Stewart has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. This year’s winning companies were recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 7 March 2014. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, congratulated the award winners in a keynote speech at the event.
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.
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 demonstrated an exceptional ability to innovate and grow and are now excellently positioned to benefit as the outlook for Ireland Inc continues to improve.”
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.
Stewart are proud of the contribution made by of all of its personnel in achieving this award.