Collins McNicholas was delighted to be awarded one of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2014 on Friday last, 7th March 2014. The company was also awarded a special commendation under the award criteria ‘Capability’. The symposium and awards ceremony was held at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Dublin with over 700 guests in attendance. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Miriam O’Callaghan, RTE. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny was guest speaker.
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across the island of Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance.
Commenting on the award, Niall Murray, General Manager, Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services said: “We are delighted to receive this Award. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff who have helped build the business over the last 24 years. We would like to extend our thanks to all our clients and candidates for their loyalty over the years.”
Former CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Frank Ryan, chaired the independent judging panel that took a holistic approach to measuring company performance, looking at strategy, capability, commitment, and management performance, in addition to financials. The Best Managed Companies Awards Programme is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective.
Commenting, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, said: “It is great to see so many indigenous Irish companies achieving this best in class standard and a good sign we can achieve the aim of becoming the best small country in the world for business. Companies like the award-winners are the job creators who are crucial to our economic recovery. The Government wants to build on the 61,000 new jobs created last year and, through the Action Plan for Jobs, will continue a relentless focus on creating jobs in the domestic economy.”
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte and judging panel member echoed the Taoiseach’s comments saying: “As the Irish economy continues to strengthen the outlook for the winning companies is extremely positive. They have all demonstrated an exceptional ability to innovate and grow and are now excellently positioned to benefit as the outlook for Ireland Inc continues to improve.”
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme is open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland. Details of entry for the 2014/2015 programme will be issued in the coming weeks on www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.
Andrew Hastings, CEO of Barclays Bank Ireland, added, “As a lead sponsor, we have witnessed first-hand how some of Ireland’s best managed companies are excelling. Having mentored and supported each of them throughout the process, we have been particularly impressed by their ability to adapt and display best practice management across a wide range of key business areas. It is clear that the companies recognised today have succeeded in applying this winning formula and I believe they are setting a great example for all businesses across Ireland.”
The Best Managed Companies Awards Programme was created to recognise the overall success of a company, including management strength, ability to innovate, strategic initiatives and financial performance – all the elements that contribute to a Best Managed company. The ’Best Managed’ designation is an important marketing tool for the winning companies – but, perhaps most importantly, the award provides a reason to celebrate the efforts of the entire company.