Mannok named one of Ireland’s best managed companies
Mannok directors Liam McCaffrey (CEO), Kevin Lunney (COO) and Dara O’Reilly (CFO) with Mannok’s Best Managed Companies award.

Mannok named one of Ireland’s best managed companies

Mannok was named as one of Ireland’s best managed companies at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 8 September.

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The prestigious awards programme, led by Deloitte Ireland in association with Bank of Ireland, is renowned as the premier business management awards across the island of Ireland and part of the global Best Managed standard.

Mannok, which rebranded from Quinn Building Products last year, is well known in the sustainable building sector for its insulation products and low thermal conductivity blocks, as well as becoming an early adopter of Environmental Product Declarations for a number of its products. The company was recognised for the first time at this year’s awards, having demonstrated “superior business performance, strong leadership and resilience, organisational excellence, and an entrepreneurial approach”.

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’s performance from every perspective.

Now in its 13th year, the programme saw record entries, with the list of winners representing 26 counties across the island of Ireland from a range of sectors. Mannok was one of 25 companies to qualify for the first time this year, bringing the total number of businesses recognised as Ireland’s best managed companies to 139.

“We are very proud to be recognised as one of Ireland’s best managed companies, particularly given the unprecedented challenges of Covid and Brexit over the last eighteen months,” said Mannok CEO Liam McCaffrey. “Our agility in dealing with such trials has undoubtedly contributed to our awards success, and this is down to the excellence of our team of 830. With their resilience and innovative spirit, they continually demonstrate that our people are our greatest strength, and we are extremely thankful to each and every one of them.

“Despite the uncertainty, we have continued to progress with our strategic development plans, investment and innovation. In the midst of the pandemic, and with Brexit on the horizon, we undertook a rebrand, developed new sustainable food packaging solutions, and invested millions in industry leading technology to support our growth plans.

“We have further developed our digitisation and skills development programmes, extended our educational partnerships, and actively scaled up our environmental and biodiversity initiatives.”