NCC has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for the ninth time in a row. The awards programme, which is led by Deloitte Ireland, promotes and recognises excellence in Irish owned and managed companies. This is the first year where the awards programme returned as an in-person event following the pandemic and culminated with a gala awards ceremony at The Convention Centre Dublin.
Nine new businesses were awarded Ireland’s Best Managed Companies accolade at the 14th annual awards programme, led by Deloitte in association with Bank of Ireland. This year, Deloitte recognised 136 indigenous companies at the awards representing 25 of the 32 counties across Ireland. Entrants to the programme compete for the designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices in addition to the strategy, capability, innovation, culture and financial performance of their companies.
Ninth consecutive win for NCC
NCC demonstrated once again superior business performance for the ninth consecutive year.
Commenting on the award, Alan Looney, Managing Director, NCC said: “This year was once again a challenging landscape to navigate, however our employees showed huge resilience in the face of unprecedented supply chain disruption. They rose to the challenge and ensured that our customers product requirements have been consistently met. Our recent positive customer survey results combined with once again winning this prestigious award has solidified the commitment and dedication that we have to our clients and partners across all the sectors that we operate.”
Brian Murphy, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte said: “Year-on-year we’re impressed by the businesses that qualify and requalify for our Best Managed Companies Awards and in another uncertain year, the entries continued to raise the bar. Despite the challenges these businesses faced, the management teams of the winning companies have embraced new opportunities for innovation and growth, offering best-in-class products and services to their customers and retaining their competitive advantage in a world that is ever-changing.”
Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland and judging panel member said: “A stand out from the judging process this year was the distinct focus of the Best Managed Companies on their local communities, despite their own 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: “This has been quite a year for Irish businesses, a year that began in 2022 in the grip of a global health crisis, with businesses grappling to emerge from pandemic restrictions being met almost immediately by new challenges, the global equilibrium rocked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rapid inflationary pressure, tightening labour markets, not to mention, the almost forgotten, but prevailing Brexit tailwinds. 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 be able to support them through this year, as their Bank in many cases and also through our Coaches on the BMC programme.”
About the Best Managed Companies Awards
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. Entrants to the programme will compete for this designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. Programme sponsors are Bank of Ireland, the IMI and the Business Post. For further information, visit www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.
International History of Best Managed Companies Programme
The Best Managed Companies Programme originated in Canada in 1993, where it has been run successfully ever since and is the country’s leading business awards programme. In addition to Ireland and Canada, the programme is currently run in a total of 48 countries including China, The US, Southeast Asia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Mexico and Chile.
Founded in 1969, NCC is a leading raw material and sourcing specialist with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. NCC’s customers include some of the largest companies in the world and suppliers are amongst the most respected. Markets serviced: Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Food Production, as well as Agrochemical, Mining and Industrial markets. Certified to ISO 9001:2015, Repak and the Responsible Care Programs including Good Trade and Distribution Practise (GTDP). In addition, NCC is assessed to SQAS. NCC is a regular recipient of industry awards including; Global Supplier of the Year Award from a major Pharmaceutical multinational and is a Deloitte Best Managed Company for the last nine years.
Kieran Lombard – Marketing and Communications Manager