There are hundreds of business awards given out each year all over Canada recognizing business excellence in a variety of categories and industries. There are awards for entrepreneurs such as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. There are awards for international business such as HSBC International Business Awards. There are awards specifically for women, companies that employ mostly young people, and companies who specialize in new technologies. But have you heard of Canada’s Passion Capitalists?
Canada’s Passion Capitalists is a national awards program that celebrates organizations that have achieved long-term success by creating Passion Capital; the energy, intensity, and sustainability needed to generate superior results. Passion Capitalists are guided by a strong set of values and beliefs that form the basis of a distinctive culture that fuels their performance. They are courageous; often having to overcome significant obstacles. They build strong brands anchored by their culture, which guide their strategies, the people they hire and promote, and the way they operate.
Canada’s Passion Capital awards program was inspired by the award-winning book “Passion Capital” by Paul Alofs, which outlines seven principles for growing and investing in a revolutionary new asset – Passion Capital. These 7 principles are creed, culture, courage, brand, resources, strategy, and persistence. You can purchase this best-selling book on amazon here.
So do you know a passion capitalist? We do. Charlottetown Metal Products designs and manufactures high-quality, custom stainless steel equipment, used mainly in the food processing industry. In the past five years CMP has tripled in size, largely due to their increased exporting capacity (and helped by their new MultiCam 3000 Series Waterjet and 90,000 psi KMT Intensifier!). In November they were announced as one of the 2013 winners of the Passion Capitalist Award. Congratulations CMP! You can watch their president Steve Kelley talk about “big ideas” here.
Does your company have a stockpile of “passion capital” and you’d like Canada to know it? Visit www.canadaspassioncapitalists.com to nominate your company. Phase one of the nomination process is due by June 27th so don’t delay!
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