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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Q Mark nods for local businesses

The National Q Mark Awards 2018 nominations have been announced and there a number of local businesses on the list.

These nominations mean that these businesses are in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the EIQA on the island of Ireland.

This is a very special year for the Q Mark Awards as the EIQA celebrate 50 years.

Among the nominees from Fingal are HMSHOST at Dublin Airport, Dublin Airport itself, Supervalu in Swords and St Doolagh's Park Care and Rehabilitation Centre.

The coveted Q Mark is awarded only to companies who achieve the highest standards of quality and excellence.

The Q Mark awards celebrate the success of businesses over a range of sectors that review 100% of their processes and procedures 100% of the time so that they continually operate best practice standards.

The awards continue to be known as 'The Oscars of Business Excellence' A National Q Mark Award is the highest accolade an Irish business can achieve, given both the intense competition and the exacting standards required.

Speaking at the announcement Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA said: 'Q Mark certification empowers companies to reach far beyond regulatory requirements.

'It measures customer satisfaction, leadership, growth, it recognises effective and efficient use of resources and has continuous improvement at the heart of every programme.

'With our origins stretching back 50 years, our expert auditors and assessors are dedicated to helping our customers make their products and services even better for their customers. Reaching the finals is great recognition for the teams behind every company that has been nominated - it's about inspiring Excellence and Celebrating Success.'

EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) has been the Irish National Quality Association since 1968.

They currently audit the standards of thousands of organisations and businesses both in Ireland and Internationally.

EIQA is known as the 'Guardian' of The Q Mark which identifies its various certifications, namely: The Q Mark for Hygiene & Food Safety,

The Q Mark for Quality Management Systems, The Q Mark for Nursing Homes, The Q Mark for Leisure Centres, The Q Mark for Accessibility (ABLE)

Only businesses that achieve the highest scores at audit are shortlisted in their relevant category. Once shortlisted, all companies must complete a very detailed submission document.

According to EIQA, This submission document is then presented to an expert panel of independent judges from the areas of Food Safety, Employment Law, Academia, Business & Quality to name but a few.

See www.eiqa.ie for more details

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