March 5, 2012
KN Network Services announced as one of Ireland’s 20 Best Managed Companies
KN Network Services has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. In total, twenty companies which demonstrated superior business performance were recognised at a gala awards dinner in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on 2nd March 2012. 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.
Commenting on winning this prestigious award Donagh Kelly, CEO of KN Network Service Limited said it was recognition of the hard work of staff and directors in ensuring that KN Network Services continued to focus on delivering a quality product and professional service to all our clients.
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.
David Harney, CEO, Irish Life Corporate Business, and fellow judging panel member said: “Ireland’s best natural resource is still our people and as a country we have a huge demographic advantage particularly over our European neighbours. Best in class management of our companies is key to capitalising on this resource. Seeing the progress of companies in this programme would make one very optimistic about the future.”
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.
About KN Network Services
KN Network Services are specialists in the deployment of telecommunications networks in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Supporting all the major telecom providers, KN provide complete managed solutions in all aspects of network design and build coupled with operation and maintenance services. Internationally the company provides the telecommunication requirements of various mining companies with a strong presence in West Africa.
About Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Programme, in association with Irish Life Corporate Business, 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 Irish Life Corporate Business, the Irish Management Institute and the Sunday Business Post.
For further information, visit www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.
International History of Best Managed Companies Programme
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.