Barry Group is Best Managed Company….again!

Barry Group has re-qualified as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. Barry Group was first recognised as a Best Managed Company in 2010. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for a fifth year running, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on Friday 7th March. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD congratulated the award winners in a keynote speech at the event. The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across the island of Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance.

Commenting on the award, Jim Barry, Managing Director, Barry Group said, “Being accredited with the Gold Standard from the Deloitte Best Managed Companies was a source of great pride to me and the whole company. I believe passionately in encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation within a team environment, and when Barry Group was announced as one of Deloitte’s best managed companies, it was a great vindication of this belief. For me and the whole team, it’s vital that the values and ethos of the company that have been recognised by such a respected organisation such as Deloitte are maintained and improved on to ensure the company stays moving forward and providing the very best for its customers and employees.” Winners of the awards can apply to requalify as a Deloitte Best Managed for the next two years, following receipt of the award for the first and fourth time. Companies applying for requalification must satisfy the programme eligibility criteria and go through a requalification review process in order to ensure that the companies continue to uphold the standard of a Deloitte Best Managed Company. This year 64 companies, which have previously won the award, requalified.

Commenting, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, said: “It is great to see so many indigenous Irish companies achieving this best-in-class standard and a good sign we can achieve the aim of becoming the best small country in the world of business. Companies like the award-winners are the job creators who are crucial to our economic recovery. The Government wants to build on the 61,000 new jobs created last year and, through the Action Plan for Jobs, will continue a relentless focus on creating jobs in the domestic economy.”