(October 17, 2018) The editorial board of Canadian Business and Maclean’s have awarded RecycleSmart’s, Jaclyn McPhadden, Female Entrepreneur of the Year for 2018.

The Female Entrepreneur of the Year award highlights the female leader of a Growth 500 firm who a) has demonstrated exceptional business growth, and b) best exemplifies ambitious, growth-oriented entrepreneurship. The award was presented at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

‘I’m extremely thankful to the editorial board, our entire team, customers, and vendor-partners across Canada for being recognized as the 2018 Growth500 Top Female Entrepreneur. The fact that this is all a result of an idea to help make a positive environmental impact, which also results in economic wins for our customers, is simply what the concept was all about.’

Awarded by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses, and their leaders on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.

The entire RecycleSmart team was proud to be also named the Growth 500 12th Fastest Growing Company in Canada, and 2nd Fastest Growing in Vancouver, for 2018.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

About the Growth 500

For 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500—formerly known as the PROFIT 500—profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca.

About RecycleSmart

RecycleSmart is Canada’s largest provider of smart waste diversion, organic capture, and recycling management ideas to all of Canada’s shop, eat, rest, learn, work, and fun places. Applying a 360 approach, RecycleSmart is the single source partner for companies that want to maximize cost reduction, increase waste diversion and streamline daily operations. The company has built trusted relationships with transporters and deploys proprietary duo-technology and analytics to reduce costs and increase environmental stewardship. Customers include proud local independents, to Fortune 500 companies. For more information visit recycle-smart.com.