Ursula Kelly Recognised As Agribusiness Person Of The Year 2022

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Ursula Kelly,Director Of Operations at Cormac Tagging with her All-Star Accreditation certificate and medallion.

Ursula Kelly of Tuam based Agribusiness Cormac Tagging has been named All-Ireland All-Star Agribusiness Person Of The Year 2022 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

Ursula is the driving force behind the highly successful family agribusiness renowned for bringing quality products and choice to Irish farmers as a leading supplier of cattle, sheep, goat and pig tags.

Cormac Tagging entered the cattle tag market in December 2016 after tendering for an exclusive cattle tag contract.

Ursula Kelly played a central role in securing the lucrative tender and subsequently took over ownership of her parents’ business.

Under her direction, Cormac Tagging has charted a course towards becoming Ireland’s no.1 cattle tag supplier, currently holding a large percentage of the market share.

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, Director of Operation Ursula Kelly said:

I am thrilled to be named Agri-Business Person Of The Year. I see this achievement as recognition of the impact that Cormac Tagging has had on agriculture in this country. The accreditation is a fantastic seal of approval that gives our customers confidence in knowing that they are dealing with a market-leading brand that has put quality at the heart of everything that we do.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Ursula Kelly Of Cormac Tagging has been named All-Ireland All-Star Agribusiness Person Of The Year 2022. Cormac Tagging has gained an outstanding reputation for supplying animal identification tags to farmers, supplying cattle, sheep, goat and pig tags approved by the department of agriculture, food and the marine. The accreditation is in recognition of Ursula’s outstanding contribution to the agricultural sector in Ireland. Ursula Kelly is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence for a third consecutive year.”

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 Cormac Tagging, visit their All-Star showcase page here.