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Parent company of local boatbuilder receives prestigious designation

Canada’s Best Managed Companies recognizes innovative and world-class businesses
The parent company of Campbell River’s EagleCraft Boats, Bryton Marine Group, has been inducted into the Platinum Club of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Photo contributed

The parent company of Campbell River’s EagleCraft Boats, Bryton Marine Group, has been inducted into the prestigious Platinum Club of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

The Platinum Club membership is an exclusive honor reserved for Canada’s top-tier organizations that have maintained Best Managed status for seven consecutive years or more. Bryton Marine Group says this recognition reaffirms their “unwavering commitment to unparalleled performance, visionary leadership, and sustainable growth.”

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world-class businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent evaluation process.

As a family-owned enterprise, Bryton Marine Group says it is deeply rooted in its purpose: to enrich local and maritime communities for future generations. This commitment to community, coupled with their objective to build the most desired premium aluminum boats worldwide, underscores Bryton’s mission to provide multi-generational positive impact.

“It’s truly an honor to stand shoulder to shoulder among the esteemed members of the Platinum Club,” said Byron Bolton, CEO of Bryton Marine Group. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of every member of our team. As we set our sights on the future, we’re committed to constant innovation, adapting to our customers’ needs, and pioneering new products into new markets.”

Looking ahead, Bryton Marine Group remains dedicated to its vision of shaping the future of the marine industry, setting new benchmarks of excellence, and leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.

“We are deeply honoured to be recognized with Canada’s Best Managed Platinum designation,” exclaimed Sarah Gregory, Bryton’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “This accolade is a testament to our team’s unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and a workplace culture that embraces diverse perspectives. It’s not just about the recognition; it’s about continuing to lead with purpose and setting new standards for what it means to be a truly great place to work.”

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Canada’s Best Managed Companies is considered to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a 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).

Family-owned Bryton is the largest privately owned builder of welded aluminum boats for commercial and recreational markets in North America. Bryton Marine Group includes; All American Marine, BRIX Marine, EagleCraft, Renaissance Marine Group and KingFisher Boats.

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