Local best performing companies take centre stage at Titanic Belfast

(L-R) Bob Barbour CEO of Centre for Competitiveness, Trevor Anderson Operations Director of Belfast Harbour, Brendan McGeown Financial Controller of Fasthouse, Angela Crone Transformation Change Leader at Bombardier, Nigel Graham Operations Director Balcas and Paul Stapleton Managing Director of NIE Networks.

Leading organisations from the hospitality and tourism, advanced manufacturing and housing sectors are set to take centre-stage this month at Titanic Belfast in a conference which both celebrates and examines what makes local high-performing companies tick.

This event, which takes place from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday March 13 will provide delegates with “practical insights from our best-performing companies on critical performance areas where they lead the field.”

Organised by the Centre for Competitiveness and supported by Balcas, Belfast Harbour, Bombardier, Fasthouse and NIE Networks the programme will see multi-award winners such as Denroy, Titanic Belfast, Slieve Russell and Young Enterprise Northern Ireland present on areas ranging from supply chain excellence, customer experience, people development to innovation.

This event will also include the European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Awards which recognises the best-performing organisations in the region.

This is the 25th anniversary of the awards being held in Northern Ireland and Centre for Competitiveness Chief Executive Bob Barbour said the awards ceremony would be a celebration of the very best in local innovation and enterprise.

“This year’s awards recipients and presenters represent a range of industries and sectors who all have a commitment to ensure excellence is an integral part of what they do,” he said.

“Performance has never been more important for our organisations whether they hail from the manufacturing, service, public or voluntary sector.

We wanted to offer attendees both the opportunity to hear directly from a diverse range of super-performing organisations and attend open-mic panel discussions on topical issues ranging from navigating a hyper-competitive marketplace to IOT, hyper-connectivity and energy.”

The conference will also hear from Titanic Belfast Chief Executive Judith Owens who will present on the factors that underpin their success, namely people and process excellence, innovation in technology and effective stakeholder management.

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