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					No. 1(2)
Techlink International Entertainment Limited
Industry: IT and telecommunications
Growth rate: 20,626%
Revenue: $8,272,622
Employee growth: 46%
Full-time employees: 70
President/CEO: John Xidos
Founded: 1994
Head office:Sydney
www.techlinkentertainment.com
Primary focus: Research and development of responsible gaming solutions.
Growth factor: There is a trend toward responsible gaming, which has opened the door for gaming products and solutions.


No. 2*
Mad Rock Marine
Solutions Inc.
Industry: Advanced manufacturing technologies
Growth rate: 1,933%
Revenue: $2,723,877
Employee growth: 220%
Full-time employees: 16
President/CEO: Dean Pelley
Founded: 2002
Head office: St. John’s
www.madrock.ca
Primary focus: Research and development of marine and arctic evacuation technologies.
Growth factor: The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the governing body for seafaring vessels, recently proposed changes to the regulation


No. 3*
Talon Energy Services Inc.
Industry: Mining and energy
Growth rate: 798%
Revenue: $31,493,959
Employee growth: 250%
Full-time employees: 7
President/CEO: Terry King
Founded: 2003
Head office: St. John’s
www.talonenergyservices.ca
Primary focus: Full-service solutions for the oil and gas, resource, and heavy industrial sectors.
Growth factor: In 2006, entered the Alberta oil and gas construction market at the LongLake site, owned and operated by Opti Canada and Nexen In


No. 4 (5)
Origin BioMed Inc.
Industry: Medical and health care products
Growth rate: 602%
Revenue: $5,350,578
Employee growth: 113%
Full-time employees: 34
President/CEO: Robert Cervelli
Founded: 2001
Head office: Halifax
www.originbiomed.com
Primary focus: Over-the-counter drug company serving North American markets for neuropathic pain management, primarily in the diabetic section o
Growth factor: Full distribution into North American drugstores with lead product, Neuragen, and establishing brand dominance in the non-prescriptio


No. 5*
Terra Beata Farms Ltd.
Industry: Agriculture
Growth rate: 287%
Revenue: $1,300,000
Employee growth: 300%
Full-time employees: 16
President/CEO: David Ernst
Founded: 1998
Head office: Lunenburg
www.cranberryfarm.ca
Primary focus: Cranberry grower and processor.
Growth factor: Decision to work with other Atlantic Canadian companies rather than compete against them in world markets. For example, selling fro


No. 6(8)
Norex Ltd.
Industry: IT and telecommunications
Growth rate: 223%
Revenue: $1,108,569
Employee growth: 250%
Full-time employees: 21
President: Brandon Kolybaba
Founded: 2000
Head office: Halifax
www.norex.ca
Primary focus: Software development for the Internet, Web 2.0, marketing, and production.
Growth factor: One of few companies building software in the Google Apps Cloud.


No. 7*
Tech Knowledge Solutions
Industry: IT and telecommunications
Growth rate: 218%
Revenue: $875,000
Employee growth: 250%
Full-time employees: 7
President: Roddy Awad
Founded: 2005
Head office:Moncton
www.tksinc.ca
Primary focus: Project management and technology professional services and solutions in custom software development, application and database o
Growth factor: Investment in sales and marketing resources and processes, which opened more doors in other parts of New Brunswick.


No. 8*
Kameleon Jewelry
Industry: Arts and culture
Growth rate: 212%
Revenue: $5,300,000
Employee growth: 250%
Full-time employees: 14
President/CEO: Robert Smith
Founded: 2005
Head office: Dartmouth
www.kameleonjewelry.com
Primary focus:Design and export patented interchangeable accessory system.
Growth factor: Unique product with self-employed reps in the U.S.


No. 9 (19)
VistaCare Communications Services of Canada Inc.
Industry: IT and telecommunications
Growth rate: 205%
Revenue: $9,068,000
Employee growth: 154%
Full-time employees: 66
President/CEO: Ed Webber
Founded: 2003
Head office: Dartmouth
www.vistacaretech.com
Primary focus: Build and maintain broadband and fibre optic systems. Provide VoIP, security, nurse call, and structured cabling to the commercial m
Growth factor: The ability to attract and retain exceptional and competent employees to build and grow our company.


No. 10(17)
Praxes Medical Group
Industry: Medical and health care products
Growth rate: 154%
Revenue: $2,674,365
Employee growth: 40%
Full-time employees: 7
CEO: Susan Helliwell
Founded: 1997
Head office: Halifax
www.praxes.ca
Primary focus: Medical services for corporate and government clients; software for remote medical and non-medical event management.
Growth factor: Increased activity in the oil and gas sector and requests from clients for medical services related to H1N1 and other public health issu


No. 11(9)
Trail Blazer Products Ltd.
Industry: Manufacturing
Growth rate: 151%
Revenue: $3,105,944
Employee growth: 100%
Full-time employees: 24
President/CEO: Shawn Levangie/Curtis Levangie
Founded: 1987
Head office: Dartmouth
www.trailblazerproducts.com
Primary focus: Manufacture and distribute lawn, garden, and outdoor tools, plus paint poles and snow shovels.
Growth factor: Expansion into lawn and garden tools and paint poles. Hired experienced sales reps.


No. 12*
Royale Floors and Surfaces
Industry: Construction products and services
Growth rate: 136%
Revenue: $3,703,209
Employee growth: 175%
Full-time employees: 22
President/CEO: Todd Royale
Founded: 2005
Head office: Halifax
Primary focus: Commercial flooring contracts to supply and install flooring for commercial buildings.
Growth factor: N/A


No. 13*
Meco
Industry: Engineering
Growth rate: 94%
Revenue: $744,846
Employee growth: 67%
Full-time employees: 10
President/CEO: Perry Mitchelmore
Founded: 2002
Head office: Dartmouth
www.mecoengineers.com
Primary focus: Professional engineering services in civil engineering, dam-safety engineering, geotechnical engineering, and project management.
Growth factor: Recruiting young talent and low turnover.


No. 14*
Ascenta
Industry: Medical and health care products
Growth rate: 75%
Revenue: Undisclosed for publication
Employee growth: 150%
Full-time employees: 40
President: Marc St-Onge
Founded: 2003
Head office: Dartmouth
www.ascentahealth.com
Primary focus: Developer, manufacturer, and distributor of high-quality natural health products and an industry leader in omega-3 fatty acids.
Growth factor: During the past three years not only brought new products to market but also new standards for quality in the natural health products


No. 15(11)
Ad-Dispatch Inc.
Industry: Marketing and communications
Growth rate: 74%
Revenue: $3,326,196
Employee growth: 150%
Full-time employees: 10
President/CEO: Nathan Kroll
Founded: 1999
Head office: Dartmouth
www.ad-dispatch.com
Primary focus: Producer of measurable web-video content, radio advertisements, and customized interactive training solutions.
Growth factor: New ways of doing things, new services for clients, and adopting new technologies.


No. 16 (25)
Professional Quality
Assurance Ltd.
Industry: IT and telecommunications
Growth rate: 70%
Revenue: $6,296,857
Employee growth: 18%
Full-time employees: 85
President/CEO: Keith McIntosh
Founded: 1997
Head office: Fredericton
www.pqa.ca
Primary focus: Quality-assurance services (software testing and content review) for public and private sector organizations and e-learning services f
Growth factor: New business development and marketing.


No. 17*
TeamSpace Canada Inc.
Industry: IT and telecommunications
Growth rate: 60%
Revenue: Undisclosed for publication
Employee growth: 47%
Full-time employees: 50
CEO: Michael Johnston
Founded: 2000
Head office: Bedford
www.teamspace.ca
Primary focus: IT and digital interactive consulting and application development for global business and media enterprises.
Growth factor: Market growth in the digital interactive industry, investing heavily in R&D, and devouring new technological expertise at a faster-than-i


No. 18 (24)
Composites Atlantic Limited
Industry: Advanced manufacturing technologies
Growth rate: 53%
Revenue: $48,688,589
Employee growth: 12%
Full-time employees: 368
President/CEO: Maurice Guitton
Founded: 1993
Head office: Lunenburg
www.compositesatlantic.com
Primary focus: Manufacture and design of advanced composities for aerospace, space, defence, and security.
Growth factor: Aerospace market growth and focus on . technology development to expand our capability to meet customer needs and create new v


No. 19(16)
Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-operative
Industry: Food and beverages
Growth rate: 52%
Revenue: $6,536,843
Employee growth: 35%
Full-time employees: 70
President/CEO: Valerie VanOostrum/Jeff Moore
Founded: 1995
Head office: Wolfville
www.justuscoffee.com
Primary focus:Canada’s first fair trade coffee roaster. Supplies fair trade organic coffee, tea, chocolate, and sugar to customers across Canada and
Growth factor: Invested in new enterprise reporting system (SYSRO).
No. 20*
Accreon
Industry: IT and telecommunications
Growth rate: 51%
Revenue: $9,937,470
Employee growth: 104%
Full-time employees: 92
President/CEO: Neil Russon/Trevor Cookson
Founded: 2008
Head office: Fredericton
www.accreon.com
Primary focus: End-to-end IT and business services; consulting and software development.
Growth factor: Merged three highly respected New Brunswick IT companies and acquired Isomni Solutions Inc.


No. 21*
Focus Logistics Ltd.
Industry: Transportation
Growth rate: 49%
Revenue: $2,943,462
Employee growth: 71%
Full-time employees: 24
President/CEO: Jeff Worton
Founded: 2002
Head office: Moncton
www.focuslogistics.ca
Primary focus: Logistics (warehousing, load brokers), brokerage services, and special commodity handling.
Growth factor: Growth of existing markets (more
companies seeking warehouse solutions and outsourcing) and the purchase of a courier company.


No. 22(21)
Killam Properties Inc.
Industry: Real estate/property management
Growth rate: 49%
Revenue: $105,490,000
Employee growth: 7%
Full-time employees: 381
President: Philip Fraser
Founded: 2000
Head office: Halifax
www.killamproperties.com
Primary focus: Own and operate apartments and manufactured home communities in Canada.
Growth factor: Financing acquisitions with CMHC insured debt to access mortgage debt at attractive rates to complete acquisitions. Growth of existin


No. 23 (34)
Premiere Executive Suites
Industry: Accommodations
Growth rate: 46%
Revenue: $13,032,315
Employee growth: 67%
Full-time employees: 92
President/CEO: Suzanne Bachur
Founded: 1999
Head office: Halifax
www.premieresuites.com
Primary focus: Provide fully furnished executive accommodations for short- and long-term stays.
Growth factor: Market analysis resources and strategic sales initiative, resulting in a higher closing transaction ratio.


No. 24*
Southwest Properties
Industry: Real estate/property management
Growth rate: 41%
Revenue: $42,300,000
Employee growth: 4%
Full-time employees: 82
President/CEO: Gordon Laing/Jim Spatz
Founded: 1951
Head office: Halifax
www.southwest.ca
Primary focus: Commercial and residential ownership, management, and development.
Growth factor: N/A


No. 25 (29)
Independent Security Services Atlantic Inc./Independent Armoured Transport Atlantic Inc.
Industry: Security
Growth rate: 28%
Revenue: $2,545,009
Employee growth: -18%
Full-time employees: 85
President/CEO: Lawrence Conrad
Founded: 1996
Head office: Halifax
www.issa.ns.ca
Primary focus: Cash in transit, negotiables, or other instruments of value; security coverage through four divisions: security, training, mobile, and arm
Growth factor: Financed and operated a private ATM network, providing service and sales to customers from one location. Analysed routes to create


No. 26(15)
Mariner
Industry: IT and telecommunications
Growth rate: 27%
Revenue: $10,480,561
Employee growth: 45%
Full-time employees: 84
President/CEO: Curtis Howe
Founded: 2003
Head office: Saint John
www.marinerpartners.com
Primary focus: IT and management consulting, with specialties in health care, telecommunications, and energy, as well as the provision of software p
Growth factor: New products and an increased focus on marketing and sales.


No. 27(14)
LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.
Industry: Bioindustries
Growth rate: 27%
Revenue: $950,000
Employee growth: 44%
Full-time employees: 13
President/CEO: Patrick Whalen
Founded: 2004
Head office: Fredericton
www.luminultra.com
Primary focus: Sales and service of test kits for water, wastewater, chemical, and organic products.
Growth factor: Marketing and sales efforts focused on exposure and education. Continued expansion into new markets.
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