Govan Brown Named The Canadian Business Journal's 2010 Company of the Year

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO(Marketwire – May 3, 2011) The Canadian Business Journal is pleased to announce that Govan Brown, a leader in the construction management industry, has been recognized as the 2010 CBJ Company of the Year. The CBJ Company of the Year Award acknowledges the best in class in Canadian business practices in the areas of CSR and sustainability, corporate culture, innovation and research and development, and operational growth.

The 2010 CBJ Company of the Year Award identifies Govan Brown’s achievements in each Award criteria based on a third-party panellist review. As the 2010 Award recipient, Govan Brown not only receives recognition for the company’s business excellence through coverage in The Canadian Business Journal, but also takes away a $100,000 advertising package within the magazine.

"We are so pleased to be receiving this recognition for the work that we do," said Ralph Govan, partner at Govan Brown. "It’s nice to have the opportunity to showcase the efforts of our team, whom we feel are the best in this industry," added partner John Brown. Jon Taylor, the company’s third partner remarked "I am so proud of all our employees across Canada—an extraordinary group of construction professionals."

"While the competition was fierce, our panellists agreed that Govan Brown best represents, in the Canadian business landscape, the power of Canadian companies to excel in critical areas," said Sara Kopamees, Editor in Chief and panellist. "We congratulate them on their significant achievements this past year."

About Govan Brown

Govan Brown is an established leader in the construction management industry. In Canada, the company has helped create an industry that is now recognized for its efficiency in the management of complex construction projects. In addition, Govan Brown has been part of the "Green Building" movement since 2005.

Govan Brown headquarters are in Toronto with offices in Calgary, Vancouver, and Ottawa. The company was founded in 1994 by Ralph Govan and John Brown. In 2003, Jon Taylor joined as the third partner.

The company has approximately 120 field and office staff and completes about $188 million a year of corporate office interiors and base building projects.

About The Canadian Business Journal

As the cornerstone publication website of George Media Inc., The Canadian Business Journal (CBJ) is read by Canadian executives nation-wide.

CBJ offers readers a glimpse into major Canadian industries including construction, energy, food and drink, healthcare, manufacturing, and more, through comprehensive profiles of successful Canadian enterprises. The magazine also features articles and columns from Canadian writers focused on all aspects of the Canadian business landscape, from environmental to legal to safety issues.

George Media Inc. is proud to promote Canadian business nationally and to the world.