The awards event in Dublin’s Convention Centre marked the eighth year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland. The awards were attended by over 800 people from the Irish business community. Frank Ryan, chair of the independent judging panel, was keynote speaker on the night.

The Best Managed Companies Awards Programme recognises the overall success of a company, including management strength, ability to innovate, strategic initiatives and financial performance. Version 1 first attained the Best Managed accolade in 2012 and has successfully retained this award for the past five years. This achievement was marked by Version 1 receiving the Gold Standard last year for continued focus on delivering superior business performance.

Commenting on the award Version 1 CEO Justin Keatinge said, “Receiving this award for a fifth successive year and receiving the Gold Standard award is something we are very proud of. It is an external benchmark that reflects the embedded culture of excellence within Version 1. As we continue to grow and expand into new markets we are focused in ensuring the world class standards achieved across profitability, customer satisfaction and employee engagement are not only maintained but are bettered. This award is recognition of the hard work and commitment of all Version 1 employees.”

For more information on the awards visit the Deloitte Best Managed website.