Util-Assist is thrilled to announce it has received the prestigious 2018 Business Excellence Award for Large Business of the Year from the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber recognizes businesses that have made significant contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Town of Newmarket. Companies are evaluated and recognized for the Business Excellence Awards according to a number of performance metrics including sales, innovation, customer service, employee relations, community involvement, and environmental responsibility. Util-Assist has worked hard and dedicated itself to exceling in all of these categories. This is the second year Util-Assist has been nominated in the large business category, and it stood out this year because of its commitment to staff culture, community engagement, rapid growth and innovative products and services.

“Util-Assist is truly honoured with this award,” said James Douglas, president of Util-Assist, at the Business Excellence Awards gala held in October, “Together with our shareholder, Alectra, I want to thank our dedicated staff who have created a culture of continuous improvement and innovation while making a difference in our community. From hosting charity breakfasts to holding community clean-up days, we’ve learned that partnering with staff and the community is key to our success . . . We are only at the beginning of our journey and Util-Assist will continue to dream big!”

In addition to being a period of rapid growth, 2018 has been a highly-decorated year for Util-Assist, as the Business Excellence Award follows our recognition as an Employee Recommended Workplace in a program run by the Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell earlier in the year. Util-Assist thanks its clients and its staff as well as the Chamber of Commerce for recognizing the achievements of local companies and for creating a welcoming business environment in the Town of Newmarket.

For more information about the Business Excellence Awards and the full list of the 2018 winners, visit: https://www.newmarketchamber.ca/2018beawinners