CDE one of Ireland’s best managed companies four years running

COOKSTOWN business CDE has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme for the fourth year in a row.

The company was recognised at a gala awards in Dublin on 2 March. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD was special guest speaker at the event.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Irish Life Corporate Business, recognises indigenous Irish companies across the island of Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance.

Those companies that have been recognised as a Best Managed Company across four years were awarded with a special ‘gold standard’ accolade. In total 16 companies achieved this success this year.

Commenting on the award, Brendan McGurgan, Managing Director, CDE said: “We are delighted to receive the award for the fourth year running and to be recognised as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ Companies. Since the year 2000 we have grown from a standing start to be one of the largest manufacturers of washing plant on the global market. “This growth has been achieved as a result of our focus on innovation and product development. We have a track record of bringing new products to market and in the last two years these developments have included the M2500 mobile washing plant, our Aggmax attrition system, the Rotomax logwasher and significant enhancements to the range of Aquacycle thickeners that we produce.”

Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte and judging panel member commented: “Huge congratulations must go to all the winners of this year’s programme. The judging panel were extremely impressed with the innovative strategies that are being adopted by Irish management teams. From diversification strategies to a particular focus on foreign expansion and overseas markets, Irish companies are exploiting new and exciting opportunities to ensure growth in their companies.”

An independent judging panel, chaired by Liam O’Mahony, measured company performance by looking at a broad range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and management performance across all key functions of the business.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme is open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland. It is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Details of entry for the 2013 Awards will be issued in the coming weeks on

The ’Best Managed’ designation is an important marketing tool for the winning companies – but, perhaps most importantly, the award provides a reason to celebrate the efforts of the entire company.