Huntsville, Ontario – Friday, October 7, 2016 – TULLOCH Engineering is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Company of the Year (51+ Employees) by Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA).
For 30 years, the NOBA Awards have served to heighten the visibility and influence of business in the north, and bring peer recognition to the business leaders who create prosperity and economic growth. Awards include: Company of the Year in three categories, Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneurial Community, First Nations Business Award of Excellence, Innovation, Export and Judges’ Choice.
A respected panel of judges from across Northern Ontario is brought together to adjudicate the many nominations. They are asked to look at all aspects of business performance, from customer service and community involvement to human resource management and future planning.
“TULLOCH is honored to be named Company of the Year in the over 51 employee category,” said Mark Tulloch, CEO of TULLOCH Engineering. “With eight of our ten branch offices based in Northern Ontario, it is fair to say that we have been extensively engaged in business activities within the region, and are proud to have employed hundreds of Northern Ontarians.”
What Differentiates TULLOCH?
Over 25 years ago, TULLOCH Engineering was established as a small consulting survey practice with seven staff and an office in Thessalon, Ontario. Since then, TULLOCH has grown into a multi-disciplinary engineering firm employing over 275 professional and technical staff providing planning, surveying, engineering and environmental services to the government and private sectors across Canada and internationally.
“Alongside the organic growth of TULLOCH, we have purchased Northern Ontario based businesses at a steady pace − growing market share, creating wealth, and creating employment opportunities,” added Mark. “We are also actively engaged in the communities in which we operate and place a high value on each and every one of our employees.”
TULLOCH donates 10 per cent of its profits back to local community organizations and charities. TULLOCH also makes a point of giving back 25 per cent of its profits to its employee base. Among such initiatives, TULLOCH takes its staff (and their families) on an appreciation vacation every five years. Employees also benefit from annual (non-contractual) bonuses; employee development opportunities, and the option to convert unused sick time into vacation days.
“It’s no surprise that TULLOCH is viewed by many as a leader in the field,” said Barb Tuomi, long time Administrative Assistant with TULLOCH and Nominator of TULLOCH for the Company of the Year Award. “After all, an appreciated employee equals happy customers and a successful bottom line.”
More about the Awards
NOBA has become the largest annual gathering of its kind in Northern Ontario since it was launched in 1986. The 2016 event took place in Sudbury and was co-hosted by Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger and Northern Ontario Business Former Publisher Patricia Mills. Eastlink TV will showcase the winners in a television documentary to be aired Thursday, October 13th at 7 pm, Friday, October 14th at 11 pm, Saturday, October 15th at 9:30 am and Sunday, October 16th at 3 pm.