Putting corporate social responsibility at the heart of its business has seen one of Ireland’s biggest business success stories winning yet another high-profile national award.
Waterford Chamber member ,Manguard Plus, Ireland’s largest privately owned Irish security company, won the Family Business CSR Bronze award at a glittering event in the Mansion House.
The company is celebrating more than 27 years in business and enjoys a turnover of some €40 Million, employing 1,200 staff from offices throughout the island of Ireland. Its meteoric rise is closely aligned with its Corporate Social Responsibility and last year alone, Manguard Plus allocated a massive 24% of its net profit to charities and sporting organisations.
Through local sourcing, the company also stimulates local business growth. The company is long recognised for being one of the most generous and loyal sponsors of sporting and community organisations. In Kildare alone it sponsors Moorefield GAA as well as Manguard Park –Kildare GAA Centre of Excellence as well as numerous clubs nationwide including St. Patrick’s Athletic.
CEO of Manguard Plus, Sean Hall says, “We are delighted to have won this Family Business Award for our commitment to CSR. At our core, Manguard Plus is a family business, embedded in the community. My Father, Sean Snr and I started our business over 27 years ago; we got huge support from my Mother, Margaret, and my siblings and this continues to this very day. I couldn’t have done it without them and really the huge success that Manguard Plus enjoys today is down to my parents and wider family. We were brought up to work hard at whatever we did, respect people and give back to our community and this is the cornerstone of our company. We have even more family involved now given our expansion and ‘family’ really extends to the army of devoted and hard-working professional staff we employ. We couldn’t do it without working as a unit. Winning this award is as a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a responsible, ethical, and socially beneficial business environment”.
“Employee empowerment is core to our ethos. We offer comprehensive staff training, leading to internationally recognised qualifications. As an example, two staff members are currently completing doctorates, fully funded by us, enhancing service quality and benefiting the broader community”.
“I would also like to thank our clients, many of whom have been with us since the formation of Manguard Plus. They share our ethos of loyalty and value the service we provide”.