VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Nurse Next Door No. 282 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Nurse Next Door was also ranked No. 13 in the Consumer Services category, and ranked No. 28 in the Vancouver region. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.
"Companies become a part of the PROFIT 500 through innovative thinking, smart strategy and sheer grit," says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. "These firms demonstrate what Canadian entrepreneurs can achieve, both at home and across the globe."
Nurse Next Door was founded in 2001 in Vancouver, B.C., by Co-Founders John DeHart and Ken Sim. In 2013, DeHart and Sim recognized a turning point in their business; they needed to grow faster and better, or would get left behind. In 2014, DeHart and Sim transitioned leadership over to Cathy Thorpe, Nurse Next Door's President and CEO. Since joining, Thorpe has doubled the business, grown operational locations by 30 per cent across North America and has profiled Nurse Next Door as one of Canada's most successful growth companies.
"We are thrilled to have made the 2016 PROFIT 500 and to be recognized for our accelerated revenue growth," says Thorpe. "This achievement reflects the success of our disruptive leadership and our commitment to driving strong results, to developing people across our system and to enriching our customers' experience."
Thorpe will speak at the PROFIT 500 CEO Summit on October 7, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. This invitation-only event will welcome over 300 entrepreneurs and executives to learn from their peers and prominent business leaders. Thorpe will add a bold element to this year's event by speaking to her succession at Nurse Next Door and why it worked, how she drives results and the future of Nurse Next Door's leadership.
To meet the Nurse Next Door Leadership Team, click here.
About Nurse Next Door
Nurse Next Door is one of North America's fastest-growing home care providers with more than 130 locations across North America. Beyond providing the highest quality of care for seniors, the company improves the quality of life for their clients and delivers a unique #HappierAging experience to get clients back to doing the things they love to do. Founded in 2001 in Vancouver, B.C., Nurse Next Door's continuous innovation in the home care space is turning it into a globally admired brand. As an employer, it has been ranked among Aon Hewitt's Best 50 Small and Medium Employers, BC Business' Best Companies to Work For and Achiever's 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. The company has also garnered numerous business awards including placing on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list, being named the fifth best mid-sized franchise system in North America by Franchise Business Review and heralded as Canada's Smartest Company by Profit Magazine. To learn more about Nurse Next Door, visit www.nursenextdoor.com.
About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 34 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at PROFITguide.com.
About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a total brand readership of more than 1.1 million, it is the country's premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada's business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, and business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business -- what leadership looks like.