Viatel has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ gold standard companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the fourth consecutive year, was recognised at an awards gala dinner at Dublin’s Convention Centre on 3 March 2017.

The awards marked the ninth year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland. The awards were attended by over 900 people from the Irish business community.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance. The network of 127 Best Managed Companies now employs over 60,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €11bn. Recognising the importance of overseas markets for Irish companies, the Best Managed Companies also recorded an average growth in sales of 44% over the last three years.

Viatel was among seventeen companies from around Ireland who were presented with a “gold standard” accolade having secured “Best Managed” status for four consecutive years. This took into consideration the complete performance of the business, looking beyond the finances at criteria such as operational excellence, strategy and human resource processes.

Commenting at the awards, Viatel director of sales and marketing, Damien McCann said, “We are delighted to win the Gold Standard Deloitte Best Managed Company Award for the fourth year running. At Viatel we pride ourselves as Ireland’s fastest business broadband connectivity provider with an unrivalled customer service compared to our competitors. This reward recognises the continued success of the Viatel team striving to always deliver a first-class service to customers”.

Managing Partner of Deloitte and judging panel member, Brendan Jennings commented:
“Congratulations to all the 2017 winners. All the companies here tonight are at the end of a long process of evaluation, which makes their Best Managed 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.”

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, is open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland. It is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective.

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