Applications open for Deloitte's 'Best Managed Companies Awards' 2020

  • Pictured are Ruairi Mussen, Head of Development Lending at Bank of Ireland;  Glenn Roberts, Partner at Deloitte and Dermot Mullan, Group Finance Director at Braidwater.

    Deloitte in association with Bank of Ireland, is calling on ambitious companies in Northern Ireland to apply for this year’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme.

    The programme, now in its 12th year, recognises indigenous business success throughout Ireland and celebrates companies which are demonstrating exceptional growth strategies.

    The network of Best Managed Companies has been developed over the last decade. It now stands at more than 130 businesses, including 27 from Northern Ireland.

    Last year, hospitality group Beannchor, construction products maker FP McCann and precision hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Northern Hydraulics were awarded Best Managed status for the first time.

    Glenn Roberts, Partner at Deloitte, said: “The Best Managed Companies network continues to grow year-on-year and we believe that it is important to recognise and celebrate their impressive performance, especially at a time of such economic uncertainty.”

    Thirteen companies were last year presented with the “gold standard”, having secured Best Managed status for four consecutive years. These included Denroy Plastics, Learning Pool and Novosco. A further 13 were awarded “platinum standard”, having won for seven years in a row, including Kestrel Foods and McCue Fit-Out.

    Derry-based housebuilder Braidwater requalified for Best Managed status last year. Dermot Mullan, its group finance director said: “The programme has forced us to evaluate and rethink our business model, putting us on the right track for future growth.

    “Some of Northern Ireland’s most successful businesses have come through the programme and we’re delighted to be one of them."

    Those companies whose applications are successful will have access to exclusive and personalised coaching sessions from both Deloitte and Bank of Ireland representatives.


    For further information and details of how to enter the awards, visit: The closing date for entries is Friday 27th September 2019. Companies that are successful at the end of this process will be announced in March 2020.

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