The fast-growing price comparison company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the third year in a row to re-qualify as a Deloitte Best Managed Company, was recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin on 1st March 2019.
12 new companies were recognised with Best Managed status this year, joining a network of 136 businesses across the island of Ireland that account for combined revenues of almost €11 billion, with export sales of almost €3 billion and total employment of approximately 44,000 people.
Commenting on the award, Greg Wilson, Founder and CEO of Seopa Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be recognised by Deloitte as a Best Managed Company for the third year running. The award sets a very high bar, and as such it’s welcome recognition of Seopa’s commitment to innovation and growth in the price comparison sector – and our staff’s commitment to Seopa.”
Anya Cummins, Partner, Deloitte, added: “The Best Managed Companies process is a rigorous one, examining every facet of an organisation, and the bar is set high by our judging panel.
As ever, the spread of companies, right around the country and across a number of industries, underlines the importance of Irish and Northern Irish companies to the economy and in the midst of economic uncertainty, technology disruption, an open competitive market and full employment, the continued strong performance of these businesses is admirable. In the current environment, it is important for this contribution to be recognised, supported and showcased.”
Tom Hayes, Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking, said: “The Best Managed Companies this year have demonstrated that they can optimise each area of their business while always operating with an acute awareness of their environment, recognising the opportunities of expansion into global markets, in addition to strategic alliances and partnerships. I look forward to their continued growth.”
This year’s judging panel members were Frank Ryan, Chair of the Judging Panel; Brendan Jennings, CEO, Deloitte Ireland; Tom Hayes, Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking; Siobhan McAleer, Commercial Director at the IMI; Rose Hynes, Chairman of the Shannon Group Board and Origin Enterprises; and Feargal Mooney, former Chief Executive Officer of HostelWorld.