OUR HISTORY

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EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Rideau received the Excellence in Education Award from Recognition       Professionals International for its belief and commitment towards the Certified Recognition Professionals (CRP) program. Today, almost all of Rideau’s executives and day-to-day recognition leaders hold recognition’s most prestigious professional designation. Created by RPI, the four course CRP program teaches active recognition personnel how to design a recognition program ideally tailored to an
organization’s specific needs.

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EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD

Rideau received the Excellence in Education Award from Recognition       Professionals International for its belief and commitment towards the Certified Recognition Professionals (CRP) program.

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RIDEAU IS ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED

Rideau Recognition Solutions successfully passes an independent audit granting it the ISO 9001:2008 certification.

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RIDEAU RANKS FIRST PLACE AMONG THE TOP 10 EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION HROS OF 2008

Every year, the Black Book of Outsourcing surveys over 24,000 outsourcing buyers worldwide and compiles a complete list of top performers.

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RIDEAU OPENS NEW US DISTRIBUTION FACILITY

Rideau opens new U.S. distribution facility. Today, Rideau is a fully international operation having offices across North America, Europe and Asia and servicing countries across the globe.

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YELLOWBOX.COM

Rideau created an online dot com subsidiary called www.Yellowbox.com

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ARLINGTON JEWELS

Ed Hart partnered with Maurice Bradden of D’Orlan Jewelers to build a manufacturing company called Arlington Jewels located in Portarlington in the Republic of Ireland.

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COAT OF ARMS

In November 1991, Rideau became the first Canadian company to be granted its own Coat of Arms from The Heraldic Authority, part of the Office of Her Excellency, The Governor General of Canada.

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SCOTIA BOUTIQUE

Scotiabank asked Rideau to create an online store for its corporate merchandise.

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RIDEAU CENTRAL ADMIN

Rideau develops Rideau Central Admin (RCA) software, used to manage the entire supply chain, from suppliers to customers.

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THE BEGINNING… ST-MAURICE STREET

Mr. Stephenson founds the company which he initially called the Stephenson Company.

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RIDEAU PROVIDES FIRST CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM TO VISA DESJARDINS

Rideau provided its first customer loyalty program to VISA Desjardins.

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ORDER OF CANADA

Stephenson becomes the first Canadian company to produce the Order of Canada (the equivalent to the US Congressional Medal of Honor). The Order of Canada is produced for the Governor General of Canada who resides in Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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ED & PHYLLIS

Ed and Phyllis Hart bought the company’s shares by taking out a second mortgage on their house. They had $1000 working capital.

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RECOGNITION SOLUTIONS

Promotional products and fashion jewelry were increasingly being offshored to the Far East.

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BOEING AWARDS RIDEAU WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION PROGRAMS

Rideau’s business model received further validation when Boeing, the global aerospace giant awarded it all of its worldwide recognition programs (service awards, performance awards, instant awards, and cash award management).

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END TO END RECOGNITION SOLUTIONS

Rideau began providing a fully outsourced recognition program to RBC, Scotiabank, BMO (Harris Bank in the USA), Molson, Alcan, Canadian Pacific

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PETER HART IS AN ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR FINALIST

Rideau CEO Peter Hart makes it as an Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist

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473 DESLAURIERS

The Harts moved the company to its present location at 473 Deslauriers.

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STEPHENSON COMPANY

The Hart children – Peter, Rosanne, Stephen and Robert along with a close family friend, Cam Ferguson, bought the Stephenson Company from Ed and Phyllis
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rideau created a prestigious Board of Directors. Rideau’s board provides wise governance whose credibility has helped ease its entry into the international market.

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THE JEWELERS’ GUILD

Stephenson opened a subsidiary in the United Kingdom called The Jewelers’ Guild.