Awards delight for LED Group Robus
LED Group ROBUS was named one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at a gala dinner in Dublin on March 4, hosted by RTE broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan.
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland that are operating at the highest levels of business performance. The network of 115 ‘Best Managed Companies’ now employs over 47,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €10billion.
LED Group had over 30% growth in turnover last year and has ambitious
growth targets for Ireland and overseas.
Commenting on the award, Michael Slein, Founder and Director of LED Group, said, “The Best Managed Companies programme forced us to look in great detail at how we conduct our business across all areas and has helped us to make significant improvements to our 2020 plan.
“We have a detailed 2020 financial plan and the programme made us stress-test that plan more rigorously than we might otherwise have done. It encouraged us to look at some areas where we could upskill ourselves, and we’re in the process of implementing those changes.”
Last year, the firm created 20 new jobs in Ireland and expects to take on three project engineers in the UK this year. In more good news for the company, a new managing director has been appointed in Australia to support the anticipated doubling of business there over the next two years. To meet growth in demand, LED Group ROBUS has invested in upgrading its warehouse in Dublin; an extra 800 pallet spaces has been created while a move to voice-recognition picking will also allow the firm to expand comfortably.
LED Group was one of 16 companies from around Ireland awarded Best Managed status for the first time this year. This came after a lengthy qualification and judging process in which the complete performance of a business is assessed, moving
beyond finances to areas like operational excellence, strategy and human resource processes. Furthermore, LED Group was singled out for a special recognition prize for ‘Excellence in Commitment’.
The annual event included a symposium and, later that evening, more guest speakers joined the gala awards ceremony. Many speakers touched on the potential of Irish businesses to become the knowledge creators of Europe.
Founded in 1984, LED Group ROBUS is headquartered in Dublin and now has branch offices in Britain, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Guangzhou in China. Over 200 people are employed worldwide. LED Group ROBUS is all set to exhibit its latest products in Frankfurt to current and potential new international buyers at the Light + Building expo, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology. Here, LED Group ROBUS is launching its largest catalogue yet, featuring 30 new product ranges.
By the end of 2016, LED Group will have doubled in size over a three-year period. The company says it is at a point of transitioning, incorporating lifelong learning into its culture. Receiving the two awards from Deloitte has further highlighted the firm’s LED ambitions for the future.
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