Second Year in a Row. Trotman Auto Group is Named One of Canada's Best Managed Companies


Surrey, BC – March 12th, 2019 – Trotman Auto Group (TAG), has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for their 2nd year in a row. The 2019 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best in class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Designation, Best Managed Companies

Now in its 26th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards program recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Trotman Auto Group’s focus on culture and people development continues to drive its growth. “Our team is committed to continuous improvement and that discipline fuels our innovation throughout the company,” said TAG CEO, Mike Trotman.

“Businesses today need to be thinking long-term to succeed, and this year’s Best Managed winners are truly going the distance in investing in the future,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “These companies can celebrate their accomplishments today, and should be excited for tomorrow.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2019 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

“We are thrilled to be recognized among an elite group of industry leaders,” said Mike Trotman. “Our team takes great pride in delivering a world class experience and this award reflects this commitment.”

“CIBC proudly congratulates the 2019 winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, who exemplify business excellence and success,” says Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “This year’s winners reinforce the significant impact that privately owned Canadian companies are making by pursuing innovation and maintaining a sharp focus on their clients.”

2019 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 17, 2019. 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. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.

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 Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit

About Trotman Auto Group

Trotman Auto Group (TAG), led by Mike, Mitch and Brad Trotman, owns and operates 11 full service automotive dealerships across the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kootenays and Vancouver Island. TAG has grown from a single point, mid-sized Chrysler dealership to a multi-brand, nationally recognized industry leader and one of the most innovative dealer groups in Canada, employing over 550 team members. Our vision of living our values “OUT LOUD” every day, every interaction and with every person creates a vibrant culture, an engaged team and an exceptional employment and guest experience. TAG is the recipient of the 2016 CADA Laureate Award and proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. To learn more about the Trotman Auto Group story, click here.

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Andrea Greenidge – Executive Assistant
Trotman Auto Group