Halma plc, the British global group of life-saving technology companies has been named Britain’s Most Admired Company 2020. The group has topped the list following its 7th place last year, whilst maintaining its number 1 spot in the Engineering sector.
This award is a great collective achievement denoting the dedication and commitment across all Halma businesses and demonstrating how the group’s clear purpose, consistent strategy and focus on things that matter the most drive its long-term success.
“Halma is a very deserving winner of Britain’s Most Admired Companies. There aren’t many companies that can make brilliant the supposed basics of management. It has a well thought-out, purposeful, long-term strategy that it executes consistently and with discipline.”
Adam Gale, Editor of Management Today
“This award is testament to our clear purpose and the dedication and commitment of all our people, which has underpinned Halma’s sustained success over many decades. Our purpose, which is to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day, keeps us focused on the things that matter to our business, our people and to wider society, and is the key driver for our long-term success.”
Andrew Williams, Halma’s Group Chief Executive
Britain’s Most Admired Company (BMAC)
This year’s research was carried out by reputation specialists Echo Research and involved interviews with 300 board members, analysts and City commentators. More specifically, Britain’s largest public businesses and leading employers across 26 sector – with each sector comprising a maximum of 10 firms – were asked to evaluate their peers. Based on 13 criteria, research participants rated the rival businesses within their sector on a scale of 0-10 (0=poor, 5=average, 10=excellent). Halma was declared Britain’s Most Admired Company for 2020 having earned the highest total score.
Halma plc was founded in 1894 and is a global group of safety equipment companies that create products and innovative solutions to combat key global problems (i.e water scarcity), detect hazard, protect and save lives. The group is also listed on the London Stock Exchange and is part of the FTSE 100 Index.
Currently, Halma consists of more than 40 companies which are grouped into four sectors: Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety, Environmental & Analysis, and Medical.