Marathon Group - Business All-Star Accreditation

Marathon Group

Accredited Since: September 2020
Address: Suite 40, Block 5, Northwood Court, Northwood, Santry, Dublin, D09T266, Ireland
Sector: Group Travel

Marathon Group

All-Star Relationship-Centric Organisation

Pictured above is AIBF CEO Elaine Carroll With Marathon Group Managing Director Francis Roche.
Pictured above is AIBF CEO Elaine Carroll With Marathon Group Managing Director Francis Roche.

Marathon Group has achieved All-Star Relationship-Centric Organisation for a second year. The accreditation is in recognition of the company’s outstanding commitment to relationship excellence throughout all its business divisions. Marathon Group incorporates Marathon coach hire, Marathon travel, Covid Safe Service and wellset.ie.

Furthermore, we wish to recognise Marathon Group’s conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity. Marathon Group is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence.

Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair, Adjudication Board

Message from Francis Roche - Managing Director, Marathon Group

Marathon Group is delighted to be named Relationship – Centric Organisation Of The Year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. We’ve just completed our 26th year in business and we have lasted this long because we truly believe that the relationships we have with our customers are more important than the financials.

All-Ireland All-Star Relationship-Centric Organisation

Left to Right: Minna Roche, Padraig Roche and David Roche of Francis Roche Marathon Group Management Team with their All-Star Accreditation certificate.
Left to Right: Minna Roche, Padraig Roche and David Roche of Francis Roche Marathon Group Management Team with their All-Star Accreditation certificate.

Marathon Group has successfully navigated 3 rounds of auditing which proved their performance, trust and customer-centricity.

The auditing process has left us in no doubt as to Marathon Group’s suitability for Business All-Star accreditation and their inclusion in The Register of Irish Business Excellence (TRIBE).

Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair, Adjudication Board

Message from Francis Roche - CEO, Marathon Group

The Marathon Group is very proud of this accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation. The process provided a great opportunity to examine all we do and why we do it.

We identified a number of key values that although we knew were there, we had not got to the point of naming these values. Our businesses of 25 years stopped in March 2020, due to Covid-19 we thought this could be the end. But this was in fact the opportunity for a new beginning.

We built a new business on our existing relationship chain, both customers and suppliers. We would like to thank all our customers and suppliers of all our businesses who continue to support us through these challenging days. We look forward to connecting with the network created by the foundation and being ready to create new relationships.

About Marathon Group

The Marathon Group was started by Francis Roche & Michael Fitzgerald in August 1995 with the concept of setting up a bus company without owning any of the buses.

We would in essence be a virtual bus company providing logistics and marketing for clients coach hire requirements. The company has evolved to incorporate 3 separate businesses which include coach hire services, event logistics management/sports & group travel services, and newly added since May 2020, COVID Safe Services including products and services.

The success of the business has been around developing and growing the depth of relationships with customers and suppliers. We put a huge value on relationships that are built when we do business with customers and suppliers. Through the building of these relationships, our businesses have grown from strength to strength.

For more information, visit marathonsportstravel.ie / www.marathoncoachhire.ie / www.covidsafeservices.ie.

Marathon Group - Business All-Stars Accreditation