Business All-Star for Westport Adventure Park

Roz and Leon Tunney-Ware (l), Westport Adventure Park, Co Mayo, at the launch of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Accreditation, a verified standard mark for Irish businesses, with All-Ireland Business Foundation  Programme Directors, Elaine Carroll and Kapil Khanna.  Photo Conor McCabe.

Roz and Leon Tunney-Ware (l), Westport Adventure Park, Co Mayo, at the launch of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Accreditation, a verified standard mark for Irish businesses, with All-Ireland Business Foundation Programme Directors, Elaine Carroll and Kapil Khanna. Photo Conor McCabe.

A west Mayo adventure park has become one of the first businesses in the country to achieve a new quality mark, signifying it meets the highest standards of service and trust.

Westport Adventure Park, Knappagh, Westport, has been awarded the coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation – an independently verified standard mark for indigenous business, based on rigorous selection criteria.

The accreditation is overseen by the All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose 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.

The park is particularly popular with the corporate and education sectors, which engage with the activities on offer for team building exercises for employees and students.

Kieran Ring commented: “Westport Adventure Park achieved accreditation based primarily on its product, service and ethos. The philosophy behind the park is that every individual and team that participates in the many activities is encouraged to challenge themselves to the utmost. They are guaranteed they will come away from Westport knowing themselves and their abilities a lot better. The driving force behind the success of Westport Adventure Park is a commitment to continuous improvement by constant upgrading of the challenges, courses and activities.”

Welcoming the award, Leon Tunney-Ware of Westport Adventure Park stated: “I believe that the Business All-Star accreditation is going to be a true quality mark for indigenous Irish businesses. As a business, we are very concerned with setting standards, but those standards need to be constantly measured. I have been looking for something like this – an accreditation process which is tough, externally verified and allows us to constantly measure our performance.”

Dr Briga Hynes said the accreditation is now held by 170 firms and provides a standards measure for small and medium firms.

“It provides very important credible and transparent bench-marking that hasn’t been available up to now, allowing companies to very clearly understand where they are versus their competitors,” she said.

Further details are available at businessallstars.ie

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