Jim Taggart is 2021 recipient of Best Ottawa Business Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Stratford client Taggart Group of Companies who are celebrating the news that long-time chairman, Jim Taggart is joining a prestigious group of local business leaders as the eleventh recipient of the Best Ottawa Business (BOB) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jointly presented by Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBoT), the award is presented to a businessperson who demonstrates long-term business success, innovation and perseverance, strong leadership and a legacy of community building. The selection process involves OBJ, OBoT and past recipients.

Of Taggart’s selection, he was “a very obvious choice” for the award, said former Ottawa mayor Jim Durrell, a former recipient who helped with the selection process. “It’s an award, frankly, that we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about. It’s easy to be a flash in the pan, to be a success for a couple of years, but a Lifetime Achievement recipient is somebody who has made a contribution to the betterment of Ottawa for a long period of time.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the Best Ottawa Business Awards (the BOBs) on Thursday, Nov. 25. Read the full OBJ article here.

Stratford’s People & Culture team has worked with Taggart Group of Companies since December 2020 on projects in the area of Leadership Development

About Taggart Group of Companies: Founded in 1948 by Harold Taggart, the company began as Taggart Construction when Taggart started building homes in the west end of Ottawa. Specializing in infrastructure the company flourished and provided the momentum needed for the continued growth of the Taggart Group of Companies. Harold’s children and grandchildren have since joined the business, adding new companies and expanding the scope of services offered.

Today, Taggart Group, is an amalgamation of four companies, each with its own proven record of success: Doran Contractors Limited, Tamarack Homes, Taggart Construction Limited, and Taggart Realty Management. Together, offering a high level of quality that comes from deep knowledge of and experience in commercial, industrial, and residential construction, land development, and property management.


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