The All-Ireland Business Foundation has accredited the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland with the coveted Business All-Star Accreditation.
The Accreditation is an outstanding achievement for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland, which recognises the hard work and dedication of the team.
Business All-Star accredited companies are defined as; progressive, indigenous Irish businesses which meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust and customer-centricity.
This 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 Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.
“The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland’s (MS Ireland) mission is to enable and empower people affected by MS to live the life of their choice to their fullest potential. We are the only national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to the MS community. The external independent validation from the All-Star Accreditation for the work we do in MS Ireland is encouraging and a recognition of the hard work of the team, says Ava Battles, Chief Executive at Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland.
She continues, “We are really proud of how innovative and creative the team has been over the past few months during COVID. It is vital that we are able to meet the needs of those that we serve during these difficult times and continue to listen to people with MS and provide services of the highest standards. This Accreditation allows us to celebrate the dedication, effort and resilience of our team of staff and volunteers nationwide.”
Speaking on The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland’s achievement, Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board says, “This certificate verifies that Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland has achieved AIBF 2021-1008 Business All-Stars Accreditation, in recognition of the company’s conduct in the areas of trust, performance and customer centricity. Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence.”
Dr Hynes said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 450 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.
“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”, she says.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland (MS Ireland) is the national organisation providing information, vital services and support to the MS community. They provide a wide range of specialised services and resources on a national, regional and local level.
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Their services include: regional community worker programmes for one-to-one support, physiotherapy, symptom management courses, newly diagnosed sessions and the MS information line, one of the first services used in the time leading up to or following a diagnosis. They also provide the only national respite and therapy centre for people with MS in Ireland.
The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis.
To learn more about Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland, visit their All-Star showcase page here.
The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at businessallstars.ie.