Kildare Hair Salon Scoops Major Business Accolade

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Pictured above SSHD Business Manager Tom Proctor with SSHD Founder Simon Sweeney.

Kildare hair salon Simon Sweeney Hair Design has been named All-Star Kildare Micro Business Of The Year 2021 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. 

The Monasterevin hairdressing business that caters to an ever-expanding local customer base has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to enterprise in Kildare by the national accrediting body.

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 Business Manager Tom Proctor said: The all-star accreditation allows us to feel confident in our business. Knowing we have received an award & title from such a well respected organisation. This award now illustrates that here at SSHD we are serious about the business we run and the service we provide to our community & clients. You can now come to SSHD and relax knowing you are in an award winning salon.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Simon Sweeney Hair Design has been named All-Star Kildare Micro Business Of The Year 2021. The accreditation is in recognition of Simon Sweeney Hair Design’s outstanding contribution to the business life of Kildare.”

“Furthermore, we wish to recognise Simon Sweeney Hair Design’s conduct in the areas of trust, commitment and customer-centricity. Simon Sweeney Hair Design 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 Simon Sweeney Hair Design, visit their All-Star showcase page here.