Mount Charles winners at Best Managed awards

Mount Charles MD Cathal Geoghegan, left, and chairman Trevor Annon, right, with Richard Howard of Deloitte Ireland
Mount Charles MD Cathal Geoghegan, left, and chairman Trevor Annon, right, with Richard Howard of Deloitte Ireland

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

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

“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,” said MD Cathal Geoghegan.

“It’s an exciting time for us; we have just made a £1.6 million 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 were awarded “Best Managed” status for the first time this year, following a detailed qualification and judging process.

Seventeen reached “gold standard” having secured best managed status for four consecutive years, while 10 others attained platinum club status.

“Congratulations to all the 2017 winners,” said Deloitte managing partner and judge Brendan Jennings.

“All the companies here tonight are at the end of a long process of evaluation, which makes their 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.”