Britain's Most Admired Companies: the shortlist

The winners of the 2006 Britain's Most Admired Companies awards will be revealed exclusively in December's MT. Which company and which leader will win the ultimate acclaim of their peer group in these prestigious corporate annual awards? Who has climbed the ladder and who fell off? The clues are here, where the top contenders are listed in alphabetical order by category…

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

QUALITY OF MANAGEMENT
Balfour Beatty
BP
Carphone Warehouse
GlaxoSmithKline
Icap
J Sainsbury
Man
Marks & Spencer
Serco Group
Tesco

FINANCIAL SOUNDNESS
ARM Holdings
Aviva
BP
BT Group
Close Brothers
HSBC
Johnson Matthey
Land Securities
Tesco
Vodafone

QUALITY OF GOODS & SERVICES
AstraZeneca
BT Group
Carphone Warehouse
Diageo
Domino Printing
GlaxoSmithKline
Johnson Matthey
Marks & Spencer
Rolls-Royce
Unilever
 
ABILITY TO ATTRACT, DEVELOP & RETAIN TOP TALENT
Balfour Beatty
BP
Cadbury Schweppes
GlaxoSmithKline
HSBC
Johnson Matthey
Tesco
Unilever
Virgin Mobile
Vodafone

VALUE AS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT
Berkeley Group
BP
Carphone Warehouse
GlaxoSmithKline
Icap
Johnson Matthey
National Grid
Serco Group
Tesco
Rolls-Royce

CAPACITY TO INNOVATE
ARM Holdings
BP
Carphone Warehouse
Icap
Johnson Matthey
Pilkington
QinetiQ Group
Quintain Estates
Rolls-Royce
Tesco

QUALITY OF MARKETING
AstraZeneca
British Airways
Cadbury Schweppes
Carphone Warehouse
Diageo
Man
Marshalls
Rolls-Royce
Tesco
Virgin Mobile

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
AstraZeneca
BHP Billiton
BT Group
GlaxoSmithKline
Rotork
Royal Dutch Shell
Serco Group
Tate & Lyle
Unilever
Wilson Bowden

USE OF CORPORATE ASSETS
Balfour Beatty
Barratt Developments
Berkeley Group
BP
Kier Group
Persimmon
Rotork
Telecom plus
Tesco
Wolseley

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