CarTrawler Awarded Gold Standard Among Ireland’s Best Managed Companies

Mar 8, 2016

Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, March 8th, 2016: CarTrawler has been awarded gold standard in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. CarTrawler demonstrated superior business performance for the fourth year running, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin on March 4th, 2016.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises indigenous Irish companies across Ireland which are operating at the highest levels of business performance.

I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of everyone in CarTrawler. Achieving gold standard in the Deloitte Best Managed awards is a fantastic endorsement of what we do at CarTrawler, as we continue to excel as the world’s best-converting travel technology platform. We have doubled our staff numbers in just 18 months; this award is testament to the impact our new recruits have had, as well as recognition of the job that our longer term staff have done in retaining our incredible culture and successful business model as we have grown.

Michael Cunningham, Chief Commercial Officer at CarTrawler

The network of 115 Best Managed Companies now employs over 47,000 people around the country and has a combined turnover of almost €10bn. Recognising the importance of overseas markets for Irish companies, the Best Managed Companies also recorded an average growth in export sales of 161% over the last three years.

About CarTrawler: CarTrawler connects business and leisure customers and online travel retailers with more road and rail transport solutions than they will find anywhere else. Over 80 international airlines and 2,000 travel retailers around the world trust CarTrawler to provide their customers with real-time access to over 1,500 leading and independent car rental agents, coach transfers, rail networks and chauffeur drive services at 30,000 locations in 174 countries. Its in-house booking engine gives it the opportunity to easily and quickly scale to accommodate customer demand. CarTrawler also owns and operates the Cabforce, Holiday Autos and Argus Car Hire brands. The company headquarters and Customer Centre of Excellence are located in Dublin, Ireland, with additional offices in Boston, London and Helsinki. CarTrawler is private equity backed by BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners. For further information, please visit

About Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards: The Deloitte Best Managed Companies programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, promotes and recognises excellence in 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 and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. Programme sponsors are Barclays Bank Ireland, the Irish Management Institute and the Sunday Business Post. For further information, The Best Managed Companies Programme originated in Canada in 1993, where it has been run successfully ever since and is the country’s leading business awards programme. In addition to Ireland and Canada, the programme is also run in The Netherlands and Mexico.

About Barclays: Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. With 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. Follow us on twitter For further information about Barclays Corporate Banking, please visit our website