AG Hair Named Among Canada's Best Managed Companies
Professional hair product company recognized
for excellence in business performance
AG Hair has been named a 2017 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies program. The program recognizes the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed businesses. Every year, the initiative evaluates and recognizes companies with revenues of more than $15 million that demonstrate strategy, capability and commitment to achieving sustainable growth.
AG Hair's strategic planning has transformed the family-owned hair care line into a reputable beauty brand that manufactures sustainable, high-quality products, but also prioritizes corporate social responsibility. AG Hair has operated in Vancouver, B.C. for over 28 years and today is sold in more than 14,000 salons worldwide. The company recently announced plans to expand into a new state-of-the-art, 70,000 square foot facility that will support AG's new phase of exponential growth.
AG Hair is known for its unwavering commitment to natural ingredients that are gentle on the hair and deliver exceptional results. The new "Natural" category, which will launch in July 2017, features five products made with up to 98 percent naturally derived ingredients. Equally as important as providing quality product is AG's dedication to giving back -which is why a portion of every product bottle sold supports One Girl Can, a registered charity that provides educational opportunities to impoverished girls living in marginalized areas of Africa.
Established in 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies is one of the country's leading business awards programs, recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Applicants are evaluated by an independent panel made up of judges from Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Best Managed Companies share commonalities that include an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance and strong financial results.
"This award is a testament to our people and we are extremely proud to be named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies," said Michele Matthews, AG Hair's Vice President of Organizational Development. "It represents a group effort at every level of our organization and is a reflection of each member of our team collaborating, connecting and contributing to the company's overall success."
"Well-run companies are important to the economic health of our country. These companies serve as role models to help make all Canadian businesses better," said Peter Brown, partner at Deloitte and co-leader of Canada's Best Managed Companies program.
2017 winners of the Canada's Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada's Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 19. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading business issues that are key to the success of today's business leaders.
About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 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. 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, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit Bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
About AG Hair
Known for their meticulous selection of natural ingredients, AG creates a new standard of beauty through handcrafted products that deliver on their promise. Founded in 1989 in Vancouver, Canada by John and Lotte Davis, AG has become a name synonymous with integrity and a brand whose devotees can't help but 'Use. Love. Repeat.' A portion of every bottle sold supports One Girl Can, a registered charity that provides educational opportunities to impoverished girls living in marginalized areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. Aghair.com