CALGARY, Alberta (February 26, 2013) — Long View, an IT solutions and services company headquartered in Calgary with offices across North America, has been selected for the second year in a row as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This national award sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, the National Post, and Queen’s School of Business is one of the most prestigious a company in Canada can receive.
“It was an honour to make the list last year, but internally we also viewed it as a challenge. Now that we’ve made it, how do we ensure we’re still considered one of Canada’s Best Managed a decade from now? It’s an ambitious undertaking, but one I know we’re capable of” says Gord Mawhinney, President.
Long View started in Calgary almost a decade and a half ago. Since then their growth has charted the sort of steep curve every company dreams about. Now with more than 1000 employees, the challenge becomes ensuring the culture doesn’t become diluted as more fresh faces fill the hallways, and new offices open their doors.
According to Mawhinney, “We’ve been successful because we’ve created a work environment where people feel secure, challenged, and cared for. It means we’re able to hire the best talent. And although that approach may not sound particularly novel, in reality it’s quite a challenge, one that becomes increasingly complex as we continue to mature as an organization.”
Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. 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.
“Today’s market place is not just about the investment in the product or service; it is also about the investment in the people. Long View has invested in their team to create a strong, sustainable company.” John Hughes, National leader for Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and leader of the Greater Toronto Growth Enterprise practice for Deloitte.
2012 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Best Managed gala in Toronto on April 16, 2013.
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ABOUT LONG VIEW: Long View, a true Canadian success story and one of North America’s foremost providers of IT consulting, outsourcing solutions, and cloud services, began 13 years ago in Western Canada. Recently recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and ranked 7th on the 2011 CDN Top 100, Long View is now beginning its push across Canada into the Toronto market and as always will focus on providing great people with terrific careers and delivering great value to clients.
Long View is one of the most powerful IT solutions and services companies in North America, with offices across the continent. With a clear focus on combining business and technology in key areas such as cloud, data center infrastructure, user support, and IT outsourcing, Long View is able to define and customize what the future of IT looks like. Innovative, flexible, cost-effective, and business focused . . . that’s Long View.
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