Kildare businessperson Sharon Farrell has been recognised with the prestigious Rising Star accolade from the All-Ireland Business Foundation.
Having worked in Credit Management for more than 20 years, the FACE Credit Consultancy founder has built a stellar reputation among her loyal client base for her sensitive and professional approach to her work.
Sharon has been recognised for her outstanding career in credit management and for her contribution to business and commerce in Kildare since establishing FACE Credit Consultancy.
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, Director of FACE Credit Consultancy Sharon Farrell said:
I started the business with a passion to build a brand that customers, employees and suppliers would be proud to work with. Receiving the Business All-Stars accreditation is a validation for me, the team, and our clients that we have created a business and brand that is of the highest standards.
“The metrics used for evaluating this award are very much aligned with the founding principles of FACE Credit Consultancy; (1) Right first time (2) Customer relationships and (3) Excellent communication. All of these elements are crucial to building trust with clients and maintaining sustainable business growth. The accolade is a terrific recognition of the manner in which we work and the focus we place on our customer relationships essential for building trust. None of which is possible without a strong team, strong work ethic and a uniform mindset. This is a very proud moment for all of us at FACE Credit Consultancy.”
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Sharon Farrell has been honoured by the All-Ireland Business Foundation with its Rising Star Credit Management Accreditation. This honour is in recognition of Sharon’s outstanding career in Credit Management but more particularly her performance since establishing FACE Credit Consultancy. Sharon Farrell 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 FACE Credit Consultancy, visit their All-Star showcase page here.