Almac Group named by Deloitte as One of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies
March 26, 2018
Craigavon, N.I., 26 March 2018 – Almac Group, the global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme.
Almac was awarded the status for the first time following a detailed qualification and judging process and was recognised for demonstrating superior business performance. 22 new companies join a requalifying network of more than 100 companies, built over a decade of the programme. The awards, in association with Bank of Ireland, culminated with the Best Managed Companies Awards symposium and gala in Dublin on 15 March 2018, which was attended by over 1,000 people from the business community.
As part of its ongoing expansion strategy, Almac recently announced the completion of a £20 million investment in its cold chain management capabilities with the opening of a 95,000 sq ft custom built cold store facility at its global headquarters in Northern Ireland. The organisation also recently confirmed further investment at its European Campus in Dundalk which is scheduled to be operationally ready by January 2019.
Commenting on the award, Kevin Stephens, Finance Director, Almac Group said: “We are pleased to be recognised as a Best Managed Company by Deloitte. This achievement highlights our commitment to the growth and development of Almac on a global scale, ultimately benefitting patients worldwide”.
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.”
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme promotes and recognises excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies. It is the only awards scheme in the region that considers a business’ performance from every perspective.
About Almac Group
‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’
The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation that provides an extensive range of integrated services to the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors globally. The services range from R&D, biomarker discovery development and commercialisation, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IXRS® technology (IVRS/IWRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture.
The international company is a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over almost 50 years and now employs close to 5600 highly skilled personnel. Almac is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with operations in the UK, Ireland, across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Tokyo).
About Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards
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.
Entrants to the programme will compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. Programme sponsors are Bank of Ireland, the Irish Management Institute and the Sunday Business Post. For further information, visit www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.