Best Managed Companies – Gold Winners

Lorraine Heskin, chief executive, Gourmet Food Parlour. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Beannchor Group is Northern Ireland's leading hospitality Group. The group’s portfolio of brands is diverse, with restaurants, cafés, bars, hotels and night clubs, but they all operate with the same aim, deliver the highest possible service standards and a product that is exceptional within its field.

CMS Distribution

CMS Distribution is an independent value-added IT distributor of business and consumer technology products. It specialises in taking emerging technologies to market using a range of value-added services. The company is an integral link in a chain that connects manufacturers/vendors to resellers/retailers. It trades with over 5,000 customers every year.


Delmec believes that “synergy shapes success”. Working collaboratively, it engineers a smarter way to build and manage telecoms infrastructure, seamlessly connecting people and businesses to the world. Its partners trust it to deliver the insights and engineering expertise they need to succeed, optimising value from its telecommunication assets.

Drover Foods Ltd

Drover Foods is located in Wexford and is a manufacturer of ready-to-eat pork and plant-based food ingredients. Drovers exports 88 per cent of its sales, supplying the business-to-business markets in Britain and mainland Europe. Drover supplies sandwich, pizza and ready-meal manufacturers, its product range includes falafels, bhajis, fritters, vegan duck/meatballs/sausages.

Gourmet Food Parlour

Gourmet Food Parlour brings together the best in casual dining, high-end catering and sports nutrition to provide the highest calibre service across all arms of the hospitality sector. The business is celebrating its 16th year in 2022, employs 169 people and is continuing to grow and develop.

Insomnia Coffee Company

Insomnia Coffee Company is Ireland’s leading independent coffee shop chain which is Irish-owned and operated. It is celebrating 25 years in business this year having grown from a single location in a Galway bookstore to 170 stores and over 550 self- service locations in Ireland, Britain, UAE and Taiwan.

Northern Hydraulics

Northern Hydraulics Ltd is a leading manufacturer of precision hydraulic cylinders, servicing customers across a range of markets. The company was founded in 1988 by Seamus Morris, its continued focus and commitment to customer service, cost and quality has supported the company’s significant growth in the last number of years.

SONAS Bathrooms

SONAS has over 40 years’ experience bringing everyday luxury to your bathroom. Its team of experts’ design and create high-quality products with the perfect balance of style and performance. As a leading bathroom brand, SONAS is available to buy through most bathroom retailers, plumbers’ merchants and builders’ providers.

Walls Construction Limited

Established over 70 years, Walls is a privately owned company and one of Ireland's leading building contractors. It understands that with every construction project the key to success is forming strong relationships, providing flexible and value-based solutions, and ensuring that its promises are kept. Accountable, trustworthy, sustainable, agile and conscientious.


With its headquarters in Drogheda, Ireland (WaterWipes UC) and regional offices around the world, WaterWipes is now selling the World's Purest Baby Wipes in more than 50 countries. It is proud to have over 400 talented people working together to bring its products to more and more parents across the globe.