Looking Back On a Whirlwind Year

With the start of August and another fiscal year now behind us, we at Iridia will be taking some time out to reflect on both what we’ve achieved and learned during the previous 12 months.

While we will be reflecting on the activities and achievements for each department, there are 2 company accolades that were awarded during the year of which we’re both proud and humbled – they are the acknowledgements we’ve received by both PROFIT Magazine and Business in Vancouver for the growth we’ve achieved over the past few years.

Business in vancouver Fastest Growing

Early in our fiscal year, we learned that we had made it onto Business in Vancouver’s list of Top 100 Fastest Growing companies for 2012, the second year running that we found ourselves on this list.  We were thrilled to not only have made it onto this list but to have also moved up the rankings.  We’re definitely moving the business in the right direction and achieving some of the targets we set for ourselves!

Then, in June of this year, we learned that PROFIT Magazine ranked Iridia No. 245 on the 25th annual PROFIT 500!  This is the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies and is determined by assessing businesses on their revenue growth over 5 years.  We share our place on this list with some of Canada’s most successful, entrepreneurial and innovative companies.  We value this honour and the recognition that has resulted from it but, more importantly, we value the opportunities we will have to connect with others who are on a similar journey and benefit from their collective experiences.

Fastest Growing Companies

We want to thank the Iridia team who has tirelessly supported each one of the initiatives we’ve undertaken over the years across each of our 4 service lines.  While it may sound like an over-used expression, our achievements would not have been possible without their dedicated efforts. As a result of these efforts, we can count the following accomplishments as some of our most notable in each of our service areas:

  • PARAMEDICS: Becoming one of B.C.’s largest private employers of paramedics and owner of B.C.’s first privately-owned Mobile Medical Unit, currently stationed in Northern B.C. 
  • AEDS: Installing over 1,700 AED programs across a broad spectrum of industries and becoming a key supplier for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon’s Public Access to Defibrillation Program
  • EDUCATION: Providing certification and training of 30,000+ healthcare professionals (ACLS, PALS, CIW, etc.) and lay rescuers (BLS, AED) since 1998
  • CONSULTING: Gaining recognition as a provincial leader in physician engagement consulting services as well as providing advocacy & support for a majority of B.C.’s fire rescue departments

So, what’s in store for Iridia for the next fiscal year?  As with previous years, we have set some lofty goals for where we want to take the business and what we want to achieve.  The team is already making significant in-roads into accomplishing these goals and we are excited about the year ahead!  Stay tuned and enjoy the ride with us!