace.


10/13/2020 – Nightingale is a 2020 MUSE Design Award Winner

Nightingale is ecstatic to reveal that our WXO series chair is a Gold Winner of the 2020 MUSE Design Awards. 

The MUSE Design Awards honour design professionals whose work is thoughtful, groundbreaking and innovative. The MUSE awards showcase products that have timeless and inspired designs. 

In 2019, our NLC chair won the Silver MUSE Design Award. This year’s improved standing with the WXO’s gold win is a testament to Nightingale’s relentless pursuit of forward-thinking product design and innovation. 

The WXO is an ergonomic task chair with a sleek and simple design. The simplicity of the WXO means fewer parts and a lighter environmental footprint. The WXO is a seamless combination of minimalist design and superb ergonomic support. 

Notable design features of the WXO include: 

  • our contoured Ablex™ mesh back which allows air to pass freely and provides dynamic lumbar support 
  • our waterfall seat design which alleviates pressure and tension while promoting good posture
  • our standard Enersorb™ seat foam on the upholstered option adds an extra layer of comfort by conforming to your body, improving circulation and relieving pressure points

The WXO can be manipulated in a variety of ways to ensure the best sitting experience. With adjustable arms, along with our two-position tilt lock and pneumatic height adjustment and innovative Torglider™ mechanism, the WXO provides the user with ultimate ergonomic performance in a simplistic package. The refined WXO allows for less fuss and more focus, making it the perfect working chair.  

Nightingale is very excited to have the WXO be a 2020 MUSE Design Gold winner and looks forward to creating new products that will be recognized for their creativity, quality, innovation and design.

08/11/2020 – MBOT

Nightingale is proud to announce our membership with Mississauga Board of Trade! 

This new membership will allow us to connect and collaborate with other small, medium or large sized companies in Mississauga. Nightingale is now part of a group of influential Mississauga businesses, with the opportunity to expand our local business ventures. Our relationship with MBOT also bolsters brand recognition along with creating new partnerships, learning opportunities, and connections. 

Previously recognized by MBOT in 2019 with the International Trade Award, Nightingale has proven itself as a company with successful international reach and recognition. This year with our MBOT membership now is the time to expand our local market and strive to become a well-rounded company with both prosperous international, and now local, influence. 

Mississauga Board of Trade has a vision to be the pre-eminent voice for Business in Mississauga, with the mission statement to Connect, Champion and Advance Mississauga Business. This membership with MBOT exposes Nightingale to various local networks, events, discounts, partnerships and recognition amongst other prominent Mississauga businesses. We are proud to be a strong supporting member of Mississauga Board of Trade and look forward to the local business prospects that lie ahead.