Last fall, we opened applications for the first-ever Middle Market Growth Awards to recognize exceptional middle-market companies and young professionals based on their achievements over the last year. Today, we’re pleased to announce the results.
Finalists and winners were chosen by a panel of expert judges selected by the MMG team and based on the editorial criteria set for each award in the areas of growth, innovation, job creation and retention, and workplace culture. Judges also selected emerging leaders who’ve contributed remarkably to their own organizations and to the middle-market community more broadly.
The MMG editorial team and our judges want to congratulate this year’s winners and finalists on their achievements, particularly in a very difficult year.
MMG Growth Engine Award
This award recognizes remarkable growth achieved over the past year. Judges selected one winner and three finalists based on the growth initiatives they outlined on their applications, including M&A activities, organic growth, new locations, and the addition of new products and services.
MMG Innovation Award
Sponsored by Cambridge Global Payments
This award, sponsored by Cambridge Global Payments, recognizes innovation in the middle market. Judges selected one winner and three finalists, all of whom introduced a new offering, or grew an existing one, that represents a notable innovation within the company’s industry.
MMG Workplace Award
Sponsored by Insperity
This award, sponsored by Insperity, recognizes exceptional employers in the middle market. Judges selected one winner and three finalists that demonstrated a vibrant corporate culture, strong employee retention and engagement, or innovative benefits.
MMG Job Creator Award
This award recognizes significant job creation or retention over the past year. Judges selected one winner and three finalists based on their efforts to create and retain jobs, exceptional creation or retention relative to industry peers, and the types of jobs created or retained.
Young Professionals Award Winners
This award recognizes 10 professionals with fewer than 15 years of experience will be awarded for their accomplishments working within a middle-market operating company, or in an investor or advisory capacity working directly with middle-market businesses or on M&A activities.
See a full list of the winners here.