NCC was named last night, Wednesday, 8th September, as a winner at the 2021 Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the prestigious event took place virtually this year. The awards programme, led by Deloitte Ireland and in association with Bank of Ireland promotes and recognises excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies. This year’s programme saw the highest number of new applicants in its thirteen-year history. The winning companies represent 26 counties across the island of Ireland and come from a range of sectors. With this year’s new winners, there are now 139 companies that are recognised as Ireland’s Best Managed Companies. This network of companies has a combined turnover of €8.5 billion and employs a total of 40,000 people.
Eighth consecutive win for NCC
NCC demonstrated once again superior business performance for the eighth consecutive year. On receiving the award, NCC’s Managing Director Alan Looney commented:
“It is fantastic to be named once again as a Best Managed Company. Though the last 12 months have been challenging, we have performed exceptionally well under demanding circumstances. This award recognises not only the extraordinary work ethos of the individuals employed at NCC but the commitment and dedication that as a company we have to our customers and partners across all the sectors that we operate.”
Anya Cummins, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte Ireland said:
“This year, a record number of applications to the Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme were received. The quality of the applicants demonstrated the extraordinarily high-quality businesses operating across the island of Ireland today. In a relentlessly challenging year, the winning companies displayed true bravery in how they adapted to change, with many innovating and some even accelerating their plans for their businesses.”
Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland and judging panel member commented:
“This year’s winning companies had robust strategies in place prior to the pandemic, which enabled them to respond comprehensively to the changing situations they found themselves in. With no sector untouched by the impact of Covid-19, many companies remained committed to ensuring that they did not fall into the trap of doing things like they had always been done, just because that had worked in the past; in fact, many companies took the extraordinary challenge as an opportunity to develop and improve processes.”
“The judges noted that, despite the risk of falling into crisis mode and focusing solely on the immediate challenges facing their businesses, the winning companies were adept at maintaining a long-term view of where their organisations were going and a strong clarity of purpose on what the business was trying to achieve, and why.”
Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking and judging panel member said:
“Over the last number of years the companies in the Best Managed Companies network have shown huge strength in the face of disruption and uncertainty. This year in particular – a year that tested Irish businesses like never before – the judges noted the commitment, bravery, resilience and tenacity of the applicant companies.”
The members of this year’s judging panel were Frank Ryan, Chair of the Judging Panel; Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland; Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking; Kate Malone, Director of Human Resources, IMI; Feargal Mooney, Non-Executive Director, Meetings booker and Colm O’Reilly, CEO, The Business Post.
About the Best Managed Companies Awards
Ireland’s Best Managed Companies awards programme, led by Deloitte Ireland 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 Irish Management Institute, the Business Post, the Family Business Network Ireland and Salesforce. For further information, visit www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.
International History of Best Managed Companies Awards Programme
The Best Managed Companies Awards 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 37 countries including China, The US, Southeast Asia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Mexico and Chile, with upcoming launches planned in three other countries.
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 eight years.
Kieran Lombard – Marketing and Communications Manager