At a time when the hospitality sector is going through arguably its most challenging period in history, Hodson Bay Group has achieved sole recognition within this sector for excellence at the Deloitte Best Managed Awards in the Burlington Hotel last evening.
Owned by the O’Sullivan family, Hodson Bay Group comprises of the well known Hodson Bay and Galway Bay Hotels, and more recently, the stunning Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Ireland’s Sheraton Flagship.
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies awards programme, in association with Bank of Scotland (Ireland ) Limited, has been developed to recognise Irish companies on the island of Ireland operating at the highest levels of business performance. The programme seeks to identify best managed companies through an evaluation process that extends far beyond financial results.
Pat Cullen, Managing Partner, Deloitte said: “In today’s economy, business and management success can no longer simply be defined as increased sales, profit or turnover. We take a holistic view of the companies, their performance in relation to their peers, and the industries that they are operating in, in order to determine management success. Never has it been more important to recognise and celebrate those companies that are demonstrating sound management practices.”
After receiving the award from Denis Brosnin, former head of Kerry plc, John O’Sullivan expressed his delight at receiving this prestigious award – “This award is all about our people. It reflects on their ability to deliver superb standards of hospitality to all our customers. Our record levels of repeat business as a result of our team’s passion, sincerity and friendliness has allowed Hodson Bay Group to achieve this wonderful recognition”.
The Deloitte Best Managed Award comes only days after the Galway Bay Hotel received the Optimus award of excellence and the European mark of Excellence. At a time of huge challenges for the hospitality sector, Hodson Bay group is an excellent example of belief, endeavour and commitment in turning a threat to a real opportunity.