The Monaghan based business has been recognised by the All-Ireland Business Foundation as a Business of Excellence.
Business All-Star accredited companies are defined as; progressive, indigenous Irish businesses which meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust and customer-centricity.
The Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. It 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.
At Edgar Textiles and Amber Guard, we are extremely honoured to be receiving such an important Accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation. We are earnestly grateful for the recognition we have received for our work. We have faced several challenges on our way here, but each one of them has only strengthened us to make our business the way it is today, says Eddie Edgar of Edgar Textiles and Amber Guard.
He continues: “Achieving this Accreditation would not have been possible without the inspiration we have received from our customers, for whom we have the deepest respect, and from whom we have derived the strength to challenge ourselves and perform better at each stage. The Accreditation has been incredible for building our brand as a company and was incredibly humbling. It has motivated us to continue working hard to innovate and deliver even more for our customers.”
Dr Hynes said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 450 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.
Edgar Textiles is a family-run company that specialises in providing upholstery fabrics. Their fabric is used to decorate home interiors, hotels, restaurants, bars, yachts, caravans and much more.
Edgar Textiles offer a wide range of colours and patterns, various textures and types of fabrics, but all their fabrics have one feature – they are of high quality to meet the expectations of their customers. Following eco trends, their latest collection called the Green Line is made of recycled plastic bottles. This fabric is incredibly soft, highly abrasion-resistant and its production has a positive effect on the environment.
Amber Guard is providing a fabric flame retardant service. Their service meets the required standards for fabrics used for domestic and commercial purposes. The product used for this treatment is completely natural, eco-friendly, and, most importantly, human-friendly. It does not contain any toxic ingredients, only natural stuff. Recent events related to the pandemic, made the Amber Guard offer extended by a gel for hand disinfection.
This is another product that they are very proud of because it has been appreciated by many customers. Their gel is gentle on the skin, moisturises it, and leaves it soft to the touch. It is enriched with the scent of green tea, which smells nice and soothes irritations. They are glad that they have the opportunity to supply the many hotels, restaurants, schools, kindergartens, shops, factories, and other workplaces of their clients.
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 Edgar Textiles /Amber Guard, 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.