Celebrating Dutch business excellence

Best Managed Companies 2021

Recognising Dutch private business success


More than a decade ago Deloitte launched the Best Managed Companies (BMC) programme in The Netherlands. The global programme that celebrates business success of the privately held leading/impactful players by recognizing and elevating companies that operate at the highest levels of business performance. Through a rigorous and independent process, the management skills and practices of the participating companies are evaluated based on proven best practices. The focus is on four categories, namely: strategy, culture, financials and innovation. Are you a leading/impacful player? Do you have outstanding leadership, an innovative mindset, and adaptive power? And are you curious about which components really helped and which may have hampered more rapid development? Participating with Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies programme will supply the answers! In this brochure you can read the most important information regarding participation. We hope you’ll apply! Here's to your continued success. Coen & Alexander

What's in it for your company?

An interactive session into your company’s strategic and operational management by using different perspectives: a. Your management b. Employees c. Supervisory board d. Deloitte experts e. And other leading/ impactful players

Direct contact with experienced experts who think along from the breadth of Deloitte and give advice on improving weak spots within your company.

The possibility to gather knowledge on current topics and to enter into dialogue with peers.

A fantastic reputation boost and great media attention that radiates to clients, customers, and (potential) employees - now and in the future.

Who can apply?

Turnover in excess of 50 million

Established for at least 5 years

Perceived as leading or impactful player in its respective (niche-) segment

Substantial interest held by persons or entities established in the Netherlands

HQ or major decision center in the Netherlands (operations can be abroad)

Fully compliant from legal, tax and ethical perspective

Managing services effectively adapting to changing market conditions, over the past three financial years

Strong governance structure (cfr. Active advisory board/board of directors)

Here’s how it works

The Best Managed Companies programme aims to find the best managed, privately owned companies in the Netherlands. The BMC programme evaluates your company’s management abilities and practices, recognising overall business performance and growth. To gain insight into your company, employees, management and, if applicable, the supervisory board are asked to complete questionnaires. Based on these results our experienced professionals evaluate your business in the areas of strategy, governance & financials, capabilities & innovation, and culture & commitment. Your performance is then compared to industry peers. During a deep dive session with your management, we’ll go through your results and together we look at and advise on tweaking the weak spots. Afterwards you will receive a report with the questionnaire input, the insights from the deep dive session and the personal feedback from your coach. The final report determines whether you will be a Best Managed Company.

In addition to gaining insights, you are encouraged to participate in national and international meetings on various current topics. You are also invited to our BMC gala, where the BMC Awards are presented and a jury of business leaders presents the Excellence Awards to BMCs that truly stand out in one of the four BMC pillars. Investment There are no costs involved in participating in the BMC programme. All that is required is an investment of time. In the timeline below, you can see how much time is needed.


QUICKSCAN (30 min.)

  • Turnover exceeds €50 million
  • HQ in The Netherlands
  • Disruptive within industry
  • Financially healthy and compliant
  • Established for at least 5 years


Assessment on three levels

  • Supervisory Board
  • Leadership
  • Employees

DEEP DIVE (4-8 hours)

Zoom in on the obtained insights guided by experts


  • Independent jury assess the BMC's
  • Excellence Award nominees pitch to the jury

AWARDS & GALA (evening)

Contact us

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us

Coen van den Mosselaar

Coen is an experienced accountant and also project leader of the BMC programme. He helps companies to become future-ready by continuously looking for strengths and improvements.

Alexander Olgers

Alexander was a big fan of the BMC programme even before he became the programme leader. In addition, Alexander is a partner at Deloitte specialising in debt and capital advisory.