Lotte Davis and AG Hair help impoverished students in Africa
Hair product manufacturer one of 43 B.C. businesses to make the list
For the second year, Vancouver-based AG Hair is on the list of Canada’s best-managed companies.
In its 25th year, the Best Managed Companies program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums, and recognizes exceptional Canadian businesses with revenue of over $15 million.
AG Hair was founded in 1989 by John and Lotte Davis. A portion of every bottle of hair product sold supports One Girl Can, a registered charity that provides educational opportunities to impoverished girls living in marginalized areas of Africa.
This year, the company launched a line of hair products formulated with up to 98 percent plant-derived ingredients. It also expanded, reaching direct-to-consumer e-commerce agreements with several countries in Central and South America. The company plans to move into a new head office and manufacturing facility in Coquitlam in July 2018.
We are extremely proud to be recognized for the second consecutive year as one of Canada's Best Managed companies," said Graham Fraser, CEO of AG Hair, in a release. "AG's distinct entrepreneurial culture ensures commitment, accountability and motivation at all levels of the organization, and this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication demonstrated by every single employee."
The other B.C. companies that made the list are listed below:
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
Paladin Security Group Ltd.
Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.
Best Service Pros
Boston Pizza International Inc.
Cactus Restaurants Ltd.
Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
E.B. Horsman & Son
E.C.S. Electrical Cable Supply Ltd.
Fresh Direct Produce
Great Little Box Company Ltd.
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Island West Coast Developments Ltd.
ITC Construction Group
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.
LGM Financial Services Inc.
LMS Reinforcing Steel Group
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
Mr. Lube Canada
Nicola Wealth Management
Odlum Brown Ltd.
Omicron Canada Inc.
OpenRoad Auto Group Ltd.
Quails’ Gate Winery
RLG International Inc.
Tap & Barrel Restaurants
The Oppenheimer Group
Traction on Demand
Trotman Auto Group
White Spot Ltd.
Wildstone Construction Group