.IE wins All-Ireland Business Foundation Award of Excellence

All-Ireland Business Foundation
by Naomi Temple
11 Jan 2021

.IE has achieved the All-Ireland Business Foundation’s highest honour with an Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to the Digital Advancement of Irish Business. This accolade is in recognition of our 20 years of service to Irish business and in particular, our contribution to the digital advancement of the country.

We are passionate about enabling and empowering Ireland to leverage the internet for the good of its economy and society. As the national registry for .ie domain names, we provide a trusted pathway to the internet for Irish people, communities and business. With original research and insights, we inform and enable policymakers and the business community to advance Ireland’s internet ecosystem, thereby helping everyone in Ireland to thrive online.

Responding to the announcement, Oonagh McCutcheon, Corporate Communications Manager said,

“ We are delighted to have been awarded for our outstanding contribution to the digital advancement of Irish business. The All-Ireland Business Foundation is an excellent forum for exchanging ideas and mixing with leaders in a range of different business areas. We look forward to continuing our involvement with AIBF in 2021 and beyond.”

This 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 Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Dr Hynes said the accreditation, which is now held by over 350 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by. “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” , she says.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis. The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at businessallstars.ie