Glenisk's Managing Director Vincent Cleary.

Offaly's Glenisk named as one of Ireland's best-managed companies

Offaly dairy company Glenisk has been named as one of Ireland's best-managed companies.

The Killeigh firm requalified for the accolade this year, having also been recognised in previous years at the Best Managed Companies awards which are led by Deloitte in association with Bank of Ireland.

At this year's event Deloitte recognised 130 indigenous companies, representing 24 of Ireland's 32 counties.

This network of companies has a combined turnover of €17 billion and €3 billion of exports sales, providing employment for over 53,000 people across Ireland across a range of sectors from manufacturing and tech to construction and food and beverage.

A detailed judging process precedes the recognition, evaluating the entire management team and business strategy.

The judges look beyond financial performance to areas such as a company’s environmental, social and governance standards, strategic planning, and talent strategy, when recognising Ireland's top privately-owned businesses.

Brian Murphy of Deloitte, said: "This year we're celebrating 15 years of the Best Managed Companies programme and the incredible companies that have qualified.

"Even though this year's cohort faced into another challenging period, over the past 15 years we’ve seen how indigenous Irish businesses find opportunities in change," he commented.

Finance Minister Michael McGrath, who spoke at the awards ceremony, added: "I am delighted to see the remarkable achievements of these home-grown companies, who have demonstrated immense resilience, innovation, and commitment to sustainable growth.

"This year's recipients of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards encapsulate the forward-thinking approach that defines Irish business.

“Despite challenging headwinds and uncertainty, the Irish economy continues to perform remarkably well and the contribution that these companies make cannot be understated — providing employment to over 53,000 individuals and contributing €3 billion to our export sales.

"The businesses showcased here are emblematic of the resilience of our people and the underlying strength of our economic fundamentals," Minister McGrath concluded.