Mayo store going for gold

THE best of the best in the Irish business community will attend the National Q Mark Awards 2016 tomorrow (Friday), when over 150 companies will converge on Dublin’s Double Tree By Hilton Hotel on Burlington Road to battle it out for the much coveted Q Mark Awards.

In the running for Best Forecourt Retailer in Ireland for Hygiene and Food Safety is Dalton's SPAR at Corrib Oil, Ballyhaunis.

The Q Mark is awarded only to companies who achieve the highest standards of quality and excellence, with the Q Mark criteria ensuring that companies exceed legal requirements rather than simply meeting them.

Companies who achieve the Q Mark provide their own customers with added confidence in their products and services as it is an incredible quality tool that monitors 100% of their systems, processes and procedures for best practice, 100% of the time.

Irene Collins, managing director of EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association), speaking at the launch of this year’s awards, said: “To be nominated for the Q Mark Awards is an enormous achievement, particularly as the operating standards continue to increase year on year.

Companies who hold the Q Mark demonstrate to their customers that the highest standards of quality and excellence are at the heart of their business and that really is something worth celebrating.”