Commenting on the award, Leo Mac Canna, Ocuco CEO, said, “It’s an honour to be nominated as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for the fifth consecutive year. It is a credit to our Management Team, but above all, to each and every Ocuco employee. Thanks to Deloitte and Bank of Ireland for running this fantastic event, which we are honoured to be a part of.” Mac Canna added that the framework provided by Deloitte provides an excellent foundation for examining management strategy.
Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme promotes and recognises excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies and is the only award scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. The companies received recognition following a detailed judging process that evaluates the entire management team and business strategy in some of Ireland’s top privately owned businesses, looking beyond financial performance at areas such as a company’s environmental, social and governance standards, strategic planning and talent strategy.
Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland and judging panel member, commented: “A stand out from the judging process this year was the distinct focus of the Best Managed Companies on their local communities, despite their international growth and ambition. Businesses have a vital role to play in our society. It was clear from the entries this year that they were having a positive impact not only on their own business but also on the communities around them. I look forward to seeing how these businesses continue to invest, grow and contribute to our wider society.”
Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking, said: “The performance of these Best Managed Companies throughout the pandemic and these more recent headwinds is a testament to the energy, resilience and skills of their respective management teams and staff who have all been resolutely tested in ways we could not have predicted over the last few years. Bank of Ireland has been delighted to support them this year, as their Bank in many cases and our Coaches on the BMC programme.”