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CDE Global Announced as One of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies

19 March 2018


CDE receives the award for the tenth time as Awards celebrate ten years of recognising management excellence.


CDE Global Ltd has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the tenth year running, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 15 March 2018 and is the only company in Northern Ireland to be on the list every year, for the last ten years.


The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme is celebrating ten years of recognising management excellence. 22 new companies join a requalifying network of more than 100 companies, built over a decade of the programme. The awards, in association with Bank of Ireland, culminated with the Best Managed Companies Awards symposium and gala, which was attended by over 1,000 people from the Irish business community.


In total 137 companies were recognised as Best Managed Companies and have a combined turnover of over €12 billion. 26 of the 32 counties across the island of Ireland were represented by winning companies.


Commenting on the award, Marc Jennings, CEO, CDE said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win this award for Best Managed Company for the tenth consecutive year. This accolade assessed across 4 key pillars including Strategy, Capability, Commitment and Financial performance is testimony to the strength, determination, culture, and resilience of our Team who have skilfully navigated a path through the recession since 2008. A commitment to our strategic goals underpinned by a strong focus on Innovation has delivered value to our Customers across five Industry sectors on a global basis and we are delighted that the outlook remains positive as we continue to focus our collective efforts towards the delivery of our 2020 Vision."


Commenting, Deloitte Partner, Anya Cummins said: “2018 marks the 10th year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme, which has grown from 25 companies in year 1 to 137 in year 10. The programme represents companies from different industries with many industry-specific challenges but also common characteristics such as adaptability, innovation, and ambition. Their stories are the stories of Irish business this past decade, and they are stories of resilience, recovery, and confidence.” 


Andrew Graham, Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking said: “The Best Managed programme puts the spotlight on well-managed companies that are generating strong returns, as well as growing their businesses through investment in technology, a customer-centric approach, and commitment to developing leaders of the future. The process and frameworks used by these businesses continue to serve them well in adapting to and succeeding in the dynamic and ever-evolving global markets in which they now compete. We have been really impressed by not only the breadth of businesses but also their ambition, drive, and determination. I have no doubt that they will continue to set the benchmark for excellence in the years to come and we wish them continued success.” 


The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with Bank of Ireland, promotes and recognises excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies. It is the only awards scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. 

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