The All-Ireland Business Foundation has accredited O’Donnell Designs Ltd with All-Star Cork Business of the Year 2021.
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.
Responding to today’s announcement, Katherine O’Sullivan, General Manager of O’Donnell Design Ltd says, We are thrilled and grateful to receive a Business All-Star Accreditation. The Accreditation gives us the opportunity to reflect on the journey of our brand, our achievements so far, our continuous growth in the industry and the great relationships we hold with each of our clients within the industry.
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.
O’Donnell Furniture Makers prides itself on its reputation for excellence in the manufacture and installation of high-quality bespoke hotel furniture for the hospitality, residential and marine sectors in Ireland, the UK, and Europe.
With an extensive portfolio, having worked with many Hotel chains, including Marriott, Crowne Plaza, DoubleTree, Hilton, Guoman, Ramada, Apex, Clarion, Dalata and Principal Hayley as well as independent boutique style hotels, Residential brands including Stay City and Wembley, where big names in the marine sector including carnival cruises boast some of O’Donnell’s finest furniture sailing all across Europe.
The tradition of furniture manufacture is now in its fourth generation of the O’Donnell family, with the existing company trading since the 1970s. Over the years ODonnell Furniture has become a market leader in case good manufacture, project management and furniture fit-out in both new build hotels and hotel refurbishments.
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 O’Donnell Design Ltd, 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 aibf.ie.