Managing Director of Wexford-based All Ireland Foods, Joe Murphy, has been accredited as All-Star Wexford Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2022-23 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF).
The man behind the Enniscorthy business, which advocates for some of the finest food producers in the south-east, has received the accolade for achieving standards of excellence in the areas of trust, performance, commitment and customer-centricity.
As part of the honour, Joe has also been included in The AIBF’s Register of Irish Business Excellence (TRIBE).
All Ireland Foods is a family-run business which works with Irish food producers and growers in the area to help them sell their product range online, and access global markets as a result.
Joe’s business only markets food that is 100% grown, raised, produced or caught on Irish registered trawlers. This means that customers can be confident that they’re supporting local communities and local jobs.
All Ireland Foods’ roots in the community are also highlighted by its charity affiliations with Pieta House and Barnardos, as well as supporting local football club Enniscorthy United.
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.
Joe outlined his delight at receiving this AIBF accreditation:
“I would like to thank everyone at the All-Ireland Business Foundation for accrediting our business with this title.”
“We are very honoured and humbled to receive this accreditation and to be part of such a fantastic community, and to have the opportunity to network with so many great businesses.”
Deputy Chair of the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring praised Joe for the achievement:
“This certificate verifies that Joe Murphy of All Ireland Foods has achieved All-Star Wexford Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2022-23 accreditation.”
“All Ireland Foods is a local family-owned business based in Enniscorthy, Wexford. It’s a social enterprise passionate about local Irish food. The company’s aim is to encourage and assist Irish food producers, growers and cottage industries to sell and export their products online.”
“All Ireland Foods supports over a dozen businesses in Wexford in exporting their products all across the world.”
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 All Ireland Foods, visit their All-Star showcase page here.