THREE Kildare companies have been awarded the title of Deloitte Best Managed Companies.
Irish Dog Foods Limited, Dennison Trailers and KTL, all based in Naas, took part in a detailed judging and qualification process, to emerge as cream of the crop.
The award evaluates the management team and business strategy while looking beyond financial performance, the award focuses on the operational excellence, strategic planning, governance and talent strategy at some of Irelands top privately owned businesses.
The winners are part of a network that includes 136 companies who were awarded the status of Best Managed this year.
Anya Cummins, Partner at Deloitte commented, “The Best Managed Companies process is a rigorous one, examining every facet of an organisation, and the bar is set high by our judging panel. As ever, the spread of companies, right around the country and across a number of industries, underlines the importance of Irish and Northern Irish companies to the economy”.
Commenting on the award, Liam Queally, CEO, Irish Dog Foods said: “ For Irish Dog Foods, Innovation is the key to our success, we realised that combining this with other core competencies like quality products, service and vision would ensure that we would have a core strategy for growth in a competitive landscape. Over the years our world has evolved from what was feeding dogs leftovers from our tables to a cross range of high-end diets that include Grain free, Organic and fresh meat inclusion. The customer we serve today is no longer the pet owner but, the pet parent.”