Irish Socksciety Named All-Star Irish Sock Company Of The Year 2022

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The Irish Socksciety team photographed with their All-Star Accreditation certificate and medallion.

Galway based Irish Socksciety have been recognised by the All-Ireland Business Foundation with its Best In Class Accreditation.

Irish Socksciety design colourful and funny socks in Galway, on the west coast of Ireland, in the middle of the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way.

Founders Alex and Joanna love all that is quirky and humorous in contemporary Ireland and their socks brighten up any occasion – from boring business meetings to wonderful weddings.

This is the company’s second consecutive Business All-Star Accreditation and it recognises Irish Socksciety’s conduct in the areas of trust performance and customer-centricity.

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, Irish Socksciety MD Joanna Zalech said:

We are so proud to announce that we have been recognised by the All-Ireland Business Foundation with its Best In Class Accreditation. This prestigious accolade recognises Irish Socksciety as a market leader in our industry and shows our customers that we value quality and excellence in customer service above all else. This accreditation is wonderful recognition of the hard work that has gone into building this brand and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for your continued support.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Galway based Irish Socksciety have been recognised by the All-Ireland Business Foundation with its Best In Class Accreditation. The company will continue to be known as All-Star Irish Sock Company of the year for 2022. Congratulations to the directors of the company whose personal commitment to the brand have brought Irish Socksciety to the top in its class.”

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 Irish Socksciety, visit their All-Star showcase page here.