A golden year for the business Oscars of quality and excellence
Roadbridge scoops Q-Mark Civil Engineering Group of the Year and Q-Mark Award for Best Food Services team in Ireland for Hygiene & Food Safety
The National Q Mark Awards | Friday September 28th | Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4
Roadbridge has won the overall National Q Mark title for Q Mark Civil Engineering Group of the Year sponsored by Asystec and the Best Food Services team in Ireland for Hygiene & Food Safety, at The National Q Mark Awards 2018. 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.
Roadbridge is one of Ireland’s largest civil engineering contractors, employing over 700 people. They’ve been involved in some of the country’s largest infrastructural projects over their 50-year history and always strive to excel on projects. At least 70% of the workforce on Roadbridge projects are employed directly rather than using Subcontractors, which is the way the majority of construction companies are moving.
Speaking shortly after the win, Peter Byrne – Quality & Environmental Manager stated “these awards are a fantastic validation of the efforts made by our people each and every day. Getting to this level is no accident, it is simply down to the hard work and dedication of people throughout the organisation.”
“Having been successful in winning an award in 2014, we have seen first-hand the advantages it brings to our dealings with potential customers and has been a very valuable asset in our tenders. Quite simply, it is worth the time and effort, and is excellent value for money.” said Conor Gilligan – Managing Director
“Winning the prestigious Q Mark Award in Hygiene & Food Safety validates our efforts to provide safe food through an independent auditor who has verified our commitment and has recognised our efforts. This in turn demonstrates to our Clients and Customers our commitment to Food Hygiene and Food Safety” said Caroline Mulcahy – Food Safety Manager
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 Peter, Caroline & their teams…increased contracts 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, Aszstec, 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.
EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) has been the Irish National Quality Association since 1968. 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, The Q Mark for Nursing Homes, The Q Mark for Leisure Centres, The Q Mark for Accessibility (ABLE)