Bradford Greenhouses Limited is a 2024 Winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club Designation

Toronto, ON—May 15, 2024 Bradford Greenhouses Limited achieved Platinum Club status with the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program by retaining its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years. The company was recognized for its industry-leading performance, its global business practices, and its sustained growth by receiving the prestigious 2024 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award. Celebrating over 30 years, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards 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 and commitment, capabilities, and innovation, governance, and financial performance.

“We are extremely proud to receive the Platinum Club designation for 2024 after 7 consecutive years as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.” said Len Ferragine of Bradford Greenhouses. “This is a very prestigious award and a seventh consecutive win validates all the dedication that has nurtured our family business over the past 62 years. We are extremely thankful for all the hard work and support we receive from our families, from our employees, and from their families. We truly appreciate the loyalty from all the employees, customers, and consumers we serve. We are excited to continue our journey of growth as we continue to work towards exciting new consumer offerings in the future!"

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing innovative and world‑class businesses. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent evaluation process. Applicants are evaluated by an independent panel of judges with representation from program sponsors and special guests.

Bradford Greenhouses began in 1961 and continues to be a proud family business built on generations of hard work, trust, respect, quality, and service. We continue to honour our family legacy while evolving into a well-structured, world-class organization that adapts to the ever- changing needs of our consumers, customers, and employees. With over 350 employees, Bradford Greenhouses Ltd has grown into one of the largest greenhouse growers and retailers in central Ontario and is one of the largest wholesalers of plants in Ontario, servicing small independent and large commercial growers and retailers across the province. We strive to provide the best plant quality, value, and selection so we can be the Consumer’s choice destination to share our growing knowledge and expertise.

The 2024 cohort of Best Managed companies share common themes such as having a people-centric culture, targeting effective ESG strategies, and accelerating operational digitization.

“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 new barriers and demonstrate resiliency at the highest levels,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private, Global Best Managed Leader 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 the success of private business.”



About Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program – Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for private Canadian-owned and managed 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 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 Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, and TMX Group. For more information, visit


About Bradford Greenhouses – Bradford Greenhouses is a true Canadian success story; family-owned and operated for over 60 years. In 1961, Francis Ferragine purchased property in Bradford and began growing acompany. Bradford Greenhouses opened its wholesale and retail operation north of Bradford in 1975, and opened the flagship retail store in Barrie in 1993.

Today, Bradford Greenhouses employs some of the most knowledgeable and professional individuals in our industry. With over 350 employees, Bradford Greenhouses has grown into one of the largest greenhouse growers and retailers in Canada. With over 40 acres of growing space, it is also one of the country’s largest wholesalers of plants servicing small independent and large commercial growers and retailers across the province.

Bradford Greenhouses has two of Canada’s largest retail destinations for a spectacular array of the highest quality annual baskets, planters, and bedding plants. We also offer gardening supplies and accessories, women’s fashion, seasonal décor, and the expertise to work with customers to create innovative solutions for any home or garden.

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May 28, 2024 — Bradford Greenhouses