Belgium’s Best Managed Companies
Deloitte Private launched the Belgium’s Best Managed Companies programme in collaboration with Econopolis to coach and recognise privately owned and controlled Belgian companies that are operating at the highest levels of business performance.
The first edition of Belgium’s Best Managed Companies, one of Deloitte Private’s most prominent programmes, was launched in September 2017. Over 30 privately owned and controlled companies across Belgium entered Phase I of the programme. Each one had to meet the criteria of having over €10 million in annual revenue, more than 25 employees, and being financially best in class in their sector.
The programme is based on a proven global framework in which management abilities and practices are assessed according to the following pillars: clear strategy, strong capabilities, talent commitment, and financial performance. The participating companies shortlisted for Phase II were assessed on the four pillars and had face-to-face meetings with BMC coaches. In March, an independent jury judged each company for evaluating their calibre of management abilities and practices.
Celebrating Belgian entrepreneurship
The first Best Managed Companies were revealed and celebrated at the Best Managed Companies Symposium and Gala Ceremony on 27 April. Held at Deloitte’s Gateway office, the event was attended by over 100 business leaders and management team members. The seven companies recognised for operating at the highest levels of business excellence were: CE+T, EASI, E.D.&A., LVD Company, Protime, Vanbreda Risk & Benefits, and Vandersanden Group.
The Symposium featured keynote presentations by Geert Noels from Econopolis and Rik Vera from nexxworks. A CEO panel discussion on the characteristics of a Best Managed Company included Françoise Chombar from Melexis, Bernard Delvaux from Sonaca, and Thierry Geerts from Google Belgium.
Deloitte Private is proud to support and recognise the strengths of these seven privately owned and managed companies. They have demonstrated the strategic capabilities to innovate systematically, implement high-performing processes to manage opportunities and overcome risks, and focus on talent and leadership development.