Ireland’s only all-female instructor driving school has been named Franchise Of The Year 2022 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.
Ladybird Driving School has a nationwide panel of over 60 self employed female franchisees.
The combined efforts of all Ladybird franchisees contribute significantly to expert driving tuition across the nation with safety being the company’s number one priority.
The school has been recognised with Business All-Star Accreditation for its 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, Ladybird Driving School Founder Kevin Horgan said:
The Ladybird Driving school team are thrilled to announce that we have been named Franchise Of The Year 2022 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. This is a significant achievement for our business and it’s one that recognises our commitment to excellence and our conduct in the areas of trust performance and customer-centricity. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight our fantastic driving instructor team and our valued clients. We couldn’t have done this without you.
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Ladybird Driving School has achieved AIBF Franchise Of The Year 2022. This accreditation is in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to the development of best practice in franchise development. Ladybird Driving School is Ireland’s only all-female instructor driving school & has a nationwide panel of over 60 self employed female franchisees. The combined efforts of all Ladybird franchisees contribute significantly to expert driving tuition across the nation with safety being the company’s number one priority. The AIBF also wishes to recognise Ladybird Driving School’s conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity.”
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 Ladybird Driving School, visit their All-Star showcase page here.