19-4-18 All Ireland Business Summit, Business All Stars in Croke Park. Picture: Keith Wiseman
Pictured L-R at the All-Star Accreditation Programme at the Fourth Annual All-Ireland Business Summit powered by Audi at Croke Park were, David Williams, Managing Director, SQT Training, Master of Ceremonies Gavin Duffy, Lorraine Halpin, Director of Quality & Academic Affairs, SQT Training who were accredited with All-Star Trusted Education Partner 2018-19
The All-Ireland Business Summit and recognition of SQT as All-Star Trusted Education Partner
Leading lights in Irish Business descended on Croke Park last Thursday 19th April for the Fourth Annual All-Ireland Business Summit powered by Audi, where a 1000 strong audience from all 32 counties were captivated by the speakers who revealed their secrets to achieving their business success.
The Business All-Stars competition final was one of the key elements of the summit. The Business All-Stars is an annual competition designed to identify, recognise and accredit Irish companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves in the conduct of their business over the last 12 months.
SQT Training was accredited with the All-Star Trusted Education Partner 2018-19. Speaking at the event, Kieran F. Ring, CEO Global Institute of Logistics, Deputy Chairperson Adjudication Panel said;
“The decision to designate SQT Training with All-Star Trusted Education Partner 2018-19 is based on the score achieved in four rounds of intense competition.
The application, supported by references, interviews and independent ratings from the ‘mystery shopper’ process left the adjudication panel in no doubt that SQT Training is richly deserving of this accreditation. We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to all concerned and we wish you every success for the future”
In response to the announcement David Williams, Managing Director, SQT Training said
“On behalf of SQT Training I would like to express our sincere thanks for being accredited as All-Star Trusted Education Partner 2018-19. Achieving All-Stars accreditation is a great source of pride for us and recognises the great work of our Tutors and Staff in delivering real practical programmes for our learners.
The focus of our business is to help our learners and client companies build new capabilities that will allow them to succeed. The process which led to this accreditation required us to stop and think about our own business, our growth strategy and above all how we create further value for our learners and client companies.
The opportunity to hear first-hand feedback from our Judge-Mentor, our existing customers, partners and suppliers through the reference module combined with the results from the mystery shopper round was invaluable.
We would like to thank everyone at the Business All-stars for listening to our story, understand and accredit our business as trusted training partner”
The competition finals benefited enormously from the atmosphere created at the All-Ireland Summit which was driven by the three key pillars of knowledge sharing, facilitating new business relationships and the continued improvement of business standards in Ireland, the All-Ireland Summit improves year-on-year – like so many of the great teams to have graced the hallowed turf of Croke Park.
Speaking at the summit, Dr. Briga Hynes, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Chairperson Adjudication Panel summed up the entire process by reminding the enterprises honoured with All-Star that:
“’SQT Training has demonstrated an ability to innovate and has impressive growth plans which no-doubt reflects the resilience and optimism that are the hallmarks of Irish entrepreneurs. SQT Training bring a real inspiration for what is possible in business in Ireland and provide important role models for the many aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small firms,”
SQT Training are now included in the 2018-19 All-Stars Role of Honour, the list is published annually to coincide with the All-Ireland Business Summit at Croke Park. Applications for 2018-19’s competition open on 1st June 2018. Find our more on www.businessallstars.ie www.allirelandsummit.com