Ard Rí Group Named One Of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies

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Celebrating the announcement of the Ard Rí Group being name one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies yet again by Deloitte, were, from left; Neil Fitzgibbon, Christine Ahern, Paul Fitzgibbon, Tracey Mangan, Paddy Kelly, Amie Kavanagh and Richard Sharp.

THE Ard Rí group, headquartered in Tralee, have been chosen once again as a winner in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards 2021.

The awards ceremony was streamed online on Wednesday and this year’s awards theme was ‘Adapting to Change’.

Company CEO, Paul Fitzgibbon, sees the award as a recognition of the hard work of the Ard Rí team based across Kerry.

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“We are delighted that Deloitte have recognised the work we have done over the past 12 months and the work we are continuing to do ensure that the Ard Ri Group continues to prosper and grow for many years.”

“Over the last 12 months the team at Ard Ri have had to adapt to a lot of change as the country dealt with the challenges laid out by Covid19. We are confident that we will continue to grow exponentially and create more employment in Kerry and beyond. Our ambitions are global, and our team are strong and ready to take the Ard Ri group to the next level.”

The Ard Ri group is now a leading employer in Kerry with almost 100 team members based in their Tralee headquarters. The company operates across China, the UK, Ireland and is expanding into mainland European markets.

With this year’s new winners, there are now 139 companies that are recognised as Ireland’s Best Managed Companies. The programme is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland.

This network of companies has a combined turnover of €8.5 billion and employs a total of 40,000 people.

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.

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