Three Waterford companies have been awarded Ireland’s Best Managed Companies accolade at the
14th annual awards programme, led by Deloitte in association with Bank of Ireland. This year,
Deloitte recognised 136 indigenous companies at the awards representing 25 of the 32 counties
across Ireland. This is the first year where the awards programme returned as an in-person event
following the pandemic and culminated with a gala awards ceremony at The Convention Centre
The network of companies has a combined turnover of €13.9 billion providing over 51,000 jobs
across Ireland across a range of sectors – from retail and hospitality to manufacturing and
construction. The companies received recognition following a detailed judging process that
evaluates the entire management team and business strategy in some of Ireland’s top privately
owned businesses, looking beyond financial performance at areas such as a company’s
environmental, social & governance standards, strategic planning and talent strategy.
Amongst the winning companies this year was Relatecare having been recognised for the first time.
Cliff House Hotel and Keltech were requalifying winners for the eighth and second consecutive years
In addition to the Best Managed Company Award, there are a number of special categories with the
Family Business Award going to Cork-based infrastructure specialist EPS Group. The group employs
over 570 people and provides sustainable water and wastewater solutions to its customers in the
Irish and Northern Irish water industry. EPS Group’s main aim is to become an ethical business and a
rewarding place to work.
The Best in Innovation Award category winner was announced as Delmec, who have innovation
embedded throughout the company. This Carlow-based telecoms infrastructure provider specialises
in mobile communications and is driving innovation with people and building on the technologies
like mobile apps and mobile auditing to offer lower cost, greater probability, time saving, better data
and better analysis to customers.
Brian Murphy, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte
said: “Year-on-year we’re impressed by the businesses that qualify and requalify for our Best
Managed Companies Awards and in another uncertain year, the entries continued to raise the bar.
Despite the challenges these businesses faced, the management teams of the winning companies
have embraced new opportunities for innovation and growth, offering best-in-class products and
services to their customers and retaining their competitive advantage in a world that is ever-

Relatecare awarded Ireland’s Best Managed Companies accolade at the 14th annual awards programme, led by Deloitte. Pictured were Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland, Conor O’Byrne, CEO, Relatecare and Brian Murphy, Partner, Deloitte. Picture: Jason Clarke

Keltech also took home an award.