As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect and recognise some incredible achievements over the year by our community of Irish SME’s.
This year we at Business Coaching Ireland have provided training programmes to over 100 businesses, and have worked with 54 amazing businesses on a One-to-One basis. The combined turnover for these businesses is approaching a whopping €100M, employing nearly 800 people. Our top performing clients have grown their sales on average 34% in 2015. Even more importantly, profits have increased on average by 153% and 80 new jobs have been created over the year. These phenomenal results certainly validate the fact that SME’s, and you as a Business Owner or Manager, are the backbone of our Irish economy.
All our clients have achieved outstanding great results throughout the year and should be very proud of their accomplishments. The high standard clearly reflects the hard work and commitment put in by our clients and their coaches over the year. At our annual Christmas Lunch & Awards Ceremony, which took place on Friday in the Gibson Hotel, we presented the following awards:
Best Retail Business
The nominations for Best Retail Business:
Winner: Kevin Egan Car Sales
Having worked with us for just over 12 months, Kevin is one of our most driven clients. He is dedicated to constantly working on his business and has grown his numbers by multiples in terms of funding, sales and profits. He has also grown from a team of three to twelve. He has powerful vision for himself and the business and never takes no for an answer.
Best Service Business
The nominations for Best Service Business:
Winner: Little Learners
Little Learners has gone from strength to strength over the last 3 years. The growth Nessa and her team have achieved can only be described as phenomenal. The most important element for Nessa as business owner has been to preserve the spirit and ethos of her business in the course of her growth which she has most certainly done. She has increased sales and profits over the year, opened a 2nd premises and now employs over 20 people.
Best Hospitality/Tourism Business
The nominations for Best Hospitality/Tourism Business:
Winner: Carr Golf Group
Carr Golf have been working with us for the past 2 years. Marty Carr has built a really strong management team and has an ambitious 10 year Vision for the business. Ed and Susan have grown the business significantly this year, exceeding all expectations and plans for the year. They have also recently moved into a new state of the art office.
Best Manufacturing/Wholesale Business
The nominations for Best Manufacturing/Wholesale Business:
Winner: General Lighting
Having worked with us for over 2 years Nicholas Moran and his team have steered the business to an impressive growth trajectory and are setting the bar for sales per employee.
Best New Client
The nominations for Best New Client:
Winner: Carlow Dental Centre
Balazs and the team have only been working with us for the past 6 months. Balazs is steadily building a business that can work without him so he can focus more on innovation and shake up the Dental Industry even further. 2016 is set to be an exciting year!
The nominations for Job Creation:
Winner: McBreen Environmental
Damien McBreen has been working with Business Coaching Ireland for the past 3 years and has shown his unwavering belief in his business by investing heavily in plant & machinery and most importantly new jobs. He has grown his team of 60 to a point where his is now poised for the next phase of phenomenal growth in McBreen Environmental. More investment and more job creation is part of a longer strategic plan for Damien to dominate his sector.
Business Mastery Award
The nominations for Business Mastery Award:
Winner: Thorntons Chartered Surveyors
Thorntons Chartered Surveyors have worked with us for just over a year. Larry, Darren, Tony & Patrick have been very disciplined and diligent in applying the ActionCOACH systems into their business to get it performing better, while also increasing sales and profits. With a strong foundation at mastery level we expect them to continue on their exciting growth path in 2016.
One To Watch
The nominations for One To Watch / Innovation:
Winner: Keystone Insurance
Anthony Woods has worked with us for the past 3 years and is a perfect example of ‘Learn before you earn’. His commitment and sheer drive to be the ‘Best of the Best’ in whatever he does certainly shows in the success he has achieved in Keystone over the past few years. He is at the point of launching a brand new project in 2016. We have no doubt that it will be an exciting and successful year ahead for Anthony and his team. Definitely one to watch!
Heading into 2016 we are determined to maintain this standard of performance and to help all our clients grow faster than both the market and their competitors.
If you would like to achieve similar results to our clients in 2016 join us at our Business Planning Workshop Thursday 14th January 2016 in the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport. Click here to register your place today.