By Paul Fitzgerald – Janine Taylor Crowned as One of Canada’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs by Profit/Chatelaine
Janine Taylor is sure making a name for herself after many years in the business world.
The co-founder and owner of The Next Trend (TNT) Designs Inc. in Mississauga, ON, has been named as one of Canada’s leading female entrepreneurs by Profit/Chatelaine magazines for a second year in a row.
Profit/Chatelaine magazines, along with Canadian Business Magazine, have unveiled its 17th annual W100 rankings and this year Taylor has ranked 56th overall, up one point from last year.
The W100 Ranking, a special issue celebrating the success of women who own businesses in Canada, hit newsstands in June of this year. The W100 rankings issue is hailed as the definitive list of leading women-owned and woman-run businesses, celebrating the smarts and success of business builders from coast to coast.
While Taylor is honoured to receive the accolades, she credits her team at TNT as the real reason for the company’s massive growth.
“It’s nice to be recognized as a leader alongside so many notable women entrepreneurs in Canada,” says Taylor.
“However, the real reason for TNT’s success stems directly from the tireless commitment of our sales representatives and dedicated support staff over the last two decades. Their hard work and loyalty to our clients is why TNT is a success story in its own right. TNT would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for our roster of stellar account and sales representatives who are all forward thinking, innovative, and who deeply care about the needs of our diverse clientele and the committed support staff that endeavor to deliver to the clients everything they’ve been promised and more.”
Under Taylor’s leadership, TNT has grown to become a widely popular marketing, advertising, branding and promotional company here in Canada with recognition throughout the United States and abroad.
Her company was born above a pizza shop in Port Credit, ON, in the early 1990’s, and shortly after they moved into a large-sized facility near the Toronto Pearson International Airport – a locale in Mississauga they still call home.
Rob Charlton, also co-founder and owner of TNT, has been Taylor’s business partner since day one.
“The Next Trend Designs Inc. has come a long way since we opened for business over 20 years ago, and Janine has been very instrumental in our growth on many levels,” says Charlton.
Charlton adds, “We are thrilled that she has made the W100 rankings for a second year in a row and she deserves all the credit for TNT’s position as a company today. Janine is a leader who has vision and she gives 100 per cent in everything she does. TNT is now poised for even more growth and we will achieve each and every goal tactfully under her leadership and guidance.”
In addition to Janine’s recent acknowledgement, The Advertising Specialties Institute (ASI), the leading organization serving the Promotional Industry, with whom TNT is a member of , have just named TNT as one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Distributors in Canada and have also named TNT one of Counselor’s 2015 Best Places to Work in Canada and the United States. They participated in Counselor’s ‘Road Tour’ on July 28th, and footage and updates can be seen at: Road Tour. Counselor is recognized as one of the leading industry magazines, published by ASI.