ESB scoops overall Winners Award at Leinster Society’s 2011 Published Accounts Awards

ESB has today been announced as the Overall Winner of this year’s Published Accounts Awards. The awards, which are hosted by Chartered Accountants Leinster Society took place  (24 November 2011) in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.

A total of 29 Irish companies, not-for-profit organisations and charities competed as finalists across eight distinct award categories to be rewarded and recognised for achieving excellence in financial reporting.

Among the category winners were UTV, which took the award for Small/Medium Quoted Companies and Fyffes, which won the Enterprise Securities Market category. Also continuing its run from winning last year was CRH, who were presented with both the winner’s award for Large Quoted Companies and Social Responsibility Reporting. Concern won the award for Charities and Not For Profit Organisations for the second consecutive year and Magna Financial were presented with a winners award in the newly introduced Investment Funds category. Elan was selected as the overall winner of the Branding, Communication & Marketing category for the presentation of its’ financial accounts reports.

The Published Accounts Awards are organised by the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society and are sponsored by the Irish Stock Exchange. The Awards reward companies who seek excellence in financial reporting in Ireland.
The full list of award winners is as follows:

Large Quoted Companies: CRH
Small/Medium Quoted Companies: UTV
Statutory unquoted companies: ESB
Enterprise Securities Market: Fyffes
Charities and Not For Profit Organisations: Concern
Investment Funds Magna Financial
Branding, Communication & Marketing Award: Elan
 Social Responsibility Reporting: CRH

Speaking at the presentation of the Published Accounts Awards, Frank Gannon, Chairman, Chartered Accountants Leinster Society, said: “Now in their 34th year, the Awards recognise and reward the commitment shown by Irish companies in seeking excellence in financial reporting. The Awards provide an important, independent benchmark that set and showcase best practice standards in the communication and presentation of financial information. On behalf of the judging panel and the Leinster Society, may I congratulate all our finalists and in particular our winners on their achievements today.”

Ms. Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive of the Irish Stock Exchange and sponsor of the Published Accounts Awards, said: “Excellence and transparency in the presentation of annual reports are important features of successful companies in today’s global market place. Today’s winners at the Published Accounts Awards are Irish companies which seek to deliver to the expectations and standards demanded by the international investment community.”

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