Corrib Oil is one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2022

By Corrib Oil | 30th September 2022

Galway – 30 September 2022: Corrib Oil, consisting of Corrib Retail and Corrib Distribution, has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies, an awards programme led by Deloitte in association with Bank of Ireland. The Irish-owned company employs more than 1,000 people across the nation, primarily in Connacht but recently expanding in Munster and Leinster. The company operates 33 retail stores and service stations, as well as 21 oil depots providing home heating oil, agricultural fuel and commercial lubricants.

Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme promotes and recognises excellence in Irish and Northern Irish owned and managed companies. Corrib Oil was the only West of Ireland based company to win for the first time this year. Entrants to the programme compete for the designation in a rigorous process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices in addition to the strategy, capability, innovation, culture and financial performance of their companies.

Commenting on the award, Eugene Dalton, CEO, Corrib Oil, said: “We’re thrilled to receive this award from Deloitte. We strive for a culture of constant improvement at Corrib Oil. As we continue to grow, our priorities are to provide exceptional customer service, to invest in our staff to continue building high-performance teams, and to give back to the communities we work in.”

Brian Murphy, Lead Partner for Ireland’s Best Managed Companies Awards Programme at Deloitte said: “Year-on-year we’re impressed by the businesses that qualify and requalify for our Best Managed Companies Awards and in another uncertain year, the entries continued to raise the bar. Despite the challenges these businesses faced, the management teams of the winning companies have embraced new opportunities for innovation and growth, offering best-in-class products and services to their customers and retaining their competitive advantage in a world that is ever-changing.”

This is the first year where the awards programme returned as an in-person event following the pandemic and culminated with a gala awards ceremony at The Convention Centre Dublin.



About Corrib Retail and Corrib Distribution

Corrib Oil, founded in Claremorris in 1987, operates two distinct divisions, Corrib Retail and Corrib Distribution. Corrib Retail currently operates 33 convenience stores with forecourts; while Corrib Distribution, a leading distributor of heating oils and fuel, operates through 21 depots across 14 counties.

Having maintained a 22-year relationship with BWG Foods, all Corrib Retail convenience stores are branded as Spar, while all forecourts are branded Circle K or Texaco, with instore partners including Insomnia and Chopped.

The Corrib Distribution business supplies home heating oil, road fuels and lubricants from 21 distribution sites, operating a fleet of 78 road trucks and 69 service vehicles across the country.