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Business Oscars for highest standards of quality and excellence

The National Q Mark Awards

The National Q Mark Awards | Friday September 29th | Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4


The National Q Mark Awards 2017 takes place on Friday the 29th of September 2017 at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road in Dublin 4.  The coveted Q Mark is awarded only to companies who achieve the highest standards of quality and excellence.  The Q Mark awards celebrate the success of businesses over a range of sectors that review 100% of their processes and procedures 100% of the time so that they continually operate best practice standards.


The glitzy, black tie ceremony, will see over 450 people and 135 companies converge at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road in Dublin 4 to battle it out for 25 prestigious Q Mark Awards. Master of Ceremonies will be Chicago based keynote speaker, author and business humourist Conor Cunneen; Irishman Speaks.


EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) has been the Irish National Quality Association since 1969.  They currently audit the standards of thousands of organisations and businesses both in Ireland and Internationally.  EIQA is known as the ‘Guardian’ of The Q Mark which identifies its various certifications, namely: The Q Mark for Hygiene & Food Safety, The Q Mark for Quality Management Systems (QMS), The Q Mark for Nursing Homes, The Q Mark for Leisure Centres, The Q Mark for Accessibility (ABLE) and The Q Mark for Environmental Awareness (The Green Q). 


Only business that achieve the highest scores at audit are shortlisted in their relevant category.  Once Shortlisted, all companies must complete a highly detailed submission document. This submission document is then presented to an expert panel of independent judges with experts from the areas of Food Safety, Employment Law, Academia, Business & Quality to name but a few.


Speaking at the launch of this year’s awards Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA said “To be nominated for The Q Mark Awards is an enormous achievement.  Companies who achieve the Q Mark provide their own customers with added confidence in their products and demonstrate that the highest standards of quality and excellence are at the heart of their business”



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