Gold Standard for Heat Merchants Group

Having been recognised as a Deloitte Best Managed Company for four consecutive years Heat Merchants Group received the gold standard accolade at the annual awards gala held in Dublin in March. The companies were awarded this designation following a detailed qualification and 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 criteria such as operational excellence, strategic planning, governance and talent strategy.

Alan Hogan, Managing Director, Heat Merchants Group said ‘The management and staff of Heat Merchants and Tubs & Tiles are exceptionally proud of this achievement and it is a testimony to the dedication and hard work of every member of the team that the company was able to meet the high standards required to be awarded the Gold Standard by Deloitte’.

A network of 136 companies were awarded the status of Best Managed this year. The Best Managed Companies network this year has total revenues of almost €11 billion, export sales of almost €3 billion and total employment of approximately 44,000 people. The list of winners come from a broad mix of industries including the manufacturing, engineering, technology and media, energy, financial services, life sciences, and healthcare sectors.

Anya Cummins, Partner, Deloitte said: “Well done to all of the winning companies on their achievement. 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 and in the midst of economic uncertainty, technology disruption, an open competitive market and full employment, the continued strong performance of these businesses is admirable. In the
current environment, it is important for this contribution to be recognised, supported and showcased.”