Souderton, US, June 19, 2017 – Almac Group, the global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, is delighted to have received recognition as a US-Ireland Top 50 Company for its commitment to building prosperity through business and job creation.

The Irish Echo Newspaper’s 10th Annual Awards Luncheon highlights companies who exhibit dedication to strengthening international trade between the US and Northern Ireland. The luncheon emphasises a commitment to future progress and prosperity between the citizens of New York, NY, US and Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, while celebrating a shared history and past.

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Friday 16th June 2017, Crumlin, Co.Antrim: Randox named in US-Ireland Top 50 Companies at New York New Belfast conference

Global healthcare company Randox, which is headquartered in Co. Antrim and has key R&D, engineering and manufacturing facilities in both Co. Antrim and Co. Donegal, has been named in The US-Ireland Top 50 Companies, to be announced today, Friday 16 June, at the New York/New Belfast conference in Manhattan.

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Aramark Named Ireland’s Best Facilities Management Firm

Food services, facilities management and property management company Aramark has been recognised as “Best in Facilities Management” at the 2017 Irish Enterprise Awards, the aim of which is to highlight the talent found within Irish businesses that have provided some of the best products and services across the country.

The winners were decided through a combination of votes gathered from a network of industry partners and research into all of the key aspects of each nominee’s business, including how their company has performed over the past 12 months and their methods of operation. Out of the approximately 1,400 companies nominated, only 20 companies went on to win an award.

The MD of facilities management for Aramark North Europe, Roger Brennan, stated that “Aramark is increasingly becoming the one-stop-shop for companies looking for integrated facilities management solutions, including FM, property management and food services. It’s no wonder. Having a single point of contact for all required services is a massive convenience for companies.”

Strong Sustained Economic Growth

* Fastest growing economy in Eurozone, 5th consecutive year of economic expansion.

* Broad based growth; Consumer spend +4.2%, construction +11% and exports +9.8%, all contributing positively to growth.

* Ireland ranks 6th of 63 countries benchmarked in the 2017
IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, up one place from last year.

* Ireland’s debt to GDP ratio (75%) is also on a firm downward trajectory below the Euro area (90%) and EU (85%) averages.

* Irish Government Debt has an A rating with all major rating agencies with stable to positive outlooks forecast.