The All-Ireland Business Foundation has honoured Paul Allen with its Lifetime Achievement Accreditation.
This is an incredible achievement for Paul Allen as it recognises his outstanding contribution to the public relations sector throughout his lifetime.
Paul Allen is Managing Director of the award-winning firm, Paul Allen and Associates, and has twenty-nine years of experience in all aspects of public relations and marketing communications. He is a graduate of DIT and a former RTE newsroom journalist.
Paul is former chairman of the Public Relations Consultants Association and is a regular contributor to media columns and television and radio programmes. Paul has extensive broadcasting experience having begun as a student broadcaster with pirate radio in Dublin. Paul also worked in the RTE newsroom. His career in RTE lasted 15 years.
It’s a terrific honour to receive this accolade and I am truly humbled to be acknowledged by a well-known business group that links and unites business Ireland. I would like to sincerely thank the All-Ireland Business Foundation. I would like to acknowledge the great people I’ve had the pleasure of working with, the clients we have worked for and the fantastic staff members, past and present, who have played a critical role. Today in business you have to be brave and fearless, and while the last year has seen plenty of bumps on the road and ups and downs, our team maintained a steady course of action and worked hard, resulting in a very successful year for our firm, says Paul Allen.
Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board said in support of the announcement: “The Accreditation Board Of The All-Ireland Business Foundation is delighted to announce that it is to induct Paul Allen, Founder of Paul Allen & Associates to its Lifetime Achievement Roll of Honor. The Accolade is in recognition of Paul’s outstanding contribution to Public Relations over the four decades of his career. In our opinion the pioneering work undertaken by Paul in the development of best practice in Public Relations has made an enormous contribution to the quality of discourse in Irish public life.”
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 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 Paul Allen – Paul Allen & Associates, 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.