Trotman Auto Group named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies


Surrey, BC – March 8, 2018 – Trotman Auto Group (TAG), owner and operator of nine full-service automotive dealerships in Canada, is pleased to announce that it was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best in class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards program recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Trotman Auto Group continues to demonstrate industry leadership in growth, profitability and employee retention. “TAG’s commitment to deliver a world class experience for our clients and our people sets us apart from our competition. Innovation across all categories throughout the organization has underpinned much of our success,” said Trotman Auto Group’s CEO, Mike Trotman.

“It’s much more than just financial performance,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.”

This was the first year for TAG to accept their nomination and provide a submission to the program. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

“It is a tremendous honour to be recognized with this prestigious designation,” said Mike Trotman. “Our team has worked hard to raise the bar for excellence in our industry and this award is a reflection of our incredible people, teamwork and commitment to continuous improvement.”

“CIBC” is pleased to congratulate Trotman Auto Group on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, recognizing its excellence in leadership, business performance and innovation,” said Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “As a sponsor of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for over 20 years, CIBC is proud to celebrate private companies like Trotman Auto Group as leaders in their industry.”

2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honored at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11th, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and Mackay CEO Forums.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent 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). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit

About Trotman Auto Group

Trotman Auto Group (TAG), led by Mike, Mitch and Brad Trotman, owns and operates nine full service automotive dealerships across the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kootenays and Vancouver Island. TAG has grown from a single point, mid-sized Chrysler dealership to a multi-brand, nationally recognized industry leader and one of the most innovative dealer groups in Canada, employing over 500 team members. Our vision of living our values “OUT LOUD” every day, every interaction and with every person creates a vibrant culture, an engaged team and an exceptional employment and guest experience. TAG is the recipient of the 2016 CADA Laureate Award and proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. To learn more about the Trotman Auto Group story, please visit

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