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Nunacor CEO named Top 50 in Atlantic Canada

Andy Turnbull was recently named one of the Top 50 CEO’s in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine.
Andy Turnbull was recently named one of the Top 50 CEO’s in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine.

Andy Turnbull was recently named one of the Top 50 CEO’s in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine.

The chief executive officer of Nunacor said it was an honour both for him and the organization.

“It was a very exciting evening and great news for myself, but also for the organization overall, because it provides a level of exposure for our organization and the work that we are doing,” he said.

Turnbull has been the CEO of Nunacor, which is the business arm of the NunatuKavut Community Council, for four years.

At age 30, he is the youngest recipient this year.

He said after he was nominated he had to fill out a very comprehensive questionnaire, both about him and the organization.

He is it covered leadership style, what he is doing in the organization, the revenue growth of the organization in the past three years, even what his dream car is.

What he found interesting was a section on community and volunteer involvement.

“It asked not only are you involved in the community but also are your staff,” he said.

“Do you pass that along to your staff and inspire the entire group to be involved? I guess it’s trying to gauge character overall.”

He said the award can help grow the business confidence in the organization overall. He saw that as a huge plus.

The event celebrating the top  was a great networking opportunity, he said, hobnobbing with the other top CEO’s in Atlantic Canada.

Some of the other winners included Dean Brinton, CEO of The Rooms in St. John’s, Larry Puddister, co-chairman of Pennecon and CEO of Newcrete Investments Partnership Inc. in St. John’s. and Greg Roberts, CEO of Mary Brown’s Inc.

Turnbull said some of the other winners made him feel humbled.

“It’s an honour but being so young, you see people who have been in business for years,” he said.

“Just seeing the accomplishment of some the CEOs and their company growth and revenue growth, I was certainly thinking sometimes ‘What am I doing here?’ But (I was) also thankful to be there and to be recognized in that way, for our organization to be recognized in that way.”

The chief executive officer of Nunacor said it was an honour both for him and the organization.

“It was a very exciting evening and great news for myself, but also for the organization overall, because it provides a level of exposure for our organization and the work that we are doing,” he said.

Turnbull has been the CEO of Nunacor, which is the business arm of the NunatuKavut Community Council, for four years.

At age 30, he is the youngest recipient this year.

He said after he was nominated he had to fill out a very comprehensive questionnaire, both about him and the organization.

He is it covered leadership style, what he is doing in the organization, the revenue growth of the organization in the past three years, even what his dream car is.

What he found interesting was a section on community and volunteer involvement.

“It asked not only are you involved in the community but also are your staff,” he said.

“Do you pass that along to your staff and inspire the entire group to be involved? I guess it’s trying to gauge character overall.”

He said the award can help grow the business confidence in the organization overall. He saw that as a huge plus.

The event celebrating the top  was a great networking opportunity, he said, hobnobbing with the other top CEO’s in Atlantic Canada.

Some of the other winners included Dean Brinton, CEO of The Rooms in St. John’s, Larry Puddister, co-chairman of Pennecon and CEO of Newcrete Investments Partnership Inc. in St. John’s. and Greg Roberts, CEO of Mary Brown’s Inc.

Turnbull said some of the other winners made him feel humbled.

“It’s an honour but being so young, you see people who have been in business for years,” he said.

“Just seeing the accomplishment of some the CEOs and their company growth and revenue growth, I was certainly thinking sometimes ‘What am I doing here?’ But (I was) also thankful to be there and to be recognized in that way, for our organization to be recognized in that way.”

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