Trinity wins Business of the Year Award
April 21, 2011, Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Trinity Helicopters has been named Business of the Year by the Northwest Territories Chamber of Commerce. The prestigious award was announced at the President’s Dinner in Yellowknife this week.
By Carey Fredericks
“Trinity Helicopters was recognized for its successful entry into the aviation market,” reads the announcement by the NWT Chamber. “Since its entry into the market in 2009, Trinity Helicopters had tripled its fleet, established itself as a pan‐territorial helicopter company with bases in Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Whitehorse and Yellowknife, is undertaking a significant hangar expansion in Yellowknife and recently announced its expansion into the Sahtu.”
“It’s a tough market to crack,” says Ann Marie Tout, past president of the chamber. “Trinity was a new entry into a really tight market and during an economic downturn. So, the success they’ve had in two years is really remarkable.”
The chamber citation notes that Trinity has grown to boast a fleet of 14 helicopters and a staff of 31 employees, and was already named as one of the top six northern employers in 2010 by Up Here Business magazine. “The company has Aboriginal partnerships in all three territories,” the citation continues, “and focuses on strategic acquisitions and partnerships, and prides itself on doing business in the North, for the North.”
“It’s incredible to receive this kind of recognition so early in our operations, and we’re grateful to the Chamber of Commerce for the honour,” says Rob Carroll, president and co‐founder of Trinity Helicopters. “But it’s also a testament to the effort we’ve been making – and the success we’re already enjoying – to establish Trinity as the go‐to helicopter company in the North.”
“Our success certainly isn’t going to end with being named Business of the Year,” Carroll adds. “The award is only going to motivate management and staff to work even harder for our clients. Now that we’ve got partners and bases located right across the North, we’re in an even better position to do just that.”