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A COMPANY run by Bray man Donal Murphy has become one of the first businesses in the country to achieve a new quality mark for the highest standards of service and trust.
Motor finance business Bluestone Ireland has been awarded the coveted All-Ireland Business All-star accreditation-an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria.

The accreditation is overseen by the All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr. Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.


Bluestone has built a business from scratch since 2014, and in just three years it has exceeded €100 million in lending and has reached out to over 13,000 customers by taking a different approach to lending.

“We believe that the Business All-star accreditation is going to be a true quality mark for indigenous Irish business,” said Donal.

“As a business, we are very concerned with setting the standard, but those standards need to be constantly measured.

“We have been looking for something like this and accreditation process which is tough, externally verified and allows us to constantly measure our performance.

“The vast majority of our customers – self-employed, no financial track record, or impaired but repaying – simply could not get a car loan prior to Bluestone.”


CAPTION: Donal Murphy, Stacey O’Connor & All-Ireland Business Foundation Programme Director Elaine Carroll at the launch of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Accreditation, at Crock Park.