RelateCare announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2022

RelateCare has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies. The awards programme is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland.

The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for their first year. This is the first year where the awards programme returned as an in-person event following the pandemic and culminated with a gala awards ceremony at The Convention Centre Dublin.

Nine new businesses have been awarded Ireland’s Best Managed Companies accolade at the 14th annual awards programme, led by Deloitte in association with Bank of Ireland. This year, Deloitte recognised 136 indigenous companies at the awards representing 25 of the 32 counties across Ireland.

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’ performance from every perspective. Entrants to the programme compete for the designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices in addition to the strategy, capability, innovation, culture and financial performance of their companies.

Commenting on the award, Conor O’Byrne, CEO, RelateCare said:

“We are delighted as a collective team to be recognised as one of Ireland’s best managed companies. The accolade is a testament of our employees in RelateCare and Rigneydolphin and their relentless drive for excellence across Ireland and the United States. Through them we have the opportunity to partner with amazing clients at home and abroad and we are very appreciative in moments like these.”

Brian Murphy, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte said:

“Year-on-year we’re impressed by the businesses that qualify and requalify for our Best Managed Companies Awards and in another uncertain year, the entries continued to raise the bar. Despite the challenges these businesses faced, the management teams of the winning companies have embraced new opportunities for innovation and growth, offering best-in-class products and services to their customers and retaining their competitive advantage in a world that is ever-changing.”

The nine newly qualified companies are: Kefron (Dublin), Clarke (Antrim), MTM Engineering ltd (Meath), Relatecare (Waterford), Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd. (Antrim), Kent Stainless Ltd. (Wexford), Re-gen Waste Ltd. (Down), Anthony Nicholas Group (Dublin) and Corrib Oil Group (Galway).

In addition to the nine entrants and those that have requalified as a Best Managed Company, 10 companies achieved Gold Standard, including Dublin’s independent coffee chain group Insomnia Coffee Company and Louth’s chemical free and biodegradable baby wipes company WaterWipes securing Best Managed Company status for four consecutive years. Nine companies were awarded Platinum Standard, which included Mayo’s outdoor clothing manufacturer Portwest and Kerry’s financial services company Fexco having won this recognition seven years in a row.

Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland and judging panel member said:

“A stand out from the judging process this year was the distinct focus of the Best Managed Companies on their local communities, despite their own international growth and ambition. Businesses have a vital role to play in our society. It was clear from the entries this year that they were having a positive impact not only on their own business, but also on the communities around them. I look forward to seeing how these businesses continue to invest, grow and contribute to our wider society.”

Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking said:

“This has been quite a year for Irish businesses, a year that began in 2022 in the grip of a global health crisis, with businesses grappling to emerge from pandemic restrictions being met almost immediately by new challenges, the global equilibrium rocked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rapid inflationary pressure, tightening labour markets, not to mention, the almost forgotten, but prevailing Brexit tailwinds. The performance of these Best Managed Companies throughout the pandemic and these more recent headwinds is a testament to the energy, resilience and skills of their respective management teams and staff who have all been resolutely tested in ways we could not have predicted over the last few years. Bank of Ireland has been delighted to be able to support them through this year, as their Bank in many cases and also through our Coaches on the BMC programme.”

RelateCare serves as a seamless extension to healthcare organisations by providing administrative support and clinical advice through a variety of technologically-advanced platforms.  RelateCare’s service offerings have helped organisations transform their patient journey, leveraging best practices in patient access, care and navigation, enabling healthcare teams to spend their time focusing on the delivery of quality patient care.

RelateCare began as a joint venture between Rigneydolphin and leading US healthcare institution Cleveland Clinic in 2014 following a highly successful collaboration.  Partnership models help optimise patient engagement pre- and post- hospital visit, allowing the healthcare provider to focus on face-to-face and bedside care.  The combination of a top-class technology infrastructure and a highly trained expert staff enables RelateCare to deliver an exceptional experience to patients across the globe. In addition to expansion in personnel and locations, RelateCare continues to invest in its technology infrastructure, furthering innovation and convenience for the patients and clients with whom it partners.