Capital Switchgear has been named Employer Of The Year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.
The company has emerged as a leader in the design and manufacture of low voltage switchgear for data centres, commercial and industrial buildings.
Capital Switchgear list staff retention and investment among its core principles and has ‘walked the talk’ in upskilling its talented team.
Thanks to their progressive approach, Capital Switchgear has grown into a global business with an eight-figure annual turnover and 62 full-time staff within 10 years.
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 Capital Switchgear Ltd Chief Finance & Operations Officer Deirdre Mulhern said:
The Capital Switchgear team is delighted to be named Employer Of The Year 2021 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. We place huge value in staff development and training and we see this accolade as recognition of the hard work & brilliant results. We have a brilliant team and wonderful customers and everyone played a part in achieving this accreditation.
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring said in support of the announcement: “The accreditation is in recognition of the company’s exemplary performance in increasing employee numbers consistently since its foundation. Furthermore, we wish to recognise the company’s conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity. Capital Switchgear Ltd is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business 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.”
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 Capital Switchgear Ltd, visit their All-Star showcase page here.