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Openmind Networks receives award for the eighth time, requalifying as a Platinum Standard winner for the second time.

Openmind Networks has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2023. The awards programme is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. Openmind Networks, which demonstrated superior business performance for the eight time this year, was recognised at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 14 September.

This year at the 15th annual awards ceremony, Deloitte recognised 130 indigenous companies, representing 24 of the 32 counties across the island of Ireland.

The network of companies has a combined turnover of €17 billion and €3 billion of export sales, providing employment for over 53,000 people across Ireland across a range of sectors – from manufacturing and tech to construction and food and beverage. A detailed judging process precedes the recognition, evaluating the entire management team and business strategy. The judges look beyond financial performance at areas such as a company’s environmental, social and governance standards, strategic planning and talent strategy. when award Ireland’s top privately owned businesses.

Commenting on the award, Alex Duncan, CEO, Openmind Networks, said “We are thrilled to receive the accolade of Platinum Standard Best Managed Companies Award. This is testament to Openmind’s ambition and focus on international growth underpinned by amazing people with a passion to create amazing experiences for our customers.”

Brian Murphy, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte Ireland said: This year we’re celebrating 15 years of the BMC programme and the incredible companies that have qualified. Even though this year’s cohort faced into another challenging period, over the past 15 years we’ve seen how indigenous Irish businesses find opportunities in change. Strengthening governance and recognising the value of specialist expert advice on critical areas such as ESG were key discussion points in coaching sessions. We also saw companies increasingly focused on innovation driving internationalisation. Despite the uncertainties of the past few years, the confidence of Irish businesses is clear as more and more are scaling their market reach internationally.”

Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Head of Origination & Sustainability, Corporate Banking Ireland, and judging panel member said: “Over the last number of years the companies in the Best Managed Companies network have shown huge strength in the face of disruption and uncertainty. This year in particular – a year that tested Irish businesses like never before – the judges noted the commitment, bravery, resilience and tenacity of the applicant companies.”

About the Best Managed Companies Awards

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with Bank of Ireland, promotes and recognises excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies. It is the only awards scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Entrants to the programme will compete for this designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. Programme sponsors are Bank of Ireland, the IMI and the Business Post. For further information, visit

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