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Best Managed Companies – Can You Join the Growing Network?

Applications are now being invited from indigenous Irish companies from all industries for the 2013 Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, which IMI has been involved with since the programme was launched in Ireland five years ago.

Twenty companies which demonstrate superior business performance will be recognised at the end of the Best Managed Companies process in March 2013, with three companies specifically identified for high quality submissions in the areas of strategy, capability and commitment, which are the cornerstones of the Best Managed Company criteria.

The closing date for entries is 24 August 2012.

These awards recognise quality companies across the island of Ireland that have demonstrated superior business performance. The winners over the first four years of the programme have total revenues of over €10 billion and employ over 24,000 people, emphasising the importance of indigenous Irish companies to Ireland’s economy.

An independent judging panel will measure prospective companies’ performance by looking at a broad range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and management performance across all key functions of the business. The Best Managed Companies Awards programme considers companies from every perspective and evaluates the management practices of companies. The judging panel will take a holistic view of the companies, their performance in relation to their peers, and the industries that they are operating in, in order to determine management success.

The awards, which are open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland, offer benefits to all companies entering the programme – not just the winners. Valuable insights into the ingredients for long-term success of their business will be available to all applicants – and those who progress through the awards process will receive customised coaching and feedback. While in addition, winners will receive national and peer recognition, the opportunity to network with their peers in the industry at a gala awards ceremony and attend the IMI organised symposium. The ’Best Managed’ designation is an important marketing tool – but, perhaps most importantly, the awards provide a reason to celebrate the efforts of the entire company.

For further information and details of how to enter the awards, visit www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.

The closing date for entries is 24 August 2012.

The winners of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards will be announced in March 2013.

Entry Criteria
To enter the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme, companies must meet the criteria listed below. Applications can be made online at www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.

  • Irish/Northern Irish substantially privately owned, managed and controlled companies (incorporated in either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland)
  • Turnover in excess of €5million (STG£4 million)
  • Established for at least 5 years
  • Demonstration of superior financial results over past 3 years (in relation to their peers)