Soraid McEntee, Operations & Quality Manager EIQA making the Q Mark presentation to Kate Walsh (Store Manager Herlihy's Centra, Fermoy), Denis Murray (Operations) and Pamela Cox (Hygiene & Food Safety). (Photo Mick Quinn)

Quality enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that local companies Herlihy’s Centra Fermoy and Roche’s Londis Doneraile were nominated for a prestigious Q Mark Award at this year’s National Q Mark Awards, held in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel.

John and Majella Roche of Londis Doneraile receiving their award from Shauna MacGabhann, EIQA. (John T Ohle Photography)

The Q Mark certification is awarded only to companies who achieve the highest standards of quality and excellence, with Q Mark criteria ensuring that clients exceed legal requirements rather than simply adhering to them. This further assures consumers that companies who hold the ‘Q’ are committed to continuous improvement and best practice.

Irene Collins, Managing Director, EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association), speaking at the event said: “To be nominated for The Q Mark Awards is an enormous achievement, particularly as this year has seen the highest number of attendees at the star studded event.”