Mannok secured a hat-trick of awards recently as the company won the Off to the Best Start category at the Lean Business Ireland Awards, was named one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies and Supplier of the Year.

Mannok’s winning streak, on Thursday, September 29, started at the Lean Business Ireland Awards as the company won the Off to the Best Start category, following the launch of its Operational Excellence strategy earlier this year. The company’s success continued, on the other side of the Irish Sea, as Mannok was honoured as Supplier of the Year for the independent merchant’s industry at the inaugural IBC Buying Group Gala Ball and Awards held in Northamptonshire.

Finally, to top off an already successful evening, Mannok was announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies due to its superior business performance.

Dara O’Reilly, Mannok’s Chief Financial Officer attended the awards ceremony at The Convention Centre Dublin and commented on Mannok’s recognition saying,

“We are very proud to be recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for the second year running, particularly given the unprecedented challenges of energy price hikes and cost inflation in the last year. Our resilience to such challenges and our continued business performance is down to our team of over 800 employees, whom we are extremely grateful to for all their commitment, hard work and innovative spirit.”

Mannok won the Off to the Best Start category at the annual Lean Business Ireland Awards 2022, an awards programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, to recognise and celebrate organisations demonstrating effective implementation of Lean thinking and practice in their journey towards operational and enterprise excellence.

Mannok has been working towards operational efficiency following the launch of the Mannok Leading Excellence Programme, its Operational Excellence strategy, earlier this year.

Operational Excellence Manager, Conor Baxter, who designed the strategy and is leading its embedment in every area of the business, commented on the recognition saying: “We are very proud to receive this award following the launch of our Operational Excellence strategy and its implementation throughout our facilities. We currently have eight areas of the business in the planning phase, two in implementation and two in continuous improvement. We have already made significant improvements to business efficiency, and we are on track to achieving Best in Class operational standards by 2027.”

As the Lean Business Ireland Awards event continued, it was not long before Conor was back on stage at Croke Park to collect another award. Conor was crowned Lean Champion of the year for his critical role in Mannok’s journey to sustain a Lean and continuous improvement culture as well as his extraordinary interest in the adoption, implementation, and success of the organisation’s Operational Excellence strategy.

Mannok’s third award Supplier of the Year, was announced at the inaugural IBC Buying Group Gala Ball and Awards, held in the prestigious Silverstone Race Circuit in Northamptonshire. The awards celebrated the most innovative and successful partnerships between IBC members and suppliers over the past year. At the buying group’s Gala Ball and Awards, Mannok was awarded Supplier of the Year for its innovation, effective communication and customer service with both IBC members and the IBC team.