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2015-09

Akendi Press Release

AKENDI RANKED IN PROFIT 500 LIST OF CANADA’S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES

TORONTO, ON (Sept. 17, 2015) – Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Akendi number 321 on the 27th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by revenue growth over the past five years.

 

Akendi, a product innovation, user experience design and usability research firm, made the 2015 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 165%.

 

“We’re exceptionally pleased to be recognized by PROFIT,” says Akendi President Tedde van Gelderen. “This achievement is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of our employees, who are the driving force behind our continued growth and success.”

 

The achievement follows recent business and design recognition for Akendi. Last year, Akendi placed in the Branham300 list as one of the Top Tech Companies for 2014. The Regional Municipality of York, an Akendi client, was also recognized in 2014 with awards from both the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Web Marketing Association for the user-centered design Akendi developed for the york.ca website.

 

“The PROFIT 500 represent the highest tier of entrepreneurialism in Canada,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “They should be lauded for the positive economic contributions they’ve made to their communities—and the entire country. They are examples of what can be accomplished with innovation, discipline and determination."

 

Akendi is a product innovation, user experience design and usability research firm. Uncovering insight on user behaviour, Akendi combines this knowledge with inspired, creative design. The results are intentional product and service experiences that enable organisations to increase market uptake, engage users, and improve their experiences. Visit www.akendi.com for more information.

 

PROFIT is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 33 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 at PROFITguide.com.

 

Canadian Business, founded in 1928, is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a total print readership of more than 600,000, 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, 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.

 

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Managing Partner, Akendi
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