Atlas Win Deloitte for a 3rd Time.

Atlas Travel are delighted to announce they have been awarded a Deloitte Best Managed award for the 3rd time, following a lengthy re-qualification and judging process in which the complete performance of a business is assessed, moving beyond finances to such areas as operational excellence, strategy, and human resource processes.

The Gala Awards took place at Dublin’s Convention Center on Friday 1st March and were attended by 940 individuals including management teams from across the Best Managed Companies network. The Master of Ceremonies on the night was well-known broadcaster, Miriam O’Callaghan.

Stephen Mc Kenna CEO of the Atlas Travel Group noted that “We are thrilled to have won this accolade for the 3rd year in a row, an award which recognizes strategy, capability, financial performance and which clearly shows the commitment of the whole team their strength, determination and resilience in navigating a path through digital disruption and coming up with innovative travel solutions and servicing concepts to resolve clients problems in terms of travel procurement and servicing. This award is also testament to the Irish companies who have expanded their operations oversees and who have carefully navigated a path through the challenges that Brexit has presented to expand their business into markets across the four corners of the globe. My congratulations goes out to all other winners who have led by example in driving their businesses to the next level.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with the Bank of Ireland and the Irish Management Institute, 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.

Anya Cummins, Partner, Deloitte said: “Well done to all of the winning companies on their achievement. 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: “It’s a challenging time for businesses in general, with the operating environment consistently and rapidly changing, due to technological developments, new ways of doing things, and challenges on the macroeconomic horizon. 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.”