Frewen & Aylward have been named All-Ireland Menswear Retailer Of The Year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation for a second successive year.
The Dun-Laoghaire business has been recognised with this prestigious accolade for its contribution to quality and standards in the Irish retail sector.
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 Frewen & Aylward Menswear Owner Martin O’Byrne said:
The Frewen & Aylward team is proud to be named All-Ireland Menswear Retailer Of The Year 2022. This independently verified hallmark of quality underlines our commitment to the very highest standards and lets our clients and customers know that we put the utmost importance on their safety. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers and team members, without you, this achievement would not have been possible.
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring said in support of the announcement: “Frewen & Aylward Menswear has achieved AIBF 2021-1015 All-Ireland Menswear Retailer Of The Year 2022, in recognition of the company’s conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity. Frewen & Aylward is an independent menswear retailer located in Dun Laoghaire town. Quality, exclusivity and service are what sets them apart from their competition. Frewen & Aylward menswear is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence For The Second Year In A Row.”
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 Frewen & Aylward Menswear, visit their All-Star showcase page here.