Best Managed Companies: this is how it works | Deloitte Netherlands


How the BMC programme works

An extensive company-wide analysis by external experts, free of charge

The Best Managed Companies programme aims to find the best managed, privately owned companies in the Netherlands. The programme evaluates your company’s management capabilities and practices and recognises overall business performance and growth. This is how the programme works.

Phase 1 - Application and Quickscan

At the beginning of September the application phase for the 2021/2022 programme will open up. During this first phase we verify eligibility by means of a Quickscan. It should only take about 30 minutes to complete this online form with the information on-hand. 

We have updated the programme design, so we can guarantee a better quality output. This redesign resulted in a more intensive programme with a limited capacity of participants. 

All submissions are confidential, and the program is compliant with Deloitte’s privacy and confidentially policies.

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Phase 2 - Questionnaire, evaluation and deep dive

After the Quickscan is evaluated and your participation is approved, you’ll be invited for the second phase. In this phase, the management representatives, employees and the supervisory board (if applicable) complete questionnaires to give us insight into all levels of your organisation. Filling out the online form takes approximately 60 minutes per person.

Based on the given answers, our experienced professionals evaluate your company’s strategy, governance and financials, capabilities and innovation, and culture and commitment. They also compare your performance to industry peers. In deep dive sessions, which take place between January and March, we’ll go through your results and tweak the weak spots. Together we’ll set out actionable next steps, based on best practices and of our experts’ input on the specific topics relevant for your organisation.

Phase 3 - Events, awards and networking

In May, you are invited to our BMC festival, where you can meet leaders of other Best Managed Companies. A jury of corporate leaders presents awards to BMC companies that truly shine in areas such as sustainability and adaptability.

And even when the festivities are over, you will remain part of our global BMC community of over 2,500 best managed companies. You are encouraged to participate in national and global meetings on a diverse range of topics.

Who can apply?

You can apply if your company ticks a few boxes:

  • Turnover in excess of 50 million
  • Established for at least 5 years
  • Perceived as leading or impactful player in its respective (niche-) segment
  • Majority stake owned by Dutch resident persons or entities
  • HQ or major decision center in the Netherlands (operations can be abroad)
  • Fully compliant from legal, tax and ethical perspective
  • Managing services effectively adapting to changing market conditions, over the past three financial years
  • Strong governance structure (cfr. Active advisory board/board of directors)


Are you interested and do you meet all criteria? Sign up for the Best Managed Companies programme 2021/2022. Please note that due to the limited capacity, your application does not guarantee participation in the programme. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via the contact details below. Or take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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