Dublin, March 15, 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 fifth consecutive year, was recognised at an awards gala dinner at Dublin’s Convention Centre on 15 March 2018.
The awards marked the tenth 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. Exports account for one quarter of total sales of companies shortlisted for 2018 Best Managed Companies Awards. 59 companies, with total sales of 3 billion euro, employing over 17,000 people shortlisted.
Anya Cummins, Partner, M&A Advisory, Deloitte commented: “The companies shortlisted for our 10th annual awards include some of the most successful indigenous Irish companies in the market. Some have been in business for years, others are newer, but all have succeeded in driving their businesses forward through recent challenging years. There are new challenges on the horizon including the uncertainty around which Brexit scenario will transpire, which continues to linger in the public discourse. With our shortlisted companies deriving one quarter of their total sales from exports, this is a very pertinent issue for them, and highlights the importance of strong management teams.”
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 fifth 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”.