September 25, 2014
RefineCo, an Alberta-based technology services and solutions firm, has been listed as a finalist in the Breakout Business category of the Calgary Chamber’s Small Business Week Awards. Being a finalist in itself is a feat as Calgary had the highest number of small businesses per capita of major cities in Canada in 2013. “The small business sector is in many ways a large part of what makes this city’s energy and feel work,” said Adam Legge, president and chief executive of the Calgary Chamber.
“We’re privileged to work within Alberta’s business-friendly borders, and especially right here within Calgary”, says Eric Veenendaal, RefineCo’s CEO. “Being recognized by the Chamber is credit to our talented staff and customers, and the success we’ve had working together.”
The Breakout Business Award is presented to a new Calgary small business with a proven track record of rapid business growth and profitability. The company must show strong growth and financial performance by having a strong understanding of their competitors, customers and the markets in which they operate in. The company must also have a strong foundation in place for continued commercial success.
In only two years’ time, RefineCo has grown from a two-man shop to an impressive 19 employees. At RefineCo, they are extremely proud to say that their clients are clients for life. As a full service solution provider, they have watched their clients grow and have grown with them every step of the way.
While half of new businesses tend to fail after their first year, RefineCo has thrived. In addition to the impressive first year revenues, RefineCo managed to grow 60% in both revenues and staff the second year. To accommodate for their tremendous growth, they moved from an office of 1,400 square feet to 2,500 square feet and just recently, they doubled again and are now in a 5,000 square foot office in Calgary’s Beltline.
Having been awarded a silver medal in the Best Enterprise Solution category of the 2014 CDN Channel Elite Awards this past month, and listed in the 2014 Branham300’s Next 50 Canadian Information and Communication Technology Companies earlier this year, RefineCo is proving that they are certainly a Canadian IT solutions leader in the making.
Voting takes place online until October 15, 2014. To cast your vote for RefineCo, visit Small Business Week Calgary. Small Business Week 2014 runs from October 19-25, with the winners of specific business categories being announced at a special event presentation and Tradeshow Expo on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
RefineCo is a full-service technology consultancy and solutions company with a special focus on Enterprise Content Management (ECM). They also have a lot of domain knowledge across a variety of industry sectors; especially the energy industry. RefineCo have been working with clients in oil and gas for many years. They understand challenges such as managing a well file, sharing documents between distributed teams and EPC’s, and setting up document management and retention strategies. For more information, please visit www.refineco.com.