Ambitious businesses urged to enter Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards

Deloitte partner Glenn Roberts and Cathal Geoghegan from Hendersons, a previous Best Managed recipient, urge companies to apply for this year’s Best Management Companies awards by the September 28 deadline

COMPANIES in the north have until Friday September 28 to apply for this year's Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme, run in association with Bank of Ireland, which showcases the success of indigenous companies and recognises the contribution they make to the all-island economy.

The network of Best Managed Companies developed over the last decade now stands at 137 businesses, with 22 companies achieving Best Managed status and joining the network for the first time in 2018, including five from Northern Ireland.

The new entrants included Co Down-based food-service owners Around Noon, Derry-based house-builder Braidwater, electrical services company GES Group from Newtownabbey, design and manufacturing company Edge Innovate from Dungannon, and Ready Egg, a Fermanagh-based business which produces pasteurised liquid egg products.

A number of Northern Ireland-based companies have been awarded Best Managed status for several years in a row, including CDE Global, Mount Charles, Denroy Plastic and Henderson Group.

Deloitte partner Glenn Roberts said: “For ten years now, we've met and worked alongside some of the finest companies across Ireland. Some were established after spotting opportunities during the downturn and others are long term family companies that have adapted to changes in the local and global economies to achieve significant growth.

“We're proud of the contribution Northern Irish companies have made to the network and hope that more local companies will join the five who achieved Best Managed status for the first time last year.

"We eagerly anticipate the further growth of this network in the coming awards programme and I'm very pleased to welcome Bank of Ireland as our partner again this year.”

The Best Managed Companies judging panel considers companies from every perspective, using a wide range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and management performance and practices.

They also evaluate companies and their performance in relation to their peers, and the industries that they are operating in, to determine management success.

Those who are successful and progress through the awards process will receive customised feedback and coaching from Deloitte and Bank of Ireland.

Their strategy and capabilities are assessed through the coaching process, with an independent view and validation on their strategic direction provided.

Winners also receive national and peer recognition, the opportunity to network at the gala awards ceremony and attend a symposium organised by the IMI.

:: For further information and details of how to enter the awards, visit

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