The awards event in Dublin’s Convention Centre marked the ninth year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland. The awards were attended by over 900 people from the Irish business community. Frank Ryan, chair of the independent judging panel, was keynote speaker on the night.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance. The network of 127 Best Managed Companies now employs over 60,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €11bn. Recognising the importance of overseas markets for Irish companies, the Best Managed Companies also recorded an average growth in sales of 44% over the last three years.

Commenting on the award Version 1 CEO Justin Keatinge said, “Receiving this award for a sixth 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.