Shabby.ie, Borrisokane, accredited with Design Leader in Upcycling 2018-19

Pictured L-R at the All-Star Accreditation Programme at the Fourth Annual All-Ireland Business Summit powered by Audi at Croke Park were, Master of Ceremonies Gavin Duffy, Aileen Hogan, CEO, Shabby.ie who was accredited with All-Star Design Leader in Upcycling 2018-19

Pictured L-R at the All-Star Accreditation Programme at the Fourth Annual All-Ireland Business Summit powered by Audi at Croke Park were, Master of Ceremonies Gavin Duffy, Aileen Hogan, CEO, Shabby.ie who was accredited with All-Star Design Leader in Upcycling 2018-19

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 top secrets, confessions and the do’s and don’ts that have helped them achieve 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.

 

Aileen Hogan of Shabby.ie was accredited with the All-Star Design Leader in Upcycling. Speaking at the event, Kieran F. Ring, CEO Global Institute of Logistics, Deputy Chairperson Adjudication Panel said;  

“The decision to designate Shabby.ie with Design Leader in Upcycling 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 Aileen Hogan 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 Aileen Hogan CEO  said

“On behalf of the team at ‘www.Shabby.ie’ I would like to express my sincere thanks for being accredited as Design Leader in Upcycling 2018/19. Achieving All-Stars accreditation is a great source of pride  and I look forward to continuing to meet and indeed exceed the standards set by the All-Star programme.  

The process which led to this accreditation truly stretched us, the structure of the competition required us to put our brand story on paper and gave us the opportunity to reflect on who we are, our growth strategy and above all the value we create for our target audience.

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 all at the competition for making the effort to listen to our story, understand and accredit our business and above all, help us to promote it”

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:

‘Aileen Hogan 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. Shabby.ie ’ brings a real inspiration for what is possible in the upcycling industry  in Ireland and provide an important role model for other women in business..

 

Shabby.ie ’ is 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

 

ABOUT SHABBY.IE

Shabby.ie is family business set up in 2015 by Aileen Hogan dedicated to empowering women through the art of Upcycling Furniture. A trend that became very popular in recent years. Synonymous with updating your home on a budget, upcycling is also proven to be extremely therapeutic in decreasing stress levels. Aileen teaches the art of of Upcycling in her shop, workshops around the country and in her new ONLINE learning programme giving weekly video tutorials. Customers can now learn from the comfort of their own home, in their own time and at their own pace. And we can also provide all the products our customer need from our ecommerce website, www.shabby.ie Hogan says.

 

ABOUT BUSINESS ALL-STARS COMPETITION:

 

The Business All-Star program 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.

 

The Role of Honour of All-Star accreditees reflects the diverse stages of development and vertical specialisation of Irish enterprises. The Role of Honor includes special categories for social enterprises, charities and rising stars.  

 

Those included represents the highest current performance level in Irish business, and are presented as a standard or benchmark to be equalled or exceeded.

 

All-Star accreditees prove through a rigorous matrix based 100 points, four steps judging process (application, phone interviews, reference checks, incognito contact to measure customer service, live judging), to be on merit, worthy recipients of their accreditation.

 

The  Business All-Stars Role of Honour 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

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