The HIDI Group (HIDI), of which HIDI Security is a division, has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance. Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.
“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. With a long-term focus on integrated, holistic solutions, we continue to grow by expanding our service offering in response to evolving market demand and client needs,” says President Jamie Hidi. “This is highlighted by the recent addition of our architectural lighting studio and our risk and integrated security practice.”
Founded in 1975 as a mechanical engineering consultancy in Toronto, HIDI has become a leading multinational, multidisciplinary firm that supports 150 employees through seven integrated disciplines and an international roster of work. With branch offices in Calgary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, “Our growing global footprint yields lessons learned that carry over into all of our projects,” states John Ferguson, Managing Principal.
“Today’s marketplace is not just about financial performance; it is also about the investment in the people. HIDI invests in its team to build up a strong and stable company. Best Managed companies are home grown companies making smart investments to achieve above average returns,” says Mike Runia, National Co-Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program and Ontario Managing Partner, Deloitte.
With a strong ‘One Firm’ approach, The HIDI Group’s mission is to be the engineering firm of choice, through personal attention to client success and the ongoing development of its people. Training programs, community engagement opportunities, innovative projects – including the first LEED platinum targeted commercial tower in downtown Toronto – and its new office space designed for collaboration, make this vision a reality.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs that recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.