NORTH CORK BUSINESS: EPS ‘Going for Gold’ at Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2018

6 December 2017
By Bryan Smyth

Malow based EPS has been shortlisted to receive the Gold accolade at the Deloitte Best Managed Companies (BMC) Awards 2018. The recognition comes after the company, which employs 410 people in Ireland, retained its status as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for the third consecutive year in 2017.

“It’s a great achievement to consistently make the grade at these prestigious awards”, says Managing Director Patrick Buckley. “It provides us each year with an invaluable opportunity to pause, reflect and review our progress over the previous 12 months”.

It’s been a busy year for EPS as the company launched its €4.5m Centre of Excellence for Manufacturing and Design in May 2017 and will enter its 50th year in business in 2018. “We are fortunate to have had a successful 2017 and there are plans to further expand the workforce in Ireland and the UK next year”, says Patrick.

EPS is one of 13 companies up for the Gold award in 2018. Shortlisted companies work with coaches from Deloitte and Bank of Ireland, as they face an in-depth review by the judging panel on every aspect of their operations.

Each must demonstrate how their organisation is meeting its strategic objectives and adding value to the business, while receiving invaluable, customised feedback. The judging panel, chaired by Frank Ryan, will consider a broad range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and growth potential across all key functions of the business.

The winners of this year’s awards, held in association with Bank of Ireland, will be announced in March 2018.

About EPS Group

EPS Group is a specialist wet infrastructure support services group of companies operating across the Republic of Ireland, the UK, the Middle East and West Africa. It is one of the few genuine end-to-end service providers in the global water sector. Founded upon 48 years of experience, EPS has grown from a modest electrical and pumping services business into an innovative, internationally exporting product and service provider, now focused upon the water, wastewater and clean technology sectors.

EPS is Ireland’s largest, privately owned Design-Build-Operate (DBO) partner for the delivery and operation of water and wastewater assets. Current long-term operational concessions cover over 200 treatment assets serving a population equivalent close to 1 million. We have held contracts with all 34 water authorities in the Republic of Ireland (now transferred to Irish Water), as well as a significant share of the Trader sub-market.

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