Pictured accepting the award from Miriam O’Callaghan, from left: Donal McCarthy (Head of Financial Services Sector, Version 1), Tom O’Connor (Director, Version 1) and Denis English (Practice Head, Version 1). Former Taoiseach and Chairman of IFSC Ireland, John Bruton, was special guest speaker at the event.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Irish Life Corporate Business, recognises indigenous Irish companies across the island of Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance. Version 1 was first recognised as a Best Managed Company in 2012

Commenting on the award, Justin Keatinge, CEO, Version 1 said: “We are delighted to receive this award for a second year. Version 1 is one of the fastest growing IT services companies in Western Europe. We have doubled both profitability and revenue over the last few years, while at the same time delivering consistent improvement in customer satisfaction and better than world-class employee engagement. This award is testament to the hard work and commitment of all of our employees.”

Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte and judging panel member commented: “This year’s Best Managed Companies represent the best of innovation, creativity, dynamism, tenacity and excellence in the indigenous sector. Deloitte is proud to celebrate their success and potential. These awards acknowledge their hard work and commitment and we are delighted to showcase their achievements.”