Best Managed Companies in the press

Five new firms recognised as Best Managed Companies

Golazo, Soudal Group, Easyfairs, Thomas & Piron and Exki recognised for leadership 

A six-member independent jury led by Françoise Chombar, CEO and co-founder of Melexis, has recognised twelve companies for their clear strategy, extensive expertise, drive and outstanding financial performance. They did so in the context of the second edition of 'Best Managed Companies’ in Belgium. From now on, Golazo in Limburg, Easyfairs and Exki in Brussels, Soudal in Turnhout and Thomas & Piron in Luxembourg can proudly bear the quality label. Last year's seven winners also convinced the jury once again and will retain their 2018 title. 

Read about the laureates on: 

Made In Oost-Vlaanderen
Knack Weekend 
Maintenance Magazine (NL) (FR) 
Made In West-Vlaanderen 

Read all 2019 laureates' stories in Dutch or French.

Are you an entrepreneur at heart?

Who has never dreamed of creating a successful business? Bruno Peelaers, Director of the Best Managed Companies coaching programme, reveals the five characteristics of a good entrepreneur.

Read Bruno's tips on Références.lesoir  and

‘Good intentions do not exist on paper only'

"It is essential that every employee shares the company culture and ambition, especially when you're internationally active," says Dirk Coorevits, CEO of Soudal.

Read Dirk's full interview on  and

‘Our participation to this program has had major consequences'

"We need to further expand our talent pool. We have already initiated many initiatives to attract Millennials generation," says Eric Everard, CEO of Easyfairs.

Read Eric's full interview on and

‘Our Best Managed Companies Coach offered us a very thorough coaching'

"After 40 years of good practice, it was good to translate into words what we do naturally," says Edouard Herinckx, CEO of Thomas & Piron.

Read Edouard's full interview on  and

'The Best Managed Companies community is just as important as the recognition'

"This label is a nice recognition and therefore we cannot rest on our laurels. In sports, it is not about yesterday’s medal, but about the tomorrow’s game," says Bob Verbeeck, CEO of Golazo.

Read Bob's full interview on  and

'A great recognition for our teams'

“A label such as Belgium Best Managed Companies is an indisputable proof that our company meets all the criteria of good management," says Frédéric Rouvez, CEO of EXKI.

Read Frédéric's full interview on  and

Interview with jury president Françoise Chombar

The CEO of Melexis is convinced Belgium has a lot of hidden champions. According to Chombar, the Best Managed Companies-label gives value to the work done by a company to strengthen its reputation and encourages its people and management to improve its performance on a permanent basis.

Read Françoise’s full interview on L’Echo.

'Our goal? Reflect together and make Belgian companies stronger'

At the very first edition of Belgium Best Managed Companies coaching programme 7 companies received the label. "This year, Deloitte Private has partnered up again with Econopolis in the search for medium sized to large private companies that are very well managed," says Bruno Peelaers, Best Managed companies coach and Deloitte Private programme director.

Read Bruno's full interview on De Tijd and L'Echo

'This coaching gives you a clear view of the entire company'

"Throughout the years, one becomes used to business blind spots. Management gains from a reflective moment, to stop and discuss with a Best Managed Companies coach about what you take for granted," says Carl Dewulf, CEO of LVD Company.

Read Carl's full interview on and

'We reviewed our inventory and risk management'

"It's not just to 'add a feather to our hat'. With the other distinctions obtained, [the Best Managed Companies-label] shows that we are a serious company," says Robert Eyben, CEO of CE+T Power.

Read Robert's full interview on and

'This label reinforces our questioning culture'

"I'm always ready for external advice. Participating in the Best Managed Companies Program was the opportunity to benefit from an expert external perspective on our ways of working," says Toni Turi, managing partner of EASI.

Read Toni's full interview on and

'We want to keep this label'

'The fact that this is not a competition for the best manager or the best company of the year appeals to me the most. It is an instrument for self-reflection; one can only benefit from it," says Pedro Matthynssens, CEO of Vanbreda Risk & Benefits.

Read Pedro's full interview on and

Belgium offers a unique context for growth

Best Managed Companies not only rewards one successful company, but also presents itself as a business programme where several winners are allowed to carry this title. For these companies, this is a unique opportunity to submit their organisation to the critical eye of a coach.

Read the full article on Trends and Trends Tendances

Best Managed Companies: benchmark for successful companies

Even if an independent jury will choose the first Best Managed Companies of Belgium on 18 April, Deloitte's business programme already has a strong tradition and solid reputation.

Read the full article on Trends and Trends Tendances

Best Managed Companies: where are the hidden champions?

In its search for and support of the Best Managed Companies of Belgium, Deloitte relies on the expertise and input of independent partners with a solid reputation: Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and Econopolis.

Read the full article on Trends and Trends Tendances

Best Managed Companies: building a community of leaders

Which Belgian company excels in the way it works and therefore deserves the Best Managed Company quality label? This question will be answered in April 2018 when Deloitte presents the first awards in our country.

Read the full article on Trends and Trends Tendances

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