Openmind announced as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed Companies’ for second time

by Cathal Fitzpatrick | 9th March 2016

Company scoops honour in Deloitte Best Managed Companies Award Programme

Dublin, Ireland – Tuesday 8th March, 2016: For the second consecutive year, leading mobile communications platform vendor Openmind Networks has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. The company was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on 4th March 2016, attended by over 800 people from the Irish business community.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance. Following a comprehensive review process that considers a business’ performance from every perspective, Openmind Networks re-qualified for the award having upheld the standard of a Deloitte Best Managed Company.

Openmind received the award for the first time in 2015 in recognition of its superior business performance and strategic direction. In the past year, the company has demonstrated significant growth and currently holds a customer base of over 50 telecoms companies worldwide. Last month, the company announced a new partnership with Tier 1 Belgian operator Proximus, to replace its legacy SMSC and SMS firewall with Openmind’s virtualised environment.

“Being named a Best Managed Company for the second year running cements our significant growth in the market,” said Openmind CEO, Alex Duncan. “2016 has been an exceptionally strong year for us, despite market challenges, and we are continuously growing and improving out offering. Our “Best Managed” status allows us to shine a spotlight on our customers’ needs and to find new ways of serving those needs to the best of our abilities. We look forward to continuing our drive for innovation and demonstrating further traction among our global customer base.”

Openmind Networks has joined the ranks of a network of 115 Deloitte Best Managed Companies which employs over 47,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €10bn. Recognising the importance of overseas markets for Irish companies, the Best Managed Companies also recorded an average growth in export sales of 161% over the last three years.


About Openmind Networks

Openmind’s Communication Platform is deployed in over 120 sites across 30 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America, powering over 1 Billion transactions every day.   Customers include Mobile Operators, Inter-Carrier Operators, Social and Media providers and more recently, direct to consumers in the App space.  The technology provides a gateway for communication and the transfer of data that takes place between individuals, groups, Apps, Service Providers and machines. The platform offers their customers all of the interfaces required to deliver and develop these services. Openmind is headquartered in Dublin with regional offices in the Czech Republic, Germany, UAE, USA and the Netherlands.

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About Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, promotes and recognises excellence in 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 and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

Programme sponsors are Barclays Bank Ireland, the Irish Management Institute and the Sunday Business Post. For further information, visit The Best Managed Companies Programme originated in Canada in 1993, where it has been run successfully ever since and is the country’s leading business awards programme. In addition to Ireland and Canada, the programme is also run in The Netherlands and Mexico.


About Barclays

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.


With 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.


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