Winnipeg, MB (May 14, 2024) – BrettYoung™ is a 2024 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years or more.

BrettYoung is recognized with Platinum Club status for its unique position as Canada’s Largest Independent Seed Company, having demonstrated sustained, industry-leading performance. A diversified business model, a customer-centric philosophy, and longstanding participation in global markets have all contributed to its growth.

Celebrating over 30 years, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business programs recognizing excellence in private, Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $50 million or greater. To attain the designation, companies are evaluated on their leadership in the areas of strategy, culture, commitment, capabilities, and innovation, governance, and financial performance. 

The award is especially gratifying as it recognizes overall business performance and the efforts of the entire organization. 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.

“This acknowledgement is a testament to BrettYoung’s team of hard-working people dedicated to delivering world-class products and service,” says Erik Dyck, CEO of BrettYoung. “We are steadfast in our commitment to bring novel choice to agricultural and professional turf markets across Canada and around the globe.”

“To become a Best Managed Platinum Club winner is nothing short of remarkable. Their continued adaptability in an era of uncertainty sets the standard for how to overcome barriers and demonstrate resiliency at the highest levels,” says Derrick Dempster, partner, Deloitte Private and co-leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “These companies truly impact how Canada is viewed on the world stage when it comes to success in private business.”

BrettYoung is trademark of Brett-Young Seeds Limited.

For more information about BrettYoung, see the Second Quarter issue of Seed Today.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian companies. 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 reapplied 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 Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit

About BrettYoung

BrettYoung is a privately held, family-owned agribusiness with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our 90-year history in agriculture, we employ approximately 250 people in several processing and distribution facilities across Canada and in various sales territories throughout North America serving customers in three distinct markets: (1) forage and turf products that serve domestic and international markets; (2) crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, including BrettYoung™ brand canola, forage, corn, and soybean seed and biologicals; and (3) professional turf and reclamation products and services across Canada.