Hill Engineering one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed Companies’
Northern Ireland engineering firm scoops prestigious Deloitte award at the first attempt
HILL Engineering has been recognized for their overall management practices by winning a ‘Deloitte Best Managed Companies Award’ with their first-ever entry to the awards scheme.
Ian Hill, managing director of the Newry-based company, said: ‘This latest award is further evidence of the advancements this company has made over the past five years. We have grown our quick-coupler market share to more than 50% in the UK and we are well on our way to becoming market leaders in North America. This is testimony to the contemporary management practices we have adopted as a business.’
He added: ‘2014 was a truly remarkable year for Hill Engineering – winning this award in 2015 has set the benchmark for the rest of the year.’
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland plc, promotes and recognizes excellence in indigenous Irish-owned and managed companies across the whole of Ireland.
Commenting on this year’s programme, managing partner of Deloitte and judging panel member Brendan Jennings said: ‘Congratulations to all those companies celebrating their Best Managed status. Whether receiving this accolade for the first or the seventh time, it is no mean feat and it reflects a high level of commitment and capability.’
He continued: ‘In working closely with these companies for the best part of a year, it’s clear to see why they are being recognized as Best Managed. It is a defined strategy, clearly communicated and executed; a belief in innovation in products and practices as a cornerstone of growth; a recognition of the importance of R&D spend; and an intuitive understanding of their marketplace.’
Helen Kelly, head of large corporates for Barclays Bank Ireland, added: ‘Success is not just about the strength of a company’s management team, but how their strengths are leveraged to maximize that company’s potential, and this is something that we at Barclays have witnessed over the past few weeks and months in working with each of these best-managed companies.’