Top honours for Bluebird Care Waterford at National Q Mark Awards

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Bluebird Care Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny were nominated for a prestigious Q Mark Award for their Quality Management System at this year’s National Q Mark Awards. 

This nomination means they were in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) in Ireland. The coveted Q Mark is awarded only to companies who achieve the highest standards of quality and excellence. 

This was a very special year for the Q Mark Awards as the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA) celebrates 50 years trading.

Bluebird  Care Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny are the  leading  provider  of  care  and support  services  for  people  of  all  ages. “Being  nominated  again  for  a  Q  Mark  award  reassures  us  that  we  are  delivering  a quality  service  and  this  is  so  important,” Bluebird Care coordinator Annmarie Nolan. 

Known as The Oscars of Business Excellence, the Q Mark Award is the highest accolade an Irish business can achieve, given both the intense competition and the exacting standards required.

The National Q Mark Awards 2018 were presented by EIQA and officiated by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD.  The Master of Ceremonies on the night was inimitable broadcaster Jonathan Healy and almost 600 people representing 140 companies attended the formal black-tie ceremony. The evening was filled with celebration but also a heady anticipation as many familiar faces waited for the final results to be announced.