TVM 9th time Deloitte award winner

L-r: Eoin Coakley, Tara Brown, Bart Arnold, Helen Arnold, Kevin Galvin and Marie Arnold, following the announcement that TVM, Bartlemy have been recognised as one of Ireland's Best Managed Companies in 2021.

Demonstrating superior business performance for the ninth year, Television Mobiles Ltd in Bartlemy have been recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies in 2021 at a virtual awards ceremony held on Wednesday, 8th September.

With this year’s new winners, there are now 139 companies that are recognised as Ireland’s Best Managed Companies in the annual Deloitte Ireland awards, in association with Bank of Ireland.

The all-island awards programme promotes and recognises excellence and is the only awards scheme on the island that considers a business’ performance from every perspective.

Commenting on the award, which is a 2021 Platinum re-qualifier for the company, Bart Arnold, CEO, said: “It is fantastic to re-qualify, and it is recognition of all the commitment and dedication of the complete TVM team that has managed the business over an unusually challenging year. Keeping everybody safe and healthy has been paramount and ensuring the continuing growth and success of this family business.”

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.

Anya Cummins, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte Ireland said: “This year, a record number of applications to the Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme were received. The quality of the applicants demonstrated the extraordinarily high-quality businesses operating across the island of Ireland today.

“In a relentlessly challenging year, the winning companies displayed true bravery in how they adapted to change, with many innovating and some even accelerating their plans for their businesses.”

In total, 25 companies qualified for the first time this year. The members of this year’s judging panel were Frank Ryan, Chair of the Judging Panel; Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland; Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking; Kate Malone, Director of Human Resources, IMI; Feargal Mooney, Non-Executive Director, Meetingsbooker and Colm O’Reilly, CEO, The Business Post.

Judging panel member Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland, commented: “This year’s winning companies had robust strategies in place prior to the pandemic, which enabled them to respond comprehensively to the changing situations they found themselves in.

“With no sector untouched by the impact of Covid-19, many companies remained committed to ensuring that they did not fall into the trap of doing things like they had always been done, just because that had worked in the past; in fact, many companies took the extraordinary challenge as an opportunity to develop and improve processes.

“The judges noted that, despite the risk of falling into crisis mode and focusing solely on the immediate challenges facing their businesses, the winning companies were adept at maintaining a long-term view of where their organisations were going and a strong clarity of purpose on what the business was trying to achieve, and why.”

This year’s programme saw the highest number of new applicants in its thirteen-year history and coming from a range of sectors, this network of 139 companies has a combined turnover of €8.5 billion and employs a total of 40,000 people.