Britain’s Most Admired Companies

A table of the most admired companies was published in Management Today magazine. This was based on peer evaluation. So who was in the top 10 of the 2009 Most Admired Companies?

  1. BSkyB
  2. Tesco
  3. Johnson Matthey
  4. Cadbury
  5. GlaxoSmithKline
  6. Rolls-Royce
  7. BP
  8. BG Group
  9. Diageo
  10. Cobham

I wonder who you would include in your top 10 Most Admired Companies? Why not leave a comment with your views?

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Graham Salisbury says 3 February 2010

As with all such listings, it depends what one means by “most admired” and also who who is doing the admiring!

Covalence are a Swiss-based organisation that track the ethical reputation of multinational companies, and produce a regularly updated ranking of such organisations.

The criteria that they use in determining ranking are largely based on the contribution of multinational enterprises to human development globally, with particular attention paid to the needs and realities of developing countries.

Here’s how the Companies on the “most admired” list fare when a different set of criteria are applied! Interesting that on that basis, BSkyB would be bottom of the list, not the top!

1.BSkyB 323/581
2.Tesco 97/581
3.Johnson Matthey 299/581
4.Cadbury 26/581
5.GlaxoSmithKline 29/581
6.Rolls-Royce Not Listed
7.BP 130/581
8.BG Group 308/581
9.Diageo 39/581
10.Cobham Not Listed

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