Util-Assist is thrilled to announce that we have been named York Region’s “Large Business of the Year” for 2019. York Region, located directly north of Toronto, is Ontario’s fastest growing large municipality and third-largest business hub, with over 1.1 million residents and 52,000 businesses. A panel of four community business leaders scored submissions from dozens of companies nominated by chambers across the Region. Nominated by the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, Util-Assist’s submission had the highest score based on criteria that included growth, innovation, community service and overall business excellence. The award was presented at the Colossal York Region Chamber Connection event on June 4.

“It is a great honour to be recognized for our success at the regional level,” said Sabina Fjodorova, Chief Financial Officer at Util-Assist, “Our thanks go to our clients for their support and to the entire Util-Assist family, whose contributions and dedication have made Util-Assist the great company it is today.”

 By continually monitoring the evolving utility industry and keeping pace with technological advances, Util-Assist has been able to develop new services and solutions to stay one step ahead of utilities’ emerging needs. This has resulted in exponential growth since our 2005 inception with expansion across eight provinces and throughout the United States. In addition to customer satisfaction, Util-Assist holds employee health and wellness and workplace culture as top priorities. Our submission for the award detailed our numerous employee engagement initiatives, including hosting guest presenters on topics relevant to employees, company breakfasts, fitness challenges, and our new “Open House” program in which employees, randomly assigned to houses, compete in fun challenges. We are committed to corporate responsibility; with most of our employees living in York Region, we give back to the community through events and fundraisers throughout the year.

 The accelerating pace of change in the utility sector continues to feed high demand for our consulting services, software offerings, and managed services. We anticipate high growth in every sector of our business and look forward to a bright future while continuing to support our community. Util-Assist is a homegrown success story for York Region, and we are proud to receive this prestigious award.