Tully has over 22 years of experience in Professional Services in HR, Recruitment, On-hire, Group Training and Workforce Development. Tully has spent his entire career working with Australian businesses that have long term trade skills shortages and or productivity issues based around skills.
Having graduated from La Trobe University BA (Eco, Politics) in 1995, Tully then joined SYC Corp Industrial Relations consultancy specialising in the Australian resources sector. Tully went on to join Best Practice Services Pty Ltd (a licensee of Labour Force Australia Pty Ltd) for 2 years in an operations role (whilst working for several industry mentors at the time). In 1997, Tully was co-founder and the National Sales Manager for the industrial labour hire business Edge People Power Pty Ltd.
In 2002, Tully founded – Blue Tongue. Tully’s passion to provide skills solutions to his client base led him to innovate and create Blue Tongue’s Workforce Up-Skilling Program for the mining maintenance sector in 2011. Since this time with Tully as MD, the team at Blue Tongue has hired, trained and supplied more than 1000 people (as full time employees). Blue Tongue hires and trains career minded people to be able to break into the mining industry (as mature apprentices). In 2019, Blue Tongue was (and still is today) Australia’s largest employer of apprentices in mobile plant (heavy diesel) maintenance.
Tully as the Founder and Managing Director of Blue Tongue has achieved business growth from $0 (zero) in 2002 to $45 million turnover in the 2021 year, ensuring a lean, agile business operations model that has ensured success for all stakeholders.