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Paladin Security one of Canada’s best managed companies

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Paladin Security was named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, Gold Standard Winner, for excellence in business performance. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating sound strategy, operational capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth. Paladin Security is the only full-service security company to be recognized by the program this year.

Commenting on the award, Paladin CEO Ashley Cooper said: “This award is a testament to the fact that we are living up to our corporate mission – we provide our clients with the finest security services and products available in the marketplace and we make a strong commitment to our people.”

Currently in its 40th year of business, Paladin Security continues to focus on advanced technology and a strong commitment to its people. Paladin acquired the Action BMS group of companies in December 2015, increasing its full-service model and technological capabilities to design complete, customized solutions for clients.

Ted Reid, president of Paladin Security Systems Ltd. and CFO of the Paladin group, commented, “Winning Canada’s Best Managed award involves a thorough review of our strategy, commitment, capability and financial stability by the leading business professionals on the judging panel. To be recognized for this award at the Gold Standard level is a true endorsement of the positive client outcomes our dedicated 8,000+ employee base achieves each day. Personally, I couldn’t be prouder of our organization with this latest milestone.”

“CIBC congratulates Paladin Security on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – a reflection of its strong leadership, sound business planning and focus on growth,” said Jon Hountalas, executive vice-president, business and corporate banking, CIBC. “We’re proud to celebrate this outstanding achievement and applaud the entire team for their contributions to the Canadian marketplace.”


The 2015 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 12. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

Paladin Security was established in 1976 to provide basic security officer services. From humble beginnings with four employees and one contract, Paladin has grown into the largest privately-owned full-service security company in Canada.

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