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Maria Vandenhurk

Helps employees on disability to return to work

Company Profile

Company: Banyan Work Health Solutions Head Office: Toronto Website:

Company Financials

3-year revenue growth (%): 4 Revenue: 10-15M Employees: 107
Revenue from Exports (%): 1    


Time to disrupt our sector again: Most of Banyan’s customers are insurance companies that provide coverage for employee disability-benefits programs. In the firm’s early days, it pioneered an approach to getting employees back to work based on the philosophy that people who are collecting disability benefits, given suitable opportunities, would rather work.This approach focuses on employees’ capabilities rather than on the limitations from their diseases. And wherever possible, Banyan helps to move affected employees into modified work that accommodates their condition as a critical part of the recovery process. Now, Vandenhurk is out to shake things up again. “Banyan is poised to shed its identity as an entrepreneurial family business and become a major competitor in its market,” she says. “We intend to raise enough capital to make a consolidation play in our marketplace, taking the company to three to five times its current revenue over the next five years.”