Almost 100 companies achieve ‘Best Managed’ status
2014 Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards
Companies from all four provinces receive the award for the first time.
15 companies achieve special gold standard accolade, receiving award for fourth consecutive year.
Almost one hundred (97) leading Irish indigenous companies have been recognised for outstanding levels of business performance at the sixth annual Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, held in Dublin. The winners comprised companies receiving the award for the first time, in addition to companies that have maintained the standard of a Best Managed Company for a number of years, thereby retaining the accolade. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, congratulated the award winners in a keynote speech at the event.
Companies joining the Best Managed Company network for the first time this year come from all four corners of Ireland, and represent the best of Irish innovation and entrepreneurship across a range of industries including construction, manufacturing, ICT, hospitality and catering, among others.
This year’s new winning companies are:
|Anaconda Equipment International||Tyrone|
|Byrne Looby Partners||Dublin|
|Cliff House Hotel||Waterford|
|Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group||Galway|
|Donnybrook Fair Ltd||Dublin|
|Henderson Foodservice Ltd||Antrim|
|Johnson & Perrott Motor Group||Cork|
|Kylemore Services Group Ltd (KSG)||Dublin|
|Mac – interiors||Down|
|Morrison Mainline Limited||Cork|
|TES (NI) Ltd||Tyrone|
|The National Chemical Co. Ltd. (NCC)||Dublin|
The awards recognised three companies for high quality submissions in the areas of strategy, capability and commitment, which are the cornerstones of the Best Managed Company criteria. Johnson & Perrott Motor Group was recognised for strategy; Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group for capability; and Byrne Looby Partners for commitment respectively. The National Chemical Company Ltd was selected from among the winning companies to receive the special Irish Management Institute award, which recognised the company’s commitment to learning.
Fifteen of the winning companies were given special recognition, the gold standard accolade, having secured the ‘Best Managed’ status for the fourth time.
The gold standard companies are:
|Barry & Fitzwilliam||Cork|
|Herlihy Supermarket Group Ltd||Cork|
|Nature's Best Limited||Louth|
|Portview Fit-Out Limited||Antrim|
|Silver Hill Foods||Monaghan|
|The Mount Charles Group Limited||Antrim|
|Topaz Energy Group Limited||Dublin|
Commenting, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, said: "It is great to see so many indigenous Irish companies achieving this best in class standard and a good sign we can achieve the aim of becoming the best small country in the world for business. Companies like the award-winners are the job creators who are crucial to our economic recovery. The Government wants to build on the 61,000 new jobs created last year and, through the Action Plan for Jobs, will continue a relentless focus on creating jobs in the domestic economy."
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte and judging panel member echoed the Taoiseach’s comments saying: “As the Irish economy continues to strengthen the outlook for the companies here tonight is extremely positive. They have all demonstrated an exceptional ability to innovate and grow and are now excellently positioned to benefit as the outlook for Ireland Inc continues to improve.”
Former CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Frank Ryan, chaired the independent judging panel that took a holistic approach to measuring company performance, looking at strategy, capability, commitment, and management performance, in addition to financials.
Andrew Hastings, CEO of Barclays Bank Ireland, added: “As a lead sponsor, we have witnessed first-hand how some of Ireland’s best managed companies are excelling. Having mentored and supported each of them throughout the process, we have been particularly impressed by their ability to adapt and display best practice management across a wide range of key business areas. It is clear that the companies recognised today have succeeded in applying this winning formula and I believe they are setting a great example for all businesses across Ireland.”
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, is open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland. It is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Details of entry for the 2014/2015 programme will be issued in the coming weeks on.
The ’Best Managed’ designation is an important marketing tool for the winning companies – but, perhaps most importantly, the awards provide a reason to celebrate the efforts of the entire company.
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Note to editors
Notes to Editor
Winners of the awards can apply to requalify as a Deloitte Best Managed Company for the next two years, following receipt of the award for the first and fourth time (gold standard). Companies applying for requalification must satisfy the programme eligibility criteria and go through a requalification review process in order to ensure that the companies continue to uphold the standard of a Deloitte Best Managed Company. This year 64 companies, which have previously won the award, requalified. To view a list of these companies, please visit www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.
About Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, promotes and recognises excellence in Irish owned and managed companies. It is the only awards scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Entrants to the programme will compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.
Programme sponsors are Barclays Bank Ireland, the Irish Management Institute and the Sunday Business Post. For further information, visit www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.
The Best Managed Companies Programme originated in Canada in 1993, where it has been run successfully ever since and is the country’s leading business awards programme. In addition to Ireland and Canada, the programme is also run in The Netherlands and Mexico.