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Our recent achievements

Our exporting success and commitment to people development represent just two areas where we have won awards in recent years.

Deloitte Best Managed Company

Deloitte Best Managed Companies - CDE Global

CDE Global has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme for ten consecutive years. The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme recently celebrated ten years of recognizing management excellence and Irish companies who are operating at the highest levels of business performance, with CDE Global the only company from Northern Ireland to be on the list every year, for the last 10 years.

The awards, in association with Bank of Ireland, culminated with the Best Managed Companies Awards symposium and gala, which was attended by over 1,000 people from the Irish business community. Commenting on the award, Brendan McGurgan, Group Managing Director, CDE said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win this award for Best Managed Company for the tenth consecutive year. This accolade assessed across 4 key pillars including Strategy, Capability, Commitment, and Financial performance is a testimony to the strength, determination, culture, and resilience of our Team who have skilfully navigated a path through the recession since 2008.


The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

Sunday Times International Track 200 - 2018 - CDE Global

June 2018 saw CDE recognized in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list for the second consecutive year, with the company being ranked in 130th position. Now in its ninth year, the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is a league table that ranks the fastest-growing UK mid-market private companies in terms of international sales. CDE was one of only three Northern Ireland companies to be recognized in this prestigious list.


Made in Northern Ireland - Manufacturer of the Year (£25m+)

Made in Northern Ireland Awards - CDE Global

In May 2018, CDE Global was recognized in the prestigious Made in Northern Ireland awards, picking up the coveted Manufacturer of the Year Award (£25m+). These awards recognize and reward manufacturing companies based in Northern Ireland that have demonstrated success in innovation, product development, and growth in either domestic or overseas markets. This was the fifth year of the awards, and as well as being named NI's Manufacturer of the Year, the company was also highly commended in the Manufacturing Innovation category. Sean Kerr, Engineering Director commented; "Our strength lies in the level of excellence of our teams, that keeps us ahead of the innovation curve, but also in the absolute care we put in everything we do."


Irish Accountancy Awards

CDE Global - Irish Accountancy Awards

The CDE Global Finance Team were recognized for their great work at the 2018 Irish Accountancy Awards. The team picked up the Excellence in Sustainability award, while our Financial Controller, Monica Kelly achieved personal recognition from the industry by collecting the Accountant of the Year (Industry).  


2018 - CIM Ireland Marketing Team of the Year

CIM Ireland Marketing Team of Year 2018 - CDE



Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards

CDE Managing Talent Award 2015

We are winners of the 'Managing Talent' award for 3 consecutive years from 2013 to 2015 and these awards recognize our commitment to attracting and retaining the best people to the CDE team. The award was given to CDE Global in 2013 and 2014 and then our friends at CDEnviro collected the award in 2015.

This success was followed in 2016 with 2 further awards for CDE Global - Innovative Employer and the new Entrepreneurial Spirit award.


Chartered Institute of Marketing - Marketing Excellence Awards

CDE Marketing Exporter of the Year 2015

We won the Marketing Exporter of the Year award in 2014 and retained it again in 2015 in recognition of our work to develop new export markets across the 5 sectors and 8 regions where we work. 


Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award

Ulster bank Best international business CDE

CDE Global was crowned the 'Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2012' at the national final of the awards, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin. The awards, now in their 19th year, are in association with the Irish Independent, Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland. Receiving the award, Finance Director Colin Trainor, CDE Global said "We are thrilled to be named the overall Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2012. Since CDE's incorporation, we've grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of aggregate and minerals washing equipment on the global market. Our international success has been achieved as a result of a relentless focus on innovation combined with hard work and constant dedication from our people. Receiving this award is a true testament to the strength and quality of our business and our staff, and is even more pleasing when we consider the overall competition within the category. Everyone at CDE is thrilled to be rewarded with this accolade as we continue on our vision to become the number one washing equipment company in every country in the world."

CDE Global also received the Ulster Bank Business Achievers award for 'Best International Business'.


PwC Award for Excellence in Private Business

CDE PwC Excellence in Private Business Awards 2013

On Thursday 30th May 2013, CDE picked up the ‘Excellence in Private Business Award’ at the PwC Private Business Awards in Belfast. The Private Business Awards celebrate the best of private business across Northern Ireland.

This was followed in 2016 with our nomination to the UK National Finals in the 'Best International Business' category following the exporting success we have enjoyed in recent years.


Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce - Excellence in People Development

CDE Excellence People Development

We were awarded the Excellence in People Development Award by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce for our commitment to the ongoing training, personal and professional development of our people. As winners of this award, we progressed to the national UK finals where we picked up the national award - confirming our status as one of the best employers in the UK for developing our people and allowing them to reach their full potential.

CDE Global NI Chamber of Commerce Awards 2016

In 2016 we were Highly Commended in the 'Export Business of the Year' category at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce awards.


Aer Lingus Viscount Awards - Most Innovative Company of the year

Aer Lingus Viscount award most innovative business

CDE Global has been rewarded for helping sustain the economic ties that have been developed between NI and Great Britain at the annual Aer Lingus Viscount Awards in association with Ulster Business and Insider media.

CDE Global picked up the award for ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ at the ceremony, which was held in the Corinthia Hotel, London. Managing Director of CDE Global, Brendan McGurgan said; “We are delighted to receive this Aer Lingus Viscount award and to be recognized as Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012. Since CDE’s incorporation in 2000, we’ve grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of aggregate & minerals washing equipment on the global market. “This growth has been achieved as a result of a relentless focus on innovation and new product development; it is at the core of everything we do. Receiving the Award is even more pleasing when we consider the overall competition within the Innovation category, so everyone at CDE is thrilled to be recognized in this way.”


Institute of Export - Exporter of the Year 

Institute of Export Award CDE

The award, organized by the Northern Ireland Institute of Export, was established to recognize the achievement of Northern Ireland organizations in export markets. Now in its twenty-second year, previous winners of the award include leading Northern Ireland companies such as Mivan, Grafton Recruitment, The Wright Group, Galen and Ulster Carpets. Presenting the award, Darren Richardson from the Institute of Export said “CDE exemplifies the strategic, sustainable approach to business development in export markets that are essential to the future development of Northern Ireland’s private sector. They are worthy recipients of the Award for Export Achievement and I commend them on their success”.