Best Ottawa Business (The BOBs) awards were handed out to 28 companies in 9 different categories, recognizing a wide range of organizations from diverse industries at the gala on November 15 at the Westin Ottawa amidst VIPs, celebrities, business and community leaders and more than 750 guests.
The BOBs recognize Ottawa’s top businesses and the people behind them, and celebrate the history of innovation & entrepreneurship in the National Capital Region.
The 2017 CEO of the Year Award was presented to Kevin Ford, CEO, Calian Group Limited and the Lifetime Achievement Award to John Ruddy, philanthropist and Executive Chairman of Trinity Development Group Inc will also be presented at the gala.
2017 CEO of the Year: Kevin Ford, Calian Group Ltd.
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award: John Ruddy, Trinity Development Group
2017 BOB Award Recipients:
Best New Business
Retail Deal of the Year
Technology Deal of the Year
Tourism Deal of the Year
Real Estate Deal of the Year
Global Market Deal of the Year
Best Performance in Co-op
Best Performance in Export
Best Performance in Social Entrepreneurship
Best Performance in HR
Best Performance in Marketing
Best Performance in Customer Experience
Best Performance in Sales
Best Performance in Sustainability
Newsmaker of the Year