Friday, 29 September, 2022. Kilkenny-headquartered software technology group, CluneTech, has been recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies at a Gala Awards ceremony held in the Convention Centre, Dublin. The awards programme is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. This is the first year where the awards programme returned as an in-person event following the pandemic.
First recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies back in 2010, this is the seventh consecutive year that CluneTech has retained its Platinum Status - the highest accolade in these awards.
Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme promotes and recognises excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies and is the only awards scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Entrants to the programme compete for the designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices in addition to the strategy, capability, innovation, culture and financial performance of their companies.
Established in 1996 by entrepreneur Terry Clune, CluneTech is asuite of software technology companies, comprising Immedis, Taxback International, Taxback.com, Sprintax, Visa First, Benamic, Gradguide, and Ireland’s most recent tech unicorn, TransferMate. The group has offices in 21 countries and employs more than 1,500 people globally.
Welcoming the award, Terry Clune, CluneTech CEO and founder, said:
“We are thrilled to have been awarded the Platinum Standard Award again this year. The past year has been incredibly exciting as we have worked to expand our solutions and services offerings and grow our overseas operations as well as our customer and partner base worldwide. This award is testament to the passion and commitment of our strong leadership team and fantastic people across our business, with their continuous focus on innovation and delivering excellence.“
This year, Deloitte recognised 136 indigenous companies at the awards representing 25 of the 32 counties across Ireland.
Brian Murphy, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte said: “Year-on-year we’re impressed by the businesses that qualify and requalify for our Best Managed Companies Awards and in another uncertain year, the entries continued to raise the bar. Despite the challenges these businesses faced, the management teams of the winning companies have embraced new opportunities for innovation and growth, offering best-in-class products and services to their customers and retaining their competitive advantage in a world that is ever-changing.”
Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland and judging panel member said:
“A stand out from the judging process this year was the distinct focus of the Best Managed Companies on their local communities,despite their own international growth and ambition. Businesses have a vital role to play in our society. It was clear from the entries this year that they were having a positive impact not only on their own business, but also on the communities around them. I look forward to seeing how these businesses continue to invest, grow and contribute to our wider society.”
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