Canadian Business BDO Business Value Award Winner: The White House Design Company
This year's BDO Business Value Award winner, The White House Design Company, Inc. of Burnaby, B.C., had its beginnings some 40 years ago, when Jan Stimpson was sewing original designs in her one-bedroom apartment. Since then, she has accumulated decades of experience in fashion wholesaling, retailing and distribution, although her designers were always at the core - providing original clothing for appreciative women who Stimpson believed were neglected by the fashion industry. Entirely self-taught, she improvised according to her own standards - however unconventional. Now CEO of The White House Design Company, Inc., Stimpson follows a less-than-typical business model.