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Cowan Insurance Group Awarded Platinum Status by Canada's Best Managed Companies




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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cowan Insurance Group, a leading Canadian insurance brokerage and consulting firm, was recognized for the seventh consecutive year by the prestigious Canada's Best Managed Companies program, earning Platinum Club status.

Now in its 26th year, Canada's Best Managed Companies is one of the country's leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices.

'Best Managed Platinum winners have exceptional insights and knowledge into business management practices. They are an inspiration and really take their game to a new level,' Peter Brown, Partner. Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada's Best Managed Companies Program.

Cowan has proven itself as a market leader through its commitment to innovation and excellence and a client-centric approach to doing business in the commercial and personal insurance, group benefits and wealth management space.

'To be recognized in the Platinum category for this award is truly an honour,' said Heather McLachlin, President of Cowan Insurance Group. 'Achieving this milestone is a testament to our employees, the commitment they demonstrate on a daily basis and their ability to consistently deliver an outstanding client experience through their knowledge, collaboration, and innovative thinking.'

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2019 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

Winners will be honoured at the annual Canada's Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 17, 2019.

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

For more information, contact:

Bruce Borgundvaag
Director, Marketing, Communications & Digital Strategy
Cowan Insurance Group
Cambridge, ON
519-650-6363 ext. 31614

About Cowan Insurance Group

As a prominent Canadian-owned and operated independent insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group provides real value in insurance and risk management solutions to businesses, organizations and individuals. With close to 500 employees operating out of 12 locations across Canada, we partner with leading national and international insurance companies to advise on and create retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups. We also offer wealth and asset management as well as financial and succession planning services to individuals, and specialize in property, casualty and credit insurance. For additional information about Cowan Insurance Group, please visit www.cowangroup.ca .

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 Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca .

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Cowan Insurance Group Awarded Platinum Status by Canada's Best Managed Companies

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