The company, which demonstrated superior business performance to scoop the award, was recognised at an awards event in Dublin’s Convention Centre, marking the eighth year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme in association with Barclays Bank Ireland.
The awards were attended by over 800 people from the Irish business community. Frank Ryan, Chair of the independent judging panel, was keynote speaker on the night.
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland that are operating at the highest levels of business performance. The network of 115 Best Managed Companies now employs over 47,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €10billion.
Commenting on the award, Alan Hogan, MD, Heat Merchants Group, said, “We are delighted to have been selected to receive this accolade and it is a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at Heat Merchants Group.”
He added, “The award endorses our management strategy of building a fundamentally strong business which will allow us to continue to grow and be more resilient into the future by investing in our infrastructure, our people and the offering to our customers”.
Sixteen companies from around Ireland were awarded ‘Best Managed’ status for the first time this year. This followed a lengthy qualification and judging process in which the complete performance of a business was assessed, moving beyond finances to areas such as operational excellence, strategy and human resource processes. Heat Merchants Group is the first company in the HVAC or plumbing and tiling industries to have been recognised.
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner of Deloitte and judging panel member commented, “Congratulations to all the 2016 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 47,000 people and generating turnover of €10billion.”
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