Acorn Life DAC Achieves All-Ireland All-Star Financial Services Company 2021 Accreditation

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Mark O'Connor, Responsible for Commercial and Agency Development at Acorn Life with Acorn Life's All-Star Accreditation certificate.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation has accredited Acorn Life DAC with All-Ireland All-Star Financial Services Company 2021.

This is Acorn Life DAC’s third Accreditation in a row, signifying they have maintained their high standards of performance, trust and customer-centricity.

This is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The accreditation is overseen by the prestigious 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.

Responding to today’s announcement, Mark O’Connor, with responsibility for Commercial and Agency Development says, Acorn Life, part of the Acorn Life Group, is honoured to have achieved the unique status of ‘All-Ireland All-Star Financial Services Company 2021’ for the third year in a row. Acorn Life was delighted to be the inaugural winner of this Accreditation back in 2019. The fact that we have continued to meet the bodies exacting standards of Trust, Commitment, Performance and Customer Centricity in a much-changed and ever-challenging business environment is an endorsement of our vision, mission and values. We would also like to congratulate all our fellow Accreditation winners and wish them a very successful year in business for 2021.

Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board said in support of the announcement: “This certificate verifies that Acorn Life DAC has achieved AIBF All-Ireland All-Star Financial Services Company 2021 Accreditation. The Accreditation is in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to the financial sector. Furthermore, we wish to recognise Acorn Life DAC’s conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity. Acorn Life DAC is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence for a third time.”

Dr Hynes said the accreditation, which is now held by over 350 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.

“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”, she says.

In 2019, Acorn Life celebrated 30 years offering Protection, Savings, Pensions and Investment products specifically designed for the Irish market. During this time they have become a multi-award-winning company as a result of investing in their staff and the services provided but always keeping the client at the heart of everything they do. Their mission is to “empower ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results”. Their commitment to their staff and associates and the opportunities they give them ensure that they are deeply committed to delivering high-quality products and service to their clients.

Acorn Life DAC is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about Acorn Life DAC, visit their All-Star showcase page here.

The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at aibf.ie.