Calling for application to Best Managed Companies 2024

At the launch of the 2024 Ireland’s Best Managed Companies programme in Dublin, were Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School; Cathy Bryce, MD of AIB Capital Markets; Brian Murphy, lead partner, Ireland’s Best Managed Companies, Deloitte and Colin Hunt, CEO of AIB. (Pic: Mark Stedman)

Ambitious companies across all sectors are being called upon to enter this year’s Best Managed Companies Awards (BMC) programme.

Now in its sixteenth year, the programme celebrates the hard work, innovation and success of Irish businesses and their management teams. Ireland’s Best Managed Companies network currently comprises 130 companies from a variety of sectors, across the island, with a combined turnover of €17 billion, providing over 53,000 jobs across a range of sectors – from retail and hospitality to manufacturing and construction.

The application process provides participating companies with the opportunity to analyse their entire business, including performance, management practices and goals, which is a vital exercise for any company.

Deloitte is pleased to welcome AIB as a new sponsor of the awards programme.


Speaking at the launch of this year’s programme Brian Murphy, lead partner for the Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte, said that the ‘programme provides a platform for Irish indigenous businesses to celebrate their successes and inspire innovation and growth’.

“With continued advancements in AI and regulation, challenges retaining talent and the growing importance of ESG, companies can maximise the programme to navigate this ever-changing landscape. Deloitte is pleased to support the network with coaching to ensure companies maintain a competitive advantage. We have seen first-hand the positive impact the Best Managed Companies accolade has had on businesses, from Antrim to Cork. We encourage ambitious companies, with strong culture and governance, to apply to the programme today.”

A number of eligibility criteria apply, including that companies must be Irish/Northern Irish, substantially privately-owned, managed and controlled companies and must have a turnover in excess of €25 million / £21 million. Companies must be established for at least five years 

The closing date for Phase 1 entries is Friday, 23rd  February. Companies that progress to Phase 2 of the application process will be notified in March, with the winners to be officially announced at the annual Gala Awards in September. For further information and details on how to enter the awards, visit