Mannok one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2021

Entrants to the programme are evaluated for their management abilities and practices in addition to the strategy, capability, innovation, culture and financial performance.

Mannok has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies at a virtual awards ceremony, the first time the local construction product manufacturing company has received the prestigious recognition.

Led by Deloitte Ireland in association with Bank of Ireland, Mannok was recognised for the first time at this year’s Best Managed Companies awards, having demonstrated superior business performance, strong leadership and resilience, organisational excellence, and an entrepreneurial approach.

Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme promotes and recognises excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies and is the only awards scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective.

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.

Commenting on the award, Liam McCaffrey, Mannok CEO said: “We are very proud to be recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies, particularly given the unprecedented challenges of Covid and Brexit over the last eighteen months. Our agility in dealing with such trials has undoubtedly contributed to our awards success, and this is down to the excellence of our team of 830. With their resilience and innovative spirit, they continually demonstrate that our people are our greatest strength, and we are extremely thankful to each and every one of them.”

Despite the uncertainty, he said the local business has “continued to progress with our strategic development plans, investment and innovation. In the midst of the pandemic, and with Brexit on the horizon, we undertook a rebrand, developed new sustainable food packaging solutions, and invested millions in industry leading technology to support our growth plans.

“We have further developed our digitisation and skills development programmes, extended our educational partnerships, and actively scaled up our environmental and biodiversity initiatives.

It is this dedication to growing a sustainable business for the benefit of our local region and communities, and the entrepreneurial 'can do' spirit ingrained in our very fibre, that has helped us achieve recognition among the very best,” he concluded.