Golf/Activity Day 2019 at Hockley Valley Resort was a fantastic team-building day for HH Angus staff. The weather gods were smiling on us as we enjoyed golf, hiking the Bruce Trail, winery tour, art jam class, a great meal and lots of amazing prizes. An almost 60-year tradition, the event is a staff fave, and was even more special this year as HH Angus continues the year-long celebration of our 100th Anniversary!
We’re delighted to announce that Paul Keenan has been named President of HH Angus, following a thorough succession planning initiative.
Paul has been with HH Angus for 25 years, proving himself to be a technically strong engineer and excellent mentor. In 2002, he became a Principal, responsible for hospital, laboratory, university and industrial design. By 2004, he transferred to our UK office to lead engineering operations in London, and played a key role in our work on multiple buildings at the Canary Wharf development. Paul returned to Toronto in 2007, where he was later promoted to Division Director – Commercial. For the past six years, he served as Director of our Health Division, demonstrating exceptional leadership in our largest service portfolio. Paul’s intimate knowledge of the firm, his focus on client-centric service, and his passion for our core company values position him as the ideal person to take on this key leadership role.
Outgoing President, Harry Angus, continues in his dual role of CEO and Board Chair.
In addition to welcoming our new President, HH Angus is celebrating several other important milestones – our 100th anniversary this year is an achievement that few companies can boast of, and is a significant point in our company’s history. We received Canada’s highest engineering honour, the Schreyer Award, this past November and in March, we were named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2019. It’s great to be recognized for what we’ve done, but we’re not resting on our laurels. To keep improving, we’ll continue to develop our talented employees, as well as invest in advanced technologies, a firm-wide innovation platform, and workplace collaboration tools so we can consistently deliver tailored services to support our clients’ business goals.
HH Angus’ intrepid team of climbers recently scaled Toronto’s famed CN Tower (on the inside!). Their wobbly legs were in aid of a great cause – raising money for the World Wildlife Fund, Proud of you guys!
HH Angus has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2019 – an honour we credit to our clients and staff who inspire us to continually strive for leadership excellence, client service and innovation. The prestigious program – now in its 26th year – recognizes the overall business performance and growth of best-in-class, Canadian-owned companies with revenue of 5 million or more.
“We’re thrilled to be a 2019 winner of the Best Managed Companies program,” said Harry Angus, President, HH Angus. “We’ve been in business for 100 years and fortunate to work with clients who have trusted us with their important projects – some for over 70 years. Our clients and our dedicated staff continually inspire us to improve client service and innovate.”
We understand that our people are essential to our success. We’re investing in their skills and career development, as well as investing in advanced technology, an innovation platform, and workplace collaboration tools allowing them to deliver tailored solutions to our clients’ engineering, design and business challenges.
This year, a panel of judges evaluated over 700 companies in four key areas: strategy, capability, commitment, and financials. As this was HH Angus’ first time applying for the program, we are especially honoured to have been selected.
HH Angus is no stranger to firsts, however. “By remaining independent with a long-standing, focused and nimble team, we’ve been able to consistently recognize trends in the market place and think proactively on our clients’ behalf,” says Tom Halpenny, Vice President, HH Angus. “We’ve worked with clients who entrusted us to deliver some of Canada’s industry-leading advances and they continue to give our team the opportunity to do great work.”
Those advances include landmark buildings, such as the first skyscraper in Canada (the Toronto Dominion Tower), the world’s first stadium with a motorized retractable roof (SkyDome/Rogers Centre), the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), BMO Field Expansion and Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) – the largest P3 healthcare project in North America. We also recently received the 2018 Schreyer Award – Canada’s top consulting engineering award recognizing innovation and technical excellence.
“This year’s Best Managed winners are a testament to the success found when businesses invest in talent, innovate intentionally, and think long-term,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “These companies should be proud of this achievement, and their responsibility in acting as role models for other Canadian businesses.”
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 5 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 Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
HH Angus Contact information:
Sameer Dhargalkar | Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, HH Angus and Associates Ltd
+1 (416) 443 8200