Magazine article Management Today

Britain's Most Admired Companies: Nine Measures of Success

Magazine article Management Today

Britain's Most Admired Companies: Nine Measures of Success

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To arrive at the total scores, each company is marked out of 10 across nine criteria, such as quality of management, value as a long-term investment, and financial soundness and innovation.

Here are the top 10 firms by these individual measures

FINANCIAL SOUNDNESS
1      Rotork                         9.00
2      Berkeley Group                 8.93
3      Paddy Power                    8.89
4      Diageo                         8.88
5=     Schroders                      8.86
5=     InterContinental Hotel Group   8.86
7      Victrex                        8.57
8=     Centrica                       8.56
8=     Ryanair                        8.56
10=    BASF (UK)                      8.50
10=    Rolls-Royce                    8.50
10=    easyJet                        8.50
10=    Hargreaves Lansdown            8.50

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
1      Unilever                       8.60
2      SAB Miller                     8.44
3=     Johnson Matthey                8.00
3=     Stagecoach                     8.00
5      Berkeley Group                 7.93
6      BASF (UK)                      7.83
7      Croda International            7.75
8      British Land Company           7.72
9      GlaxoSmithKline                7.57
10=    Experian Group                 7.56
10=    Intertek                       7.56

VALUE AS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT
1      Rolls-Royce                    8.83
2      Diageo                         8.50
3      Berkeley Group                 8.43
4      BG Group                       8.38
5      Rotork                         8.29
6      Abcam                          8.21
7      Johnson Matthey                8.20
8      Whitbread                      8.14
9      Derwent London                 8.13
10=    Croda International            8.00
10=    Melrose Industries             8.00
10=    Carphone Warehouse             8.00

QUALITY OF GOODS & SERVICES
1      John Lewis Partnership         9.00
2=     Rotork                         8.71
2=     Abcam                          8.71
4      Rightmove                      8.60
5=     Rolls-Royce                    8.50
5=     Derwent London                 8.50
7      Shaftesbury                    8.39
8      Diageo                         8.38
9      Ocado                          8.30
10     Aggreko                        8.25

USE OF CORPORATE ASSETS
1      Great Portland Estates         8.50
2      Capital & Counties Properties  8. … 
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