The Platinum Club

Thirteen companies from around the country have demonstrated superior performance for seven years running. Their achievement is recognised this year in the programme’s platinum club category. These companies must go through a Phase I and Phase II Best Managed Companies awards programme application process.

3rd March, 2019
Helen Arnold, financial director, TVM Picture: Clare Keogh

Callan Bacon Co Ltd

Callan Bacon Co Ltd is a fourth-generation family business based in Callan, Co Kilkenny. The company produces bacon (sliced and joints) for supermarkets and the food service market in Ireland and Britain.


Founded in 1998 in Co Monaghan, Combilift produces a range of innovative and customised handling solutions. With €235 million sales last year, 98 per cent of that was exported to 85 countries from its factory in Monaghan. It has sold 40,000 units to 102 different countries to date.

Demesne Electrical Sales Ltd

Demesne Electrical, founded in 1977, is Ireland’s leading Irish-owned industrial electrical importer and distributor. The company imports and distributes only the highest quality products from international brands such as Schneider Electric, ContaClip, Fibox & Iboco, to name but a few.

Garvey Group

Garvey Group is a retail/leisure business in south-west Ireland. The group’s Tralee store is the Retail Excellence Ireland Retailer of the Year winner for 2017/18 and has picked up the SuperValu Store of the Year, Off-Licence of the Year and the Checkout award for Best in Fresh Retailer over the past three years.


Glenisk is a family business, three generations in the making. It partners with 50 small family farms across Ireland to source fresh milk for its range of award-winning organic, goats and high protein yogurts - always free from artificial ingredients - to serve its customers’ health and wellbeing and to help preserve the natural environment.

Irish Dog Foods Ltd

Irish Dog Foods is a pet food manufacturer of own-label and branded products for pet speciality retailers, wholesalers and discounters across the globe.

Joe Duffy Group

The Joe Duffy Group is one of Ireland’s largest and most successful motor groups, employing more than 430 employees and representing an extensive franchise portfolio including BMW, Mini, BMW Motorrad, BMWi, Audi, Mazda, Volkswagen, Ford, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Porsche and Kia.

Kestrel Foods Ltd

Kestrel Foods is a family-run business at the forefront of the market for premium quality dried fruit and nuts.

Based in Northern Ireland, with continuous investment in state-of-the-art production facilities and an ambitious growth strategy, it has developed a portfolio of innovative snack products marketed under its Forest Feast and Acti-Snack brands.

The company continues to push the boundaries with its fruit and nut mixes and is a prime example of the innovation and energy in the agri- food sector.


The company’s philosophy is to bring to market clinically-proven health and beauty products that improve people’s lives. It is passionate about improving consumer lifestyles with products that work, from head to toe, inside and out. The mission is to source, develop, test and globally market health and beauty products.

McArdle Skeath

McArdle Skeath offers a unique service portfolio of supply chain solutions. Over the last 50 years it has evolved to offer outsourced solutions to clients who require a combination of cGXP-compliant warehousing, product packing, production inspection, repacking and labelling. These services bring the reassurance of an experienced outsourcing partner which allows clients to concentrate on their core competencies.

The company obtains the necessary licences from the relevant competent regulatory authority and deploys its own design team, project management, QA and operational management team who take ownership for designing, planning, building and operating in line with the needs of its clients. Typical clients are B2B, they are highly regulated multinationals or plcs from the pharmaceutical, nutritional and medical device sectors.

McCue Crafted Fit

McCue Crafted Fit is a specialist in high-quality refurbishment and fit-outs. The award-winning company, based in Greater Belfast, operates throughout Ireland, Britain and Europe. Its exceptional vision delivers a high-quality service and it has a reputation for delivering cutting-edge design concepts across multiple sectors.


Built on the core values of partnership, reliability and leadership, PRL provides customised service offerings in logistics solutions, in-market solutions and integrated services. The business continually develops and delivers sustainable client solutions in an increasingly demanding and discerning go-to-market arena. PRL has over 87 years’ experience connecting brands with consumers.


Ed Sheeran, Pope Francis, Other Voices, Ireland’s Fittest Family, Today Show, party-political conferences, the All-Ireland football and hurling championships, Six Nations, Heineken Champions Cup, Euro 2020 Draw, the Open golf, European Swimming Championships - all big events on the TV calendar and each one benefited from the expertise and professionalism of Television Mobiles (TVM) in 2018.

From its base in Bartlemy, Co Cork, TVM is a one-stop television outside broadcasting facilities company providing high-spec OB trucks, specialised equipment, talented crew and the latest technology ensuring a first-class service.

A Guaranteed Irish member, the ethos of TVM is firmly planted in the ideal of mutual support and cooperation ensuring a positive approach to each project resulting in a successful broadcast and a happy client.

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