We have been recognised at the prestigious Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards for the ninth consecutive year.
As Ireland and the UK's largest independent auction company, we are delighted to have been named as one of Ireland's Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme. Having demonstrated superior business performance for the ninth year running, we were recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin last week.
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme is celebrating ten years of recognising management excellence. The awards, in association with Bank of Ireland, culminated with the Best Managed Companies Awards symposium and gala, which was attended by over 1,000 people from the Irish business community.
Spanning nine branches across Ireland & the UK, Wilsons Auctions is a progressive and forward-thinking company with a passion for continually finding new ways to offer first rate sales and services to both buyers and sellers alike.
From property, vehicles, plant and machinery to general goods and high-end valuables, Wilsons Auctions also manages the asset realisation process for private and public sector as well as law enforcement agencies. Dealing with the collection, valuation and auctioning of assets on behalf of its extensive client base, the auction company welcomes over 500,000 physical visitors to its auctions on an annual basis as well as having an online bidding facility, welcoming customers world-wide.
Commenting on the award, Peter Johnston, Wilsons Auctions Group Operations Director said, "We are delighted to yet again be named as a 'Best Managed' company in this year's Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards. We are proud to have received this accolade now for nine consecutive years and is testament to the hard work and dedication given by the full Wilsons Auctions team ensuring we offer a first-rate service to both customers and clients."
In total 137 companies were recognised as Best Managed Companies and have a combined turnover of over €12 billion.
Commenting, Deloitte Partner, Anya Cummins said: "2018 marks the 10th year of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme, which has grown from 25 companies in year 1 to 137 in year 10. The programme represents companies from different industries with many industry-specific challenges but also common characteristics such as adaptability, innovation and ambition. Their stories are the stories of Irish business this past decade, and they are stories of resilience, recovery and confidence."
Andrew Graham, Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking said: "The Best Managed programme puts the spotlight on well managed companies that are generating strong returns, as well as growing their businesses through investment in technology, a customer centric approach and commitment to developing leaders of the future. The process and frameworks used by these businesses continues to serve them well in adapting to and succeeding in the dynamic and ever evolving global markets in which they now compete. We have been really impressed by not only the breadth of businesses but also their ambition, drive and determination. I have no doubt that they will continue to set the benchmark for excellence in the years to come and we wish them continued success."
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with Bank of Ireland, promotes and recognises excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies. It is the only awards scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business' performance from every perspective.
A family owned business, Wilsons Auctions was formed in 1936 in Northern Ireland and has grown to become the largest independent Auction Company in the British Isles with sites in the Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
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