Enniscorthy based sustainable food enterprise All-Ireland Foods has been recognised with a major national business accolade.
The family business champions Irish food producers by encouraging them to sell and export their products online through its website.
All-Ireland Foods has been named All-Star One To Watch by The All-Ireland Business Foundation in recognition of its role in supporting local Irish business.
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 All-Ireland Foods Managing Director Joe Murphy said: We at All Ireland Foods are honored and humbled to be accredited by the AIBF. To be recognised for the work we have done and the trust we have built up with our loyal customers. We would also like to thank the adjudication panel for considering our business for this accreditation and to be part of a community that allows us to network with the best businesses in their field.
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “All Ireland Foods has achieved AIBF Business All-Star “One To Watch” Accreditation. We wish to recognise the beginning of All Ireland Foods and bestow on it our One To Watch Accreditation in anticipation of its future success. All Ireland Foods is hereby included in the AIBF Register of Irish Business Excellence.”
All Ireland Foods believe that when people buy from a local food producer, their money is kept in the local economy and acts as a domino effect for other Irish businesses.
100% of All-Ireland Foods produce is Irish and the company’s motto is that if it’s not grown, raised, produced, or caught on Irish registered trawlers it will not be sold on their site.
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 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 All Ireland Foods, visit their All-Star showcase page here.