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Atlantic Canada’s Young & Restless:
St. John’s-based Atlantis Aviation tops the Fastest Growing Companies list

Halifax, NS.Progress Magazine releases its 2009 list of Atlantic Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies on April 8 at Fox Creek Golf Club. Now in its 11th year, this highly anticipated ranking of the companies in the region defines companies that are setting the pace not just for Atlantic Canada economy but also for Canada. These organizations have seen significant increases in revenues over the past three years.

“The Fastest Growing Company ranking identifies the region’s high growth mavericks,” says Pamela Scott Crace, editor of Progress Magazine. “The further benefit of the survey is that it reveals the issues that are on the minds of business growers. Not surprisingly, the number one issue facing companies on the list this year is the broad spectrum of human resource challenges, as organizations strive to find ways to manage the challenges of growth in a tight labour market and in tougher economic conditions.”

Norm Richard, partner, of the top ranking Atlantis Aviation says, “To be recognized as #1, is unexpected. We are excited about this achievement and will draw on it as we move our organization forward. Being part of this group is a real honour for us.”

This is the second year that a Newfoundland and Labrador company has topped the list. Richard notes, “Our partnership group is focused on developing several key trade and transportation initiatives in Atlantic Canada being involved with Fastest Growing can provide potential collaborations.” He says, “working with many of the region's entrepreneurs in a variety of industry sectors we see and experience how challenging the entrepreneurial environment is on a daily basis. Awareness of successful, growing companies within the region helps us stay motivated.”

Rounding out the list are four other companies from Newfoundland and Labrador, seven from New Brunswick, and 23 from Nova Scotia.

Vimsoft from Dieppe, NB ranked in the top 10.

Michael Anaka, regional managing partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, says “PricewaterhouseCoopers has chosen to sponsor the “Fastest Growing Companies” awards because we believe that these outstanding entrepreneurs represent the future of Atlantic Canada. These top performers do business around the world, while contributing to the well being of our Atlantic economy. We are honored to stand amongst this group of winners.”

Progress magazine is the flagship publication of Progress Media Group. Other titles include Progres, Progress Preferred Book of Lists, Progress R+D and Nova Scotia Open to the World.

Established in 2004, Atlantis Aviation is a multi-faceted aviation firm, based in Atlantic Canada with offices in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Shediac, New Brunswick. The company provides a full suite of airline services, strategic aviation direction and solutions to passenger, cargo, and charter airlines, airports, aviation communities and various industry sectors.

Presented by Progress and PriceWaterhouseCoopers & Rogers the Fastest Growing Companies Reception takes place on April 8th at the Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe, New Brunswick. The reception recognizes of the achievement and the valuable contributions the Fastest Growing Companies make to creating sustainable economic prosperity in the Atlantic region.

The event is made possible with the support of BMO – Bank of Montreal, Department of Economic Development of the City of Dieppe, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, and Advanced Systems Audio Visual as well as Ambassatours Gray Line.