Tuesday, June 10 14:04:38
Deloitte, the leading business advisory firm, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, has launched the 2014/2015 Best Managed Companies Awards Programme.
The indigenous Irish companies that are successful in this year's programme will join the growing network of almost 100 leading companies that have been recognised in the six years since the programme began.
The Best Managed Companies Awards Programme recognises companies of outstanding quality that have demonstrated superior business performance, and showcases the power of the best Irish indigenous companies. The winners over the first six years of the programme have total revenues of approximately E7 billion. The companies recognised for the first time in year six of the programme alone employ nearly 5,000 people.
Competing companies will be put through a rigorous judging process, measuring a company's performance using a wide range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and management performance across all key functions of the business. Companies that are successful at the end of this process will be announced in March 2015.
For the first time, at the awards gala in March 2015, 'platinum' winners will be recognised - these are companies that have been awarded Best Managed status each year since the programme began.
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte and judging panel member, noted: "Over the first six years of the programme, the awards have showcased the very best of Irish businesses and their successes. The Best Managed Companies accolade is an acknowledgement of their achievement. We are now once again searching for like-minded businesses to join this special network. The programme is ready to recognise companies that strive to deliver better, and to do so consistently. We're excited about hearing from companies that subscribe to this ethos."