NI Firms Urged To Enter Best Managed Companies Awards Programme

Deloitte is urging all top Northern Irish businesses to submit entries for the 2014/2015 Best Managed Companies Awards Programme which will close for applications this Friday, 8th August.

The Northern 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, in association with Barclays, recognises companies of outstanding quality that have demonstrated superior business performance, and showcases the power of the best Northern Irish firms. The winners across Ireland over the first six years of the programme have total revenues of over £5 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.

Glenn Roberts, Partner at Deloitte, Belfast, noted: "Over the first six years of the programme, the awards have showcased the very best of Northern 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."

The only awards programme that considers companies from every perspective and evaluates the management practices of companies, the Best Managed Companies 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.

Related Northern Ireland Business News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

06 March 2012
HiberniaEvros Makes Ireland’s Best Managed Companies List
HiberniaEvros Technology Group, the Irish owned managed services company, has been named as one of the country's 'Best Managed' companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme. Twenty companies which demonstrated superior business performance were recognised at this year’s awards.
20 February 2020
Support Programme For Women In Business Launches
An initiative to support aspiring female entrepreneurs has launched across Northern Ireland in collaboration with the 11 local councils. Potential delegates can engage with one of three programmes as well as attending a variety of female networking events.
09 October 2001
B.I.C. Systems wins £2 million UK council deal
A leading IT company with headquarters in Belfast and Dublin recently beat off competition from 94 other companies across the UK to win a £2 million contract which will provide computerised management systems for a leading English local authority. B.I.C.
29 May 2002
Innovative programme will help companies grow
Manufacturing companies will be assisted to add significant value to their operations and position themselves for faster growth by applying knowledge-led techniques through an innovative business improvement programme.
10 May 2011
Enterprise Ireland 'Saves €15m'
The Irish Republic's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has today launched Enterprise Ireland's new Lean Business initiative. Launching the programme Richard Bruton said: "This major initiative will help Irish companies significantly improve their competitiveness in international markets and increase their export sales.