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Learning Pool receives the Platinum standard as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies 

Awarded to those with superior business performance, we have maintained our status as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed Companies’ for almost a decade. For three consecutive years, we have also received the Platinum award, having held the Gold standard prior to that.

Led by Deloitte Ireland in association with Bank of Ireland, the ‘Best Managed Companies’ awards program is designed to identify and celebrate excellence among the best-managed privately-owned companies in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

To qualify for the award, companies must undergo a rigorous assessment of their management abilities and practice, demonstrating high-caliber strategy, capability, innovation and culture. Judges also look beyond financial performance at areas such as the company’s environmental, social and governance standards, as well as its talent strategy.

Deloitte Best Managed Companies

Frank Doherty, Financial Controller and Sam Rhodes, Head of Finance, represented Learning Pool at the gala evening for the 15th annual Best Managed Companies Awards.


“We are honored to have been recognized as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed Companies’ for the best part of 10 years,” said, Louise McElvaney, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Receiving the Platinum award for the third year in a row is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, each and every one of whom plays a crucial role in Learning Pool’s continued growth and innovation.”

Brian Murphy, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Program at Deloitte Ireland also said: “This year, we’re celebrating 15 years of the BMC program and the incredible companies that have qualified. Even though this year’s cohort faced another challenging period, over the past 15 years we’ve seen how indigenous Irish businesses find opportunities in change. Despite the uncertainties of the past few years, the confidence of Irish businesses is clear as more and more are scaling their market reach internationally.”

Last week, at the 15th annual awards ceremony, Deloitte recognized 130 indigenous companies representing 24 of the 32 countries across the island of Ireland. We were among just four other companies to receive the Platinum award for 2023. 

Nikki Canavan, Senior Director, Head of Origination and Sustainability, Corporate Banking Ireland and judge panel member commented: “Over the last number of years, the companies in the Best Managed Companies network have shown huge strength in the face of disruption and uncertainty. This year in particular – a year that tested Irish businesses like never before – the judges noted the commitment, bravery, resilience and tenacity of the applicant companies.”


About Learning Pool

Learning Pool creates learning experiences that deliver extraordinary outcomes for workplaces investing in the performance and skills of their people. Supporting thousands of businesses investing in learning experiences for their global learners, Learning Pool’s innovative AI learning platforms and skills solutions, combine integrated technology and adaptive content to produce actionable insight on every learner’s performance.

Its world-class customer experience makes sure clients can harness its unique ability to produce a highly skilled workforce, new competitive advantages, and an organization prepared for whatever the future might bring. 

Wherever you find ambitious workplaces investing in their people, you’ll find Learning Pool.


About the Best Managed Companies Awards

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies program, in association with Bank of Ireland, promotes and recognizes excellence in Irish/Northern Irish-owned and managed companies. It is the only awards scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Entrants to the program will compete for this designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Program sponsors are Bank of Ireland, the IMI and the Business Post. For further information, visit


International History of Best Managed Companies Program

The Best Managed Companies Program originated in Canada in 1993, where it has been run successfully ever since and is the country’s leading business awards program. In addition to Ireland and Canada, the program is currently run in a total of 48 countries including China, The US, Southeast Asia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Mexico and Chile.


About Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland’s purpose is to enable its customers, colleagues and communities to thrive. The Group is one of the largest financial services providers in Ireland, offering a wide range of banking and other financial services and operating Ireland’s largest retail branch network. In the UK, the Group has long-established partnerships with the Post Office and the AA providing consumer financial services. The Group’s international business is conducted by its Corporate Banking and Global Markets teams operating from Dublin, London, and offices in continental Europe and the United States. 


About Deloitte

At Deloitte, we make an impact that matters for our clients, our people, our profession, and in the wider society by delivering the solutions and insights they need to address their most complex business challenges.

As the largest global professional services and consulting network, with over 312,000 professionals in more than 150 countries, we bring world-class capabilities and high-quality services to our clients.

In Ireland, Deloitte has approximately 3,000 people providing audit, tax, consulting, risk advisory and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Our people have the leadership capabilities, experience and insight to collaborate with clients so they can move forward with confidence.

In this press release, references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte Ireland LLP. The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press. Deloitte Ireland LLP is the Ireland affiliate of Deloitte NSE LLP, a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. , a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”). DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL and Deloitte NSE LLP do not provide services to clients. Please see to learn more about our global network of member firms.

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