Sam McCauley's receives its ninth accolade as a Best Managed Company
Sam McCauley Chemists re-qualified as a Best Managed Company for its ninth consecutive year in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards for 2017 in Dublin's Convention Centre.
The awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland were attended by over 900 people from the Irish business community.
Ahead of the awards, the companies gathered at a management symposium, where they were addressed by, among other speakers, David Carson, Deloitte's lead partner on Brexit.
Acknowledging the concern among Irish businesses about the political and economic uncertainty of a hard Brexit, he spoke about the steps companies can take to best position themselves to survive and grow.
He advised companies to plan now rather than adopt a 'wait and see' approach, and in the absence of full information, to plan for the scenario of most change, in respect of movement of people, restrictions to market access, cost of market access and identifying new market opportunities. He also touched on the attractiveness of Ireland as a location for businesses to grow, with tangible assets like its talented, agile and flexible workforce.
Half of this year's first time winners came from the technology industry, demonstrating Ireland's strength as a producer of exciting and innovative companies with considerable export potential.
There was also a strengthening in the number of winners in the construction and engineering sectors which is to be welcomed. Many of these companies have reported record profits, acquisitions and the creation of new jobs in the last 12 months.