2648 has been awarded a Deloitte Best Managed for four years in a row – and now we have achieved Gold Winner status.
As a Best Managed, we are part of a group of 130 successful Irish companies, with a combined turnover of €11.4bn, and 42,000 employees. These companies were described as ‘the engine room of the economy’ by Deloitte partner, Anya Cummins. But the Best Managed accolade isn’t just about economic impact and success. It means we’ve succeeded in an assessment which looks right into organisation and our vision.
In particular this year, the Best Managed Judges looked at company strategies, and their potential to support sustainable growth. They looked at team and strategic plan to check that companies could maintain competitiveness in these challenging times with Brexit and the uncertainty around the outcome of the US election. We’re proud that 2468’s vision for growth based on our focus on customer service and a clear understanding of our role in their businesses, was judged to be strong by judges.
Culture also featured heavily in the judges’ minds. They looked at our core culture, how we support our talent, and how 2468 provides value to our people – connecting across bases and investing in learning and development. Through 2019 into 2020, 2468 has placed special emphasis on developing our talent, and we have implemented a core Plan of Twenty, a programme through which each employee participates in twenty individual skills and knowledge training events, small group meetings, reviews and feedback sessions throughout the calendar. The Best Managed Companies are agile and resilient – in the face of rapid technological change, or disruption experienced in all markets. We’re proud to be one of a group who have responded to that change, as Anya Cummins, Lead Partner for the Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte said:
“Through the Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, we are working with applicant companies to help them focus on strategies that will drive sustainable growth for them into the future. We are celebrating 130 companies that are not afraid to be challenged on their strategies – in fact want to be challenged – and that have risen to the challenge.”
For 2468 this win is proof again, if it were needed, that our clarity of our vision for growth- by becoming a trusted partner to our customers through our service standards and our relationships – is what’s driving our success. But more than that, it’s a strong endorsement of our team behind our promise ‘You Can Count on Us’.
2468 is one of 11 companies to achieve Gold Standard Best Managed in 2020. With our team strongly behind our clear vision for growth, our customer focus, and our agile mentality, the future for us looks golden. This award simply confirms that.