3 October 2022

Kilwaughter Minerals Announced as One of Ireland's Best Managed Companies

Leading minerals processor Kilwaughter Minerals has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies.

The Larne-based business was recognised in the prestigious awards programme led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland, for demonstrating superior business performance.

Kilwaughter was one of just three companies from Northern Ireland to receive the annual award for the first time.

Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme promotes and recognises excellence in locally owned and managed business in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Entrants compete for the designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices in addition to the strategy, capability, innovation, culture and financial performance of their companies.

Gary Wilmot, CEO, Kilwaughter Minerals said:

“It is a tremendous honour to be named among Ireland’s Best Managed Companies, providing further endorsement of the continued strong performance of Kilwaughter Minerals.

“Working alongside our board, the senior management team continually works to develop and grow the business as we seek to expand in our key construction and agriculture markets.

“As the economy has emerged from the onset of COVID-19, we have worked hard to service a sustained surge in demand for our products.

“We continue to invest across multiple fronts, recently announcing a £4.7 million investment programme across two years in improving capacity, efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint.

“This continued investment, along with expansion in our research and development and business development functions, ensures that we continue to maintain our position as a leading supplier to the UK and Ireland building and agriculture sectors.”

Brian Murphy, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte added:

“Year-on-year we’re impressed by the businesses that qualify and requalify for our Best Managed Companies Awards and in another uncertain year, the entries continued to raise the bar.

“Despite the challenges these businesses faced, the management teams of the winning companies have embraced new opportunities for innovation and growth, offering best-in-class products and services to their customers and retaining their competitive advantage in a world that is ever-changing.”


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Simon Cunningham, Lighthouse Communications [email protected] or Tel: 07731824431

About Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd

  • Established in 1939, Kilwaughter Minerals Limited is a quarry and mineral processor headquartered on a 75-acre site in Larne, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Kilwaughter produces calcium carbonate based products including, limestone sands, aggregates, derivative products for construction and broader industry and a range of products for the agriculture and landscaping sectors.
  • Kilwaughter’s brands include Kilwaughter Lime, K Systems and K Rend, with K Rend being the UK and Ireland’s largest independent silicone render manufacturer..
  • Kilwaughter Minerals were recently awarded Stakeholder of the Year at the NI Social Enterprise Awards for their long term partnership with AEL, another Larne based social enterprise.
  • Kilwaughter also recently committed £20K to the Brighter Futures charity which was initiated by Larne FC.

About the Best Managed Companies Awards

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with Bank of Ireland, promotes and recognises 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 programme will compete for this designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

Programme sponsors are Bank of Ireland, the IMI and the Business Post. For further information, visit www.deloittebestmanaged.ie.

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