Ronan Galvin, Founder of the iconic Creamery Cafe in Salthill has been named AIBF Galway Entrepreneur of the year 2022.
Over the past 18 years, Ronan has built the cafe into a thriving business, which he operates alongside numerous restaurants and mobile catering operations in other areas of Galway.
Through his vast experience in the catering and hospitality industry, Ronan has developed a keen understanding of the building blocks for success.
This prestigious accolade recognises Ronan’s outstanding contribution to quality and standards in the food industry and his impact on trade and commerce in Galway.
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, The Creamery Cafe Director Ronan Galvin said:
The Creamery Cafe is delighted to announce that our Founder Ronan Galvin has been named AIBF Galway Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022. This prestigious accolade recognises Ronan’s outstanding contribution to quality and standards in the food industry and his impact on trade and commerce in Galway. Business All-Star Accreditation is recognition of our ongoing commitment to excellence for the benefit of our customers.
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Ronan Galvin of the Creamery Cafe has been named AIBF Galway Entrepreneur of the year 2022. The accreditation is in recognition of Ronan’s outstanding contribution to quality and standards in the food industry. We wish to recognise Ronan’s career long 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 The Creamery Cafe, visit their All-Star showcase page here.