Ocuco founder and CEO, Leo Mac Canna. Photo courtesy of Fennell Photography
DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for 2021. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the fourth year, was recognized at a virtual awards ceremony on September 8. The awards program is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. “To be included as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for a fourth year running is a testament to the outstanding performance of our management team,” said Leo Mac Canna, Ocuco CEO.

“It’s extraordinary to look at what the Ocuco team has achieved in such an adverse year. Together, we managed to receive a €40 million finance boost, launched a sustainability program neutralizing our carbon emissions, received an ISO 27001:2017 certification, and had one of our software products recognized as being best in-practice. Receiving this award once again confirms the competence and professionalism of our team.

Mac Canna explained that the framework provided by Deloitte provides an excellent foundation for examining management strategy and significantly contributes to Ocuco’s worldwide presence.

Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards program promotes and recognizes excellence in Irish/Northern Irish owned and managed companies and is the only award scheme on the island of Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Entrants to the program compete for the designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices and the strategy, capability, innovation, culture and financial performance of their companies.

Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland and judging panel member, commented, “This year’s winning companies had robust strategies in place before the pandemic, which enabled them to respond comprehensively to the changing situations they found themselves in. With no sector untouched by the impact of COVID-19, many companies remained committed to ensuring that they did not fall into the trap of doing things like they had always been done, just because that had worked in the past; in fact, many companies took the extraordinary challenge as an opportunity to develop and improve processes.”

Nikki Canavan, senior director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking and judging panel member said, “Over the last number of years the companies in the Best Managed Companies network have shown huge strength in the face of disruption and uncertainty. This year in particular—a year that tested Irish businesses like never before—the judges noted the commitment, bravery, resilience and tenacity of the applicant companies.”

Ocuco is a leading provider of omnichannel solutions to the eyecare retail, optometry and lab markets worldwide. The Irish-owned software company was established in 1993 in Dublin by CEO Leo Mac Canna. The company maintains its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and China.