Over 50 companies have been shortlisted in this year’s Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, including three from Galway; Acorn Life, Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group and JSL Group Ltd/Stewart.
Over 40% of the shortlisted companies operate in the consumer business space, with a further 30% from the tech industry. Among the shortlisted companies are 25 that are competing for the first time with the remaining companies seeking Gold and Platinum status in the programme. Over half of the new companies are in the technology and software sectors.
Richard Howard, Lead Partner on Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies Programme commented, “Almost half of the shortlisted companies this year are new to the programme and this is really encouraging. It’s evidence of the continuous stream of ambitious home-grown enterprises in Ireland. The challenge for all of us is to support these businesses and make it easy for them, and in turn the wider economy, to grow.”
Shortlisted companies work with coaches from Deloitte and sponsors Barclays, as they face an in-depth review by the judging panel of every aspect of their operations. Each must demonstrate how their organisation is meeting its strategic objectives and adding value to the business, while receiving feedback.
The winners will be announced in March 2017.