Joelle Coade MD & Claire Cronin Administration Manager, ACET (Active Centre of English Training) receiving their 5 In A Row Business All-Star 2023 accreditation certificate from Mr Kieran F. Ring, Deputy Chair AIBF adjudication panel.
Cork City language school Active Centre of English Training (ACET) has achieved a landmark 5th Business All-Star Accreditation.
ACET is a family-run language school founded in 1975 by Odile Migieu as Cork Language Centre International (CLCI). As ACET expanded, Odile’s husband, Pat Coade, who has worked as a quality consultant, joined the centre in 1989.
Odile’s daughter Joelle began working in ACET in 2000, after graduating in Management and Marketing and today, runs the language school as its Managing Director.
ACET is the oldest remaining school of its kind in Ireland which is a testament to its modern, proactive and innovative philosophy. ACET’s long-standing experience and student-focused approach has given them a leading name for quality within the industry and the AIBF has recognised their longevity and talent with their fifth consecutive Business All-Star Accolade.
Announcing the news of ACET’s achievement, Deputy Chair of AIBF’s Adjudication Board, Kieran Ring, said:
The All-Ireland Business Foundation hereby honours ACET’s outstanding performance during its audit for Business All-Star Accreditation. The result of the audit saw the company being accredited with Business All-Star 5 in a row accreditation. This accreditation recognises ACET’s conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer centricity. ACET is hereby included in the AIBF register of Irish business excellence.
Reacting to the news of her organisation’s achievement ACET Managing Director Joelle Coade said:
I am so proud to accept our 5th consecutive Business All-Star Accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation. This prestigious accolade recognises our “outstanding contribution to quality and standards in the education sector”, showing us that our service is delivering real value to our students. We are proud to display the AIBF hallmark of quality and our ongoing association with the body underlines our dedication to excellence.
Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Kapil Khanna said: The accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.
He said: We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.
About The All-Ireland Business Foundation
The All-Ireland Business Foundation is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class Irish businesses. As the accreditation body for the Business All-Star mark, the AIBF recognises Best-In-Class Irish businesses. Companies that merit recognition based on an independent audit of their performance, reputation, and customer-centricity.
The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. We believe best-in-class companies should be clearly identifiable so consumers can purchase with confidence.
Ruth Gaffney Founder YComply, receiving her Business All-Star Thought Leader In Regulatory Compliance accreditation certificate from Mr Kieran F. Ring, Deputy Chair AIBF adjudication panel.
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