Belfast Telegraph

Four companies from province crowned at business awards

Four companies from Northern Ireland were named winners at a all-island business competition on Friday night.

Genesis Crafty, Mount Charles Catering, Portview Fit-out and SLA Mobile were crowned in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin. Sixteen other companies from throughout Ireland also picked up awards at the event which featured the chairman of Goldman Sachs Peter Sutherland as the guest speaker.

"Despite the negative sentiment that currently prevails, the Best Managed Companies Awards programme shows that indigenous companies are a cornerstone of growth in both the Northern Irish and Irish economies - which can and will play an important role in their overall recovery," said Glenn Roberts, senior partner for Deloitte Belfast. "For proof of this, you need look no further than this year's winners."

An independent judging panel chaired by Denis Brosnan - former managing director of the Kerry Group and renowned business leader - measured company performance by looking at a broad range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and management performance across all key functions of the business. This year, the judging panel also focussed on how companies were planning for sustainable growth.