We have been delivering quality service for over years.

Established in 1918, Welch LLP has come a long way since its’ early days. Scroll through the timeline to see the pivotal moments in our company history.

2018

100 Year Anniversary

100 Year Anniversary

2018 marks our 100 year celebration.

2017

Best Ottawa Business Award

Best Ottawa Business Award

Welch was awarded Best Business in the Best Ottawa Business Awards as well as Large Business of the Year at the West Ottawa Board of Trade Excellence Awards. Candace Enman was also named Businesswoman of the Year at the BYAs.

2016

Best in Marketing

Best in Marketing

Welch was named Best in Marketing at the Best Ottawa Business Awards, as well as Best Place to Work by Faces Magazine.

2015

M&A Practice Established

M&A Practice Established

Our Mergers & Acquisitions practice was established and led by Stephan May. Stephan May was also awarded a Top 40 under 40 award in the same year.

2014

Christa Casey Honoured at 40u40

Christa Casey Honoured at 40u40

Christa Casey, CPA, CA, Partner and Director of our Not-for-Profit practice was the recipient of a Top 40 under 40 award in Ottawa. Welch LLP also received the Telfer Donor of the Year award from Telfer School of Management for ongoing support since 2006.

2012

Business Achievement Award

Business Achievement Award

Welch received a Bronze Ottawa Business Achievement Award for Professional Services of the Year.

2011

Toronto Office is Unveiled

Toronto Office is Unveiled

Welch opened an office in Toronto, which was a dream of George Welch’s. The Welch Legacy Foundation was also established to expand on our community leadership and charitable initiatives.

2009

WelchGroup Founded

WelchGroup Founded

WelchGroup Consulting was founded.

2008

Welch Renamed Honouring 90 Years

Welch Renamed Honouring 90 Years

As we celebrated our 90th anniversary in 2008, the firm changed its name from Welch & Company LLP to Welch LLP.

2006

Welch Partnered with Telfer

Welch Partnered with Telfer

Welch committed to donating $100,000 over a five year period to the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. As part of the donation, a study room was named after Welch and our tax group began teaching a tax course.

2005

Scott Murdoch Honoured at 40u40

Scott Murdoch Honoured at 40u40

Scott Murdoch, CPA, CA, Partner was named one of Ottawa’s Top 40 under 40 business leaders.

1998

“Welch & Company LLP” is born

“Welch & Company LLP” is born

New legislation involving corporate partnerships requires the firm to change its name to “Welch & Company LLP.”

1995

Welch Opened Renfrew Office

Welch Opened Renfrew Office

A new office was opened in Renfrew which allowed Welch to provide business to clients throughout the Ottawa Valley region.

1990

Firm name changed

Firm name changed

The firm’s name changes to “Welch & Company.”

1980

Ottawa Office Relocated

Ottawa Office Relocated

The Ottawa office moved locations a few times to support continued expansion and growth.

1979

George A. Welch Passed Away

George A. Welch Passed Away

Our founder, George A. Welch passed away in 1979 at the age of 90. In spite of his age, he had continued to maintain an office and an active interest in the practice until shortly before his passing.

1970

First Female Partner

Betty Wilson is admitted to the firm as its first female partner.

1968

50 Year Anniversary

On the 50th anniversary of the firm, a new office was opened in Gatineau as a merger with two other firms to form Lévesque Marchand, Boulanger & Cie. In 1967, George A. Welch was made a life member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

1950

Firm expands beyond Ottawa

The firm expands beyond Ottawa, opening its Cornwall branch. The 1950’s also saw Welch begin to offer bookkeeping services to its clients. It’s also around this time that Malcolm Welch founds Welby Services Limited.

1950

Belleville, Cornwall, Picton Founded

An office was opened in Belleville, followed by Cornwall in 1951, Picton in 1958, and Pembroke in 1959.

1949

Firm moved to larger location

The firm moves its offices to a two-storey home on Laurier Avenue. Welch’s cohort of young accountants receive their CPA designations, including Deans Berry, who earned the Canadian Gold Medal for achieving the highest marks in the country.

1949

Malcolm Welch received his CPA

Malcolm Welch receives his CPA designation, marking the second generation of accountants to join the firm.

1941

Revenues Exceeded $48,000

By 1941, the firm was showing significant growth. Revenues exceeded $48,000 and partners were charged out at $4 per hour with staff rates varying between $1 and $2.75 per hour.

1932

Firm Expanded & Re-branded

In 1932, the firm expanded with the addition of new partners and became known as George A. Welch & Company.

1918

Welch & Company Founded

George A. Welch founded Welch & Company in 1918, operating from an office in the Elgin Chambers, which overlooked Confederation Square in Ottawa, Ontario.

1917

George A. Welch received his CPA

George A. Welch receives his Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

1899

George A. Welch Inspired

George A. Welch Inspired

George A. Welch leaves school at the age of 10 to take on a number of paper routes as a means of supporting his family. On his route, he meets Ernest A. Larmonth, who becomes his professional mentor.