Belfast Telegraph

Firms 'rising to the challenge' set to reap awards in Deloitte scheme

Businesses who believe they are rising to the challenges of tough economic times are invited to apply for a major awards scheme.

Deloitte's Best Managed Companies Awards Programme aims to reward companies across Ireland which have shown superior business performance.

The business advisory firm said companies from all industries could submit applications, with last year's winners coming from a wide range of sectors, from food and beverage to financial services. Northern Ireland was represented among last year's finalists by Genesis Crafty, Mount Charles Catering, Portview Fit-Out and SLA Mobile.

Glenn Roberts, senior partner at Deloitte Belfast, said judges would look closely at innovative strategies.

"Over the last three years of the competition, we have seen companies tackle the challenges and issues that they have faced head on. They have implemented innovative strategies with a strong focus on diversification, product development and research and development, overseas expansion and talent management.

"The theme of this year's programme is 'rising to the challenge', which reflects our belief that local companies are doing just that."

The programme is sponsored by Irish Life Corporate Business. For further information and details of how to enter visit The closing date for entries is August 12.