Billyard Insurance Group is proud to announce it placed No. 63 on the 2020 Report on Business’ ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.
Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies based on a three-year revenue growth. Billyard Insurance Group(BIG) earned its spot with a three-year revenue growth of 817%. Billyard Insurance Group is an Ontario insurance brokerage with a holistic approach to insurance offering home & auto insurance, commercial insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, life insurance as well as financial planning services.
At its inception in 1998, BIG originated as a local insurance brokerage in Welland, ON. With President Stephen Billyard and his team spearheading the way with strategic innovation, BIG has now expanded to 42 locations across Ontario. In the process, they have built a broker force of 425-strong and growing, including 80 support staff at their Head Office in Welland. The effectiveness of their growth strategy over the past few years has come from a strong focus on recruiting top talent and attracting brokers by providing industry leading training and support.
While much of the insurance industry has moved to a call centre approach or brokerage acquisition for growth, the opposite is true for the Billyard Insurance Group. BIG has grown organically with a vision to be a leader in technology, focused on supporting branches in our local communities.
“Our Managing Partners and their insurance broker teams have established themselves as trusted professionals in their communities, driving growth through referrals and a reputation for sound insurance advice and reliable service,” says Billyard Insurance Group Vice President, Cody Douma.
By being an active community partner in each city, BIG brokers have the opportunity to establish genuine relationships within the community, enabling them to serve their clients’ needs effectively. At BIG, clients are not just a policy number; they are valued and trust that their broker will advocate on their behalf.
Across the province, the BIG team seeks to emphasize health and wellness for their 425 employees. “We are a people-focused company, placing our emphasis on taking great care of our brokers, providing them with the technology, tools and support they need to serve their clients,” President Stephen Billyard shares.
Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies earned a spot on this year’s ranking, making BIG’s achievement all the more noteworthy.
“The stories of Canada’s Top Growing Companies are worth telling at any time but are especially relevant in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic,” says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. “As businesses work to rebuild the economy, their resilience and innovation make for essential reading.”
“Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 400 businesses on this year’s Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers.”
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