Skerries phlebotomy business Bloodworks has been named All-Star COVID Testing Centre of Excellence 2022.
Bloodworks provides high quality/low cost phlebotomy services throughout Ireland.
Founded by Linda O’Connor in 2014, the company’s mission is to provide a confidential and professional phlebotomy service with no waiting times in GP surgeries and out patients.
This is Bloodworks’ third consecutive Business All-Star Accreditation and it comes in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to the national fight against Covid 19.
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, Bloodworks Phlebotomist Linda O Connor said:
“We are delighted to announce that Bloodworks has been named All-Star COVID Testing Centre of Excellence 2022 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. This accolade represents our third Business All-Star Accreditation and it underlines our dedication to providing a best-in-class service for those who need it. We are proud to take our place in the elite community of Irish businesses that display the AIBF marque. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has used our service. You are the reason we do what we do.”
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Bloodworks has achieved All-Star COVID Testing Centre of Excellence 2022 Accreditation. The accreditation is in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution To the COVID testing sector. This accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation also recognises Bloodworks’ conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity.”
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 Bloodworks, visit their All-Star showcase page here.