Diageo Ireland Demand retains its number 1 position as the best place to work in Ireland while Diageo Supply moves into the top 5 for the first time.
The 12th Annual Great Best Workplace Awards took place on Wednesday 26th February in Dublin. Diageo put in a superb performance winning both 1st and 5th place in the best large company category:
1st place, Best Large Company category – Diageo Ireland (Demand)
5th place, Best Large Company category – Diageo Ireland (Supply)
The event was attended by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., who congratulated all of this year’s organisations on their commitment to creating great workplaces, saying:
“The Government’s aim is to make Ireland the best small country in the world in which to do business and I’m pleased to say our reputation is growing. Businesses in Ireland have demonstrated vibrancy and a commitment to economic recovery that is reflected in the positive spirit of these awards.”
Accepting the award for Diageo Ireland Demand, David Smith paid tribute to the Diageo Ireland staff across the island:
“I am so enormously proud of this award and the fantastic recognition it gives to our people and our company. It is really something to be recognised as Ireland’s greatest place to work for the second year in a row; it is a real endorsement of our business, Diageo’s values and the energy, commitment and enthusiasm everyone in the business brings to work every day. I want to say a big thank you to each and every one of the Diageo Ireland team”.
Paul Armstrong said the success of the Supply business in this year’s survey reflected the huge effort by all in ISC Brewing:
“All of us in Diageo Supply are so proud of the journey that we have undertaken in the Great Place to Work programme in Ireland. I am delighted and honoured that ISC Brewing have been shortlisted, especially given the changes we are going through. To achieve 5th place after only three years involvement in this process is quite some achievement. Thanks to everyone for completing the feedback survey. Your comments will be very valuable as we continue to sustain ISC Brewing as one of the Best Places to Work in Ireland “.
The awards, now in their 12th year in Ireland, were the most competitive to date, with more than one hundred firms from across the country participating in the audit. Operated by the Great Places to Work Institute, firms go through a rigorous selection process, including a detailed survey of staff attitudes alongside a rigorous culture assessment.