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July/August 2019

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Jul 4, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Soccer players Melissa Tancredi and Selenia Iacchelli get down to business
Felicity Stone

What happens when two medical professionals meet on the soccer pitch? For chiropractor Melissa Tancredi and physiotherapist Selenia Iacchelli, the outcome was co-founding a Vancouver clinic. The pair first got together as members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in 2015, but they already knew each other by reputation. “The soccer world’s very small, especially on the national team,” Iacchelli...

Jun 24, 2019
Top 100 2019: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
Peter Mitham

Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 5,442,0002017: 5,020,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 2,264,0002017: 2,070,000 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,995,0002017: 3,295,615 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,394,6022017: 1,361,916 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 1,022,8772017: 879,546 Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 547,560 c2017: 460,594 c Revenue by fiscal year ($000) 2018: 538,9692017: 538,935 Revenue by fiscal...

Jun 19, 2019
Top 100 2019: Wheeling, dealing—and worrying
Peter Mitham

Trade deals and rumours of trade wars; rising interest rates and tighter government regulation—such was the year in business across B.C. as the 100 biggest companies by revenue kept expanding, evolving and broaching new markets in 2018. “Right now, the economy is pretty strong,” says Ken Peacock, chief economist with the Business Council of British Columbia. “But more and more, there’s...

Jun 19, 2019
Top 100 2019: Winners & Losers
Nathan Caddell

Revenue Change: 329.4%Net Income: $237.9 millioinNet Income Change: 147.3% The largest developer of rental housing in Western Canada had a busy 2018. At home, it bought an eight-storey building currently occupied by the Canada Revenue Agency in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats neighbourhood, not far from Concert Properties’ own headquarters. The company also scooped up a massive Toronto development site at Bloor...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: Jim Pattison Group
Richard Littlemore

It’s always risky to judge a book by its cover—or a man by his plaid jacket. But everything you need to know about 90-year-old Jimmy Pattison is evident, instantly, in the grip of his handshake. You know what handshakes are like. Some are too weak, some too strong—some people hold on way too long. And, among men over 80, even the...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: Telus Corp.
Nick Rockel

We know, we know—you want an update from Telus Corp. on the delicate situation with Huawei Technologies Co., its key supplier for next-generation 5G wireless. But first, let’s hear it for Telus, which again claims the No. 1 spot in the Top 100. As of May 31, the Vancouver-based telecommunications giant’s stock had hit an all-time high of $50.79. Since...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: Finning International
Nick Rockel

It sounds old-fashioned, but Finning International got to be the world’s largest dealer of Caterpillar equipment by building relationships. The company kicked off its global expansion in the 1990s, after moving into Alberta to supply the oil and gas industry. In Chile, president and CEO Scott Thomson notes, Vancouver-based Finning saw an opportunity to follows its customers in mining. To drive...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: WorkSafeBC
Felicity Stone

It’s no secret that the leaders of large businesses tend to be men, and those on our list of B.C.’s top 100 companies by revenue are no exception: the number of women CEOs can be counted on one hand. WorkSafeBC, however, has had two: Diana Miles, president and CEO from 2014 to January 2019, and Anne Naser, who assumed the...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-Stars: West Fraser Timber Co.
Nathan Caddell

Despite having spent a good chunk of his career with Vancouver-based West Fraser Timber Co., Ted Seraphim calls himself a “short-termer.” That’s because after six years in the CEO chair, he’ll be retiring this summer. The man Seraphim succeeded—Henry (Hank) Ketcham, the son of Pete Ketcham, who started the company with his two brothers in Quesnel back in 1955—held the...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100: This Prince George forestry-services company is making its mark
Nathan Caddell

BID Group made its Top 100 debut last year, at No. 87. The company has proven that wasn’t a fluke. This time around, BID—a turnkey supplier to the wood-processing industry—moves all the way up to 70th. Its 75-percent revenue jump, to $700 million, is the fourth-highest such gain on our list. What’s the secret to BID’s recent success? Well, though...

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