Six Québec companies were honored on May 27 on the parquet floor of CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) during the ceremony of the 13th annual Business Transfer Awards. In the presence of Honorary President Serge Harnois, President and CEO of the family business Harnois Énergies, and more than 200 guests, they were honored in the category family transfer – which is quite feminine this year – or entrepreneurial transfer. This contest, organized by PwC Canada, HEC Montréal and their partners, celebrates the success of private companies in Québec that have successfully completed their succession process, while ensuring their sustainability and growth.

The winners of this 13th edition are:

Family Transfer

Gold: Attraction

Founded in 1980 by Jean-Marc Gagnon and located in Lac-Drolet, the family-owned company Attraction is an integrated clothing manufacturer in the tourist and promotional markets. Recognized as a Canadian leader in casual apparel manufacturing and decorating, it is now co-chaired by a second-generation member, Julia Gagnon, Executive VP of Operations.

Silver: Groupe Cambli

Headquartered in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Cambli Group is the first armored truck manufacturer in North America and was founded in 1993 by Claude Tougas. Since 2010, the family business has been run by his daughter Véronique and has 250 employees.

Bronze: Laroche – Plomberie & Mécanique du bâtiment

Laroche – Plomberie & Mécanique du bâtiment is a family business from Québec City specializing in plumbing and mechanical systems. Since its founding in 1966, four generations of leaders have followed one another. Working all over Québec, it is now managed by the children of its last president Yves Hamel, namely Jennifer (president), Vincent (vice-president) and Judy-Ann (administrative director).

Entrepreneurial Transfer

Gold: Informatique ProContact
Silver: Moteurs Électriques Laval
Bronze: Ste-Marie Sport