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Kirby receives a Recognising Excellence award

  • June 20, 2017

    Kirby was awarded a Recognising Excellence award as Partners in Excellence from NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) at a special ceremony held in Dublin recently. Kirby received the award in recognition of its work in promoting and demonstrating implementation of Business Management Quality as part of the NSAI ISO 9001: 2015 roadshows which took place across Ireland in 2016 and 2017.

    Martin Searson, Kirby Group M&E Quality Manager and Eamon Quirke, Kirby Quality Manager were guest speakers at a number of the NSAI roadshows. At the roadshows, Martin and Eamonn shared insights and experience following Kirby’s recent ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation back in September 2016.

    The awards were presented during a special NSAI business forum, which was held as part of the General Assembly of IQNet, the international network of certification bodies.  Speakers at the event included Mr. Michael Drechsel, IQNet President; Mr. Paul Lynam, Head of Sectoral Policy, British Irish Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Pat Ivory, Director of EU & International Affairs, IBEC and Mr. Conor Mulvihill, Director, Irish Dairy Industries Association.

    The event forms part of NSAI’s 20th anniversary celebrations; an ongoing series of events to mark two decades of the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

    Martin Searson, Kirby Group M&E Quality Manager pictured with the Recognising Excellence award