Wednesday 16 October 2019

Mallow's EPS manages to scoop an impressive golden five-in-a-row

Water solutions giant wins Deloitte Best Managed Award for fifth successive year

Bill Browne

The Mallow-based international water solutions giant EPS has once again struck gold, adding yet another string to its already impressive bow by retaining its coveted status as one of Ireland's most efficiently run companies.

The company, which last year marked its five decades in business, has been given yet another reason to celebrate after scooping the prestigious gold accolade at the 2019 Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards. 

This is the fifth year in a row that EPA - which employs more than 500 people in Ireland, the UK and Jordan - has been recognised with the gold standard for what judges said was its "superior business performance". 

Founded in 1968, EPS has grown from a modest electrical and pumping business into a globally recognised exporter and service provider to the water, wastewater and clean technology sectors. 

Along the way it has won numerous national and international awards, including representing Ireland at the European Business Awards. 

In recent months the company has placed an increased focus on recruitment, as well as encouraging secondary school students, both male and female, to study STEM subjects. 

So it was a powerful message that nine women represented the company at the awards ceremony and gala dinner in Dublin. 

"With International Women's Day approaching, it was a timely reminder that careers in engineering and manufacturing business are not just for boys," said EPS Human Resources manager Joanne Tracy. 

"We were proud to have women representing our marketing and communications department; operations; HR; industrial sales; and our service department on the awards night," she added. 

EPS managing director Patrick Buckley said the latest accolade underscored the contribution of every employee within the company. 

"As we continue to celebrated our 50th year in business, being acknowledged in this manner for the fifth year in succession is a fantastic way to keep up the positive momentum that drives the company", said Mr Buckley.