Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA), recently named “One of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies” by Profit Magazine, was recognized for their outstanding achievement in New Brunswick’s knowledge industry by receiving top honors at the 8th annual KIRA awards. The awards ceremony, held last night at a gala reception in Fredericton, pays tribute to companies that have made an exceptional contribution to New Brunswick’s knowledge industry. PQA was the big winner of the evening, taking the prize for both Company Growth and Export Service.

The KIRA award for Company Growth recognizes the contribution PQA’s job creation, job maintenance and total percentage growth has made to the overall growth of the New Brunswick IT industry.
The award for Export Service acknowledges not only PQA’s accomplishments as a local presence in technology-based services, but also its excellence achievement and market success in Canada, the US and abroad.

PQA President Keith McIntosh accepted both awards by praising the talent and potential in New Brunswick’s very own technology industry to continue to compete successfully in a global market. “We don’t have to look elsewhere, we have everything we need to succeed right here in New Brunswick”, says McIntosh.

With corporations and private industry out-delivering higher learning institutions to provide first-class education programming and training, and businesses resorting to interactive customer services to compete for consumer loyalty, the need to reduce the cost of software has never been more vital to business success and longevity. PQA recognizes that the quality of content is fundamental to ensuring these business goals are met, and is carving out a name for itself as an industry leader in professional quality assurance.