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Deloitte announce 2015 Best Managed Companies Award winners

110 companies, with a combined turnover of €10 billion, celebrate receiving the Best Managed Company Award 11 companies awarded the platinum Best Managed accolade, having retained the award every year since the awards programme began

Deloitte announce 2015 Best Managed Companies Award winners

On the 6th March 2015 – Deloitte marked the 7th year of its prestigious Best Managed Awards Programme by announcing that 110 companies from across Ireland have received the Best Managed Companies award. The awards, held in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, were attended by over 800 from the Irish business community.  Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, gave a keynote address at the awards gala.

First time recipients of the award shared the stage with platinum award winners - companies that have retained their Best Managed status for seven consecutive years – every year since the awards began. 18 companies were also presented with the gold standard accolade having secured the Best Managed status for the fourth consecutive year. An additional 64 companies re-qualified as a Best Managed Company, having upheld the standard of a Deloitte Best Managed Company, following a comprehensive review process.

These companies have a combined turnover of almost €10 billion and the largest proportion, 21%, are drawn from the technology, media and telecommunication industries.  This network of excellence is made up of companies from all around Ireland, and they represent the benchmark of success across industries including construction, manufacturing, ICT, hospitality and catering, among others.

Three first time winners were singled out for special recognition – Easons for commitment, Openmind Networks for excellence in strategy; and Chain Reaction Cycles Ltd for capability, which are the cornerstones of the Best Managed Companies Awards criteria. Former CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Frank Ryan, chaired the independent judging panel that took a holistic approach to measuring the complete company performance that went beyond a focus on financials.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, congratulated the winning companies: “At the heart of our jobs plan is creating a powerful engine of Irish enterprise alongside the multinational sector. Over the past three years we have seen major progress in this area, with well over 15,000 extra people at work in these companies over that time.

“The quality of management in Irish companies is an area which we have specifically targeted, as it makes a major difference to the performance of our indigenous businesses. Through the Action Plan for Jobs we are delivering a range of new measures to address this, including improved mentoring and better management support programmes.

“This programme shows what is possible in Irish businesses with improved management and I congratulate all involved on their excellent achievement.”

The first time recipients of a Best Managed Company Award are:

 

Chain Reaction Cycles Ltd

Antrim

Consumer Business

Clancy Construction

Tipperary

Construction

Comfort Keepers

Dublin

Non-medical healthcare

EPS Group

Cork

Construction

Extraspace Solutions Ltd

Dublin

Construction

H2  Group

Kerry

Consumer Business

Hill Engineering Limited

Down

Manufacturing

IIS Ltd

Dublin

TMT

IT Force Ltd

Dublin

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Joyces Supermarkets

Galway

Supermarket Group

Meaghers Pharmacy

Dublin

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Total Mobile Holdings

Antrim

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

Eason & Son Ltd

Dublin

Consumer Business

Wastebeaters

Antrim

Energy and Resources

Henry Group

Derry

Manufacturing

Samco Agricultural Manufacturing

Limerick

Manufacturing

Openmind Networks

Dublin

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

 

The platinum standard companies – those who have secured ‘Best Managed’ status for the seventh time - are:

 

Ace Express Freight

Dublin

Freight Forwarding

CDE

Tyrone

Manufacturing

Clontarf Castle

Dublin

Hotel

Galway Clinic

Galway

Healthcare

H&K International

Dublin

Logistics

Kainos

Antrim

Technology

KDD

Dublin

Manufacturing

Medicare Pharmacy Group

Antrim

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Musgrave Group

Cork

Consumer Business

Sam McCauley Chemists

Wexford

Consumer Business

System Dynamics

Dublin

Technology, Media, Telecommunications

 

Commenting on this year’s programme, Managing Partner of Deloitte and judging panel member, Brendan Jennings, said: “Our congratulations to all those companies celebrating their Best Managed status. Whether receiving this accolade for the first or the seventh time, it is no mean feat, and it reflects a high level of commitment and capability. In working closely with these companies for the best part of a year, it’s clear to see why they are being recognised as Best Managed. It is a defined strategy, clearly communicated and executed; a belief in innovation in products and practices as a cornerstone of growth; a recognition of the importance of R&D spend; and an intuitive understanding of their marketplace.”

Head of Large Corporates for Barclays Bank Ireland, Helen Kelly added: “Success is not just about the strength of a company’s management team but how their strengths are leveraged to maximise that company’s potential and this is something that we at Barclays have witnessed over the past few weeks and months in working with each of these best managed companies. As lead sponsor, it has been a great pleasure to mentor and support each of these management teams and on behalf of everyone at Barclays I would like to congratulate them sincerely on their awards.”

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, 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 2015/2016 programme will be issued in the coming weeks on www.deloittebestmanaged.ie. 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.

Issued on behalf of Deloitte by Murray

For further information

Aoibheann O’Sullivan / Jill Farrelly

Murray

01 498 0300

aosullivan@murrayconsultants.ie / jfarrelly@murrayconsultants.ie

Claire Quinn

Deloitte

01 417 2356

cquinn@deloitte.ie

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). For the first time, platinum winners have been recognised - these are companies that have been awarded Best Managed status for seven consecutive years. 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.

 

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