05/08/2014

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.

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