Athlone based business Centrepoint Autos has been named Westmeath Motor Dealer Of The Year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.
This significant achievement comes in recognition of Centrepoint’s commitment and contribution to trade and commerce in the midlands region.
Owned by the vastly experienced Brian Larkin, Centrepoint is the largest, independent second-hand car dealership in the Midlands.
The business boasts a broad range of excellent used cars, jeeps and commercials at affordable prices.
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, Owner Brian Larkin said:
I am proud to be named Westmeath Motor Dealer Of The Year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. This prestigious symbol of trust underlines our commitment to quality and standards and gives our customers confidence in our service. This fantastic achievement would not have been possible without the hard work of our team and the loyalty of our brilliant customers and friends. We would like to thank each and every one of you for choosing to do business with us. See you soon!.
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Centrepoint Autos has achieved AIBF All-Star Westmeath Motor Dealer Of The Year 2021, in recognition of the company’s commitment to the business life of its community. Furthermore, we wish to recognise Centrepoint Autos’ conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity. Centrepoint Autos 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 Centre Point Autos, visit their All-Star showcase page here.