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
Made In West-Vlaanderen
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.