Mount Charles awarded platinum status at Ireland’s Best Managed Companies ceremony

09 Mar 2017

Mount Charles has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies, achieving Platinum Club status in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme.

The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the seventh year running, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 3rd March.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance.

Commenting on the award, Cathal Geoghegan, Managing Director of Mount Charles said: “I think I speak on behalf of the entire Mount Charles team when I say we are delighted to receive Platinum Club status as one of Ireland’s best managed companies for seven years running.

“The awards take into consideration the complete performance of a business; including financial success, operational excellence, strategy and HR processes and so achieving this accolade is indicative of our unwavering commitment to best practice in all areas as we continue to grow and diversify as a business.

“It’s an exciting time for us; we have just made a £1.6m investment in our state of the art new headquarters and have ambitious plans to reach revenue of £50m by 2020, with employee headcount projected to rise from 2,000 to 3,000 as we hit that target.

“Our overall vision is clear; to be both a business partner and employer of choice throughout Ireland and the UK,” he added.

Sixteen companies from around Ireland were awarded “Best Managed” status for the first time this year, following a detailed qualification and judging process. This took into consideration the complete performance of the business, looking beyond the finances at criteria such as operational excellence, strategy and human resource processes.

Seventeen companies were presented with a “gold standard” accolade having secured “Best Managed” status for four consecutive years. Eleven companies were also presented with a “platinum club” accolade having secured “Best Managed” status for seven consecutive years. An additional 83 companies re-qualified having upheld the standard of a Deloitte Best Managed Company, following a comprehensive review process.

Managing Partner of Deloitte and judging panel member, Brendan Jennings commented: “Congratulations to all the 2017 winners. All the companies here tonight are at the end of a long process of evaluation, which makes their Best Managed designation even more rewarding and valuable as a marketing tool for their business. It is clear that these companies make an invaluable contribution to the Irish economy - employing 60,000 people and generating turnover of €11bn.”

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, is open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland. It is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective.

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