Several Stratford Clients among the 2021 BOB Award Recipients

2021 was another year for the books. In such a tumultuous time, the national capital region needs businesses with strong leadership, remarkable innovation and an unwavering commitment to community and social issues.

Held at the end of the November, the annual BOB (Best Ottawa Business) Awards recognize the region’s most influential business and community leaders in areas such as environmental sustainability, customer service, newsmaker of the year and deals of the year.

The telecast is produced by the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal.

We are thrilled that several of this year’s recipients are Stratford clients that we have worked with in 2021 and we want to offer our congratulations to each of this year’s recipients. We are proud to work with organizations who are leading the way for businesses in the Ottawa area and value the business relationships we have built with each one. We look forward to seeing what is in store in 2022.

Jim Taggart Lifetime Achievement Award

We are beyond delighted to see Taggart Group of Companies‘ longtime chairman Jim Taggart recognized with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. You have done great work for this community both as a business leader and philanthropist.

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

Ross Video KNBA #SeriousTechLivesHere Company of the Year & Best Performance in Customer Experience

Ross Video has been awarded several BOBs over the years and this year, adds 2 more accolades to the list – Kanata North’s #SeriousTechLivesHere Company of the Year award and Best Performance: Customer Experience. You consistently demonstrate your passion for innovation and the relationships you build with your customers.

Stratford has worked with Ross Video on several projects in the past, most recently in 2021 with our People & Culture team.

Assent Compliance Best Performance in Environmental Sustainability

We are honoured to work with and watch a company that leads by example in the area of environmental sustainability. Keep doing great work, you are making a difference.

Stratford has worked with Assent Compliance in the area of SaaS customer experience, product training and most recently with our People & Culture team in Leadership Development.

Calian Best Business Award

It has been a banner year for Calian, who adds a Best Business Award to its 2021 list of accomplishments. It’s been amazing to watch your upward trajectory and we wish you continued success for 2022.

Stratford has worked with Calian Group Ltd. for several years in the areas of Business Operations and IP Strategy

Lee Valley Best Business Award

What a momentous achievement for the team at Lee Valley. We have seen first hand, the hard work and team effort that takes place behind the scenes that makes your business stand out. Congratulations on this award.

In 2021, Stratford continued its work with Lee Valley in the area of Intellectual Property.

RBR Best Performance in Exporting

Wonderful work and a big congratulations to the team at RBR. We couldn’t be happier to hear of your win this year and look forward to seeing all the amazing things you will do in 2022 and beyond.

Since 2019, RBR has worked with Stratford on several projects with our Management Consulting and People & Culture teams.


Congratulations to all of the businesses and individuals on their achievements!

See the full list of this year’s recipients here or watch the telecast here.