Ergo wins Best Managed Company and Best SME Workplace awards


9 Mar 2011

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Dublin-based IT services company Ergo has won two awards at the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, highlighting its business achievements and enhancing its reputation as a great place to work.

A panel of judges awarded Ergo the title of Best Managed Company as part of the the Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme.

Ergo has also been awarded the Best SME Workplace 2011, thanks to the company’s employees who participated in a survey compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute.

According to the Great Place to Work Institute, 85pc of Ergo employees responded to the survey, where the participation rate is usually closer to 70pc.  

John Purdy, CEO of Ergo, said, “We are delighted to have been singled out for two prestigious awards. We have long recognised that strategic goals cannot be successful without the full support of committed employees who enjoy their work. These two awards are an endorsement of that approach.”

To qualify for the Best Managed Companies programme, an analysis of Ergo’s business was overseen by Deloitte director Richard Howard. “Ergo has all the key components for running a successful business, where ideas and plans are matched by the ability of employees to deliver on them. This is reflected in a solid financial performance.”

The judging panel, which included businessman Dennis Brosnan and Deloitte partner Pat Cullen, amongst others, also commended Ergo for its plans for international expansion and its use of technology. 

HR manager at Ergo, Siobhán Ryan, believes that last year’s move to the new premises helped engage and motivate employees.

“It’s great for everyone to work in an environment that’s on a par with the very best multinationals. Clearly, it makes a huge difference to our staff, in the survey, the facilities scored a 97pc satisfaction rating, compared to a typical response of 85pc,” she said. 

Ergo employs 176 people in its offices in Dublin’s East Point Business Park.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with Irish Life Corporate Business, promotes and recognises excellence in Irish-owned and managed companies.