Alan Collins Named AIBF Limerick Business Person Of The Year

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Limerick Tile & Wood Centre Managing Director Alan Collins pictured with AIBF CEO Elaine Carroll.

Limerick Tile & Wood CEO Alan Collins has been named Limerick Business Person Of The Year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

It has been a momentous year for Alan & his team who have successfully developed a showroom measuring 11,000 Square feet at the Eastway Business Park in Limerick.

Alan has been recognised for his impact on trade and commerce in County Limerick as well as for his conduct in the areas of performance, trust and customer-centricity.

Business All-Star Accreditation 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 University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Reacting to the announcement Limerick Tile & Wood Centre MD Alan Collins said:

I am delighted to be named Limerick Business Person Of The Year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. We have enjoyed tremendous success despite the challenges that the last 20 months have brought. I am supported by a fantastic team and brilliant customers and I share this fantastic accolade with all of them.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring said in support of the announcement: “Alan Collins, CEO of Limerick Tile & Wood Centre has been named All-Star Limerick Business Person Of The Year 2021. We wish to recognise Alan’s track record in the development of Limerick Tile & Wood Centre. Alan has demonstrated enormous vision in the creation of this new & exciting space. Homeowners are guaranteed the very latest in all-things home decor at Limerick Tile & Wood Centre.”

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.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.

To learn more about Limerick Tile & Wood Centre, visit their All-Star showcase page here.