Looking back, Fairware’s been a part of a number of lists that highlighted our growth over the past two years. For the second year in a row, the co-founders of Fairware – a growing BC company based in Vancouver – are being recognized as two of Canada’s most successful, creative and business-savvy women entrepreneurs.
On October 15, Fairware’s co-founders Denise Taschereau and Sarah White were named 99th on PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 Ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. The 15th annual W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs is produced by PROFIT Magazine and Chatelaine.
The ranking profiles the country’s most successful women business owners, and is based on a composite score based on the size, growth and rate of profitability of business. Fairware’s ranking will be published in the November issue of PROFIT and the December issue of Chatelaine Magazines and online at www.PROFITguide.com and chatelaine.com.
“This year’s W100 are a dream group of ambitious, forward-thinking entrepreneurs who defy outdated notions of female entrepreneurship,” said Ian Portsmouth, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT. “They are running sophisticated and sizeable businesses in challenging industries, and finding new ways to operate and innovate for growth and sustainability.” Fairware is extremely proud to be a part of this group of female entrepreneurs.
The other lists we’ve been on:
- Promotional products industry hot list 2013, by ASI Counselor Magazine
- Ranking No. 210 on the 25th annual PROFIT 500
- One of the top 10 fastest-growing ad specialty companies in Canada, by ASI Counselor Magazine
- No.64 on the list of fastest-growing companies in BC, by Business in Vancouver
- Last year’s PROFIT W100 list
2013 has certainly been a year of lists for Fairware, and we are grateful for everyone’s continued support throughout.
Fairware sources custom promotional items that say something about who the client is and what they believe in, successfully marrying sustainability and style. Fairware’s clients include Vancity, Nature’s Path Foods, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Patagonia, Stonyfield Farms, Aspen Skiing Company, Canadian Federation of Students and the David Suzuki Foundation.
Taschereau and White said that building their business, founded in 2005, wasn’t easy, as they navigated their way through the worst global recession in over 20 years, managed rapid growth and the challenge of recruiting and retaining staff. Fairware has emerged as one of the fastest growing distributors in the promotional products industry, with growth of 119 per cent in the last three years and revenues of over $2 million in 2012.
About PROFIT Magazine
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 31 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers 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. PROFIT is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications. Visit PROFIT online.
About Chatelaine and chatelaine.com
The country’s leading women’s media brand, Chatelaine makes “Everyday Extraordinary” for Canadian women and has been doing so for more than 85 years. Today, Chatelaine is a six-platform brand: available on television, radio, tablet and smartphone, plus in print and online. Chatelaine has a lively presence on social media sites, and Chatelaine.com is Canada’s most engaged digital community for women 18+. With a team of “extraordinary” experts, Chatelaine brings together the very best of food (from the Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE Cafe), style, decor, health and real life for women who want to look good, do good, feel great and make everyday a little bit special. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications.