Thought Leader Accreditation
We are proud to announce that our Principle Mark Gallagher and the Smart Financial team has been awarded the coveted All-Star Thought Leader Financial Services and Investment accreditation!
The accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation. The 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.
This accreditation means Smart Financial has achieved a quality mark signifying it meets the highest standards of service and trust. This is evaluated by the All-Ireland Business All-Star foundation whereby they assess a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance. It also speaks to the relevant company’s customers, employees and vendors in it’s evaluation.
The All-Ireland Business Foundation
Dr. Hynes says the accreditation, which, is now held by over 350 firms is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses that 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,” she said.
“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 a set metrics.”
The All-Ireland Business Foundation is responsible for overseeing the All-Ireland Business Summit and All-Star awards, ongoing All-Star accreditation, Thought Leader awards and promoting peer dialogue among members.
Our team has been very busy over the last 8 weeks working with the All-Ireland Business Foundation to achieve our Business All-Star Accreditation Certificate. This accreditation is an outstanding achievement and recognizes the hard work and dedication of our team in providing a best in class service to all our customers and clients.
Business All-Star accredited companies are defined as; progressive, indigenous Irish businesses which meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust and customer centricity. In achieving this accreditation we join a unique group of businesses and we believe this continues to demonstrate our commitment to improving our service to our customers and suppliers.
The three pillars of All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation are:
Performance, Trust and Customer Centricity.
“Mark Gallagher have successfully navigated 3 rounds of auditing which proved his performance, trust and customer-centricity.
The auditing process has left us in no doubt as to Mark Gallagher’s suitability for Business All-Star accreditation and his inclusion in The Register of Irish Business Excellence (TRIBE).”
– Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair, Adjudication Board