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Q Mark Award for Shanahan's of Borrisoleigh

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 12:48pm
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Q Mark Award for Shanahan's of Borrisoleigh

Soraid McEntee from the EIQA pictured with David Shanahan and Geraldine Ryan at the National Q Mark Awards, Dublin.

Q Mark Award for Shanahan's of Borrisoleigh

Soraid McEntee from the EIQA pictured with David Shanahan and Geraldine Ryan at the National Q Mark Awards, Dublin.

Shanahan’s Centra, Borrisoleigh, has won the National Q Mark title for Best Forecourt with Delicatessen in Ireland for Hygiene & Food Safety standards at the National Q Mark Awards.  

Their nomination put them in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) on the island of Ireland and this win means they are at the very top of the Q for highest standards of Quality and Excellence.


Shanahan’s Centra Borrisoleigh is a modern, vibrant, newly renovated, 3500  sq  foot  forecourt  Centra  store immersed  in  the  heartland  of  Borrisoleigh. “Being  nominated for the award  gave  us  all  here  in  Shanahans  a  great  sense  of  achievement.  A great  sense  of  pride  that  we  as  a  business  are  operating  to  the  very  highest  standards  within  the  most  challenging    of  environments,” said Marie Shanahan, owner.

“Winning the Q Mark Award is recognition  that  all  of  our  hard  work  is  appreciated  by  our  peers  in  the  industry,” said Emma  Mills, Deli  staff  member.
 
Known as The Oscars of Business Excellence, the Q Mark Award is the highest accolade an Irish business can achieve, given both the intense competition and the exacting standards required. Speaking at this year’s awards, Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA, said: “Collective responsibility for high operational standards has yielded a fantastic result for Marie and her team…increased footfall and a much coveted Q Mark Trophy. A fantastic result.”
 
 
The National Q Mark Awards 2018 were presented by EIQA and officiated by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD.  This is a very special year for the Q Mark Awards as EIQA celebrate their 50th anniversary and the Master of Ceremonies on the night was inimitable broadcaster Jonathan Healy.  Almost 600 people representing 140 companies attended a formal black-tie ceremony in competition for one of only 27 awards presented. The evening was filled with celebration but also a heady anticipation as many familiar faces waited for the final results to be announced.
 
 
Headline sponsors this year were eTravel, Virgin Atlantic and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.  Award sponsors included Noel Recruitment, Skillsteam, Shelflife Magazine, JBM Merit Solutions, Solus, Asystec, Bluemoon Communications and The Irish Independent.  Funds were raised on the night for CanTeen Ireland and were much appreciated and celebrations went on into the early hours.
 
 
 

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