Fingal company Trade Window & Doors has achieved All-Star Business Accreditation while its founder, entrepreneur Gerry Hogan, has achieved Master Practitioner Accreditation with the All-Ireland Business Foundation.
Gerry is an established Business Investor and is the founder of both Trade Windows & Doors and Keys & Strings School Of Music.
Business All-Star Accreditation recognises Trade Windows & Doors’ conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer centricity.
Master Practitioner Accreditation is in recognition of Gerry’s continued growth & development as a nationally recognised leader in entrepreneurship.
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 Business All-Star Accreditation announcement, Trade Windows & Doors Managing Director Gerry Hogan said:
I am delighted to receive this accreditation on behalf of the company. It recognises the immense efforts of the staff since the inception of Trade Windows and Doors over 6 years ago, who never stop striving to exceed our customers demands. It serves as a symbol of excellence and trust in our brand and further reinforces the premium quality of our product and service offering. We commit to never take our eye off the ball and continually innovate and improve to best serve the needs of our customers.
Reacting to the Master Practitioner Accreditation announcement Gerry said: “I am delighted to receive this accreditation in recognition of my contribution to the field of entrepreneurship. A true passion for business development has translated into the strong growth of start-ups in diverse sectors which is primarily a result of being supported by the exceptional performance of teams who share my enthusiasm. This accolade adds further credibility to the businesses and staff while cementing the confidence and trust already garnered from our customers. “
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Gerry Hogan of Trade Window & Doors has achieved Master Practitioner in Entrepreneurship accreditation, in recognition of Gerry’s continued growth & development as a nationally recognised leader in entrepreneurship. Gerry holds an MBA and is an established business investor and founder at Trade Windows & Doors and keys & strings schools of music. Gerry is an informed opinion leader and the go-to person in the field of entrepreneurship. He is a trusted source who moves and inspires people with innovative ideas.”
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 Trade Windows & Doors, visit their All-Star showcase page here.