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Henderson Foodservice retains Best Managed Company status for ninth consecutive year

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Henderson Group

5th Oct 2022

Henderson Foodservice has been named one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies, for the ninth consecutive year.

The awards programme is led by Deloitte Ireland in association with Bank of Ireland, promoting and recognising excellence in Irish and 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.

Henderson Foodservice has requalified for the Award every year since its first qualification in 2014, and each year, has consistently grown from sales to employee numbers, expanding business across the island to become the leading supplier to the foodservice industry in Ireland.

Cathal Geoghegan, Director at Henderson Foodservice commented; “Deloitte looks at businesses which show exemplary strategic direction, innovation, a positive and adaptable culture, as well as looking at financial performance to create this prestigious list of Best Managed Companies, which we are thrilled to be part of once again.

“As a business operating across Ireland, we need to be innovative to our approach and ensure we are offering our customers high quality products, outstanding service with ease of use, and our teams are consistently developing new platforms and products to ensure we’re a step ahead of the competition.

“In the past year, we have been instrumental to the recovery of our suppliers and their industries, and in 2021 posted sales of £134.1M, a recovery growth of 21% on 2020, while also opened our new £16M warehouse facilities to bring even more logistical efficiencies at a crucial time.”

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 Deloitte Best Managed Company Awards comes after Henderson Foodservice was successful at their first ever Irish eCommerce Awards, picking up a win in the Business Growth category and a highly commended in the Food and Drink eCommerce Website of the Year, recognising the growth of the company’s online sales up almost 100% this year from 2021, alongside a growth in their customer base of 87%.