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, financial soundness and innovation.

Here are the top 10 firms ranked by these individual measures

QUALITY OF MANAGEMENT

1    Next                                 9.00
2    Johnson Matthey                      8.57
3    Melrose                              8.56
4    easyJet                              8.50
5=   Glanbia                              8.38
5=   Paddy Power                          8.38
7    Babcock International                8.29
8    GKN                                  8.25
9    Prudential                           8.20
10   International Airlines Group         8.17

ABILITY TO ATTRACT, RETAIN & DEVELOP TOP TALENT
1    Johnson Matthey                      8.21
2    Paddy Power                          8.13
3=   Unilever                             8.00
3=   Kier Group                           8.00
5    Derwent London                       7.92
6    Next                                 7.89
7    International Airlines Group         7.83
8    GlaxoSmithKline                      7.75
9    McDonald's Restaurants (UK)          7.71
10   Prudential                           7.70

QUALITY OF MARKETING
1    Paddy Power                          8.63
2=   RB                                   8.50
2=   easyJet                              8.50
4    John Lewis Partnership               8.33
5    Unilever                             8.22
6    Derwent London                       8.20
7=   Sky*                                 8.10
7=   Aldi                                 8.10
9    Domino's Pizza                       8.06
10   McDonald's Restaurants (UK)          8.00

FINANCIAL SOUNDNESS
1    AB InBev (UK)                        8.71
2    Next                                 8.67
3    Paddy Power                          8.63
4=   RB                                   8.50
4=   Rotork                               8.50
4=   Diageo                               8.50
7    Schroders                            8.43
8    Berkeley Group                       8.38
9=   HSBC                                 8.33
9=   Aggreko                              8.33

VALUE AS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT
1    Johnson Matthey                      8.36
2=   John Lewis Partnership               8.11
2=   Next                                 8.11
4    Prudential                           8. … 
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