Celebrations for Clada Group at Q Mark Awards 2019
Celebrations for Clada Group at Q Mark Awards 2019The Clada Group won the overall Q Mark title for Quality Management Systems in 2016, we are delighted to receive an award for Outstanding Performance at the 2019 National Q Mark Awards.
There were smiles all around for the Clada Group at The Clayton Hotel on Dublin’s Burlington Road on Friday, September 27th, where the National Q Mark Awards ceremony took place. Clada Group began undergoing assessments with the Q Mark framework in 2009 and this is our ninth consecutive year securing a nomination. While we won the overall Q Mark title for Quality Management Systems in 2016, we are delighted to receive an award for Outstanding Performance at the 2019 National Q Mark Awards.
The gala event was a chance for all those nominated to celebrate the high standards they had achieved in rigorous audits by EIQA, the proud guardians of the Q Mark suite of Quality standards. To make it onto the list, each enterprise had to earn a place in the top 6 per cent of the audits carried out across the island of Ireland.
The Clada Group is a family business which is involved in the bottling and manufacture of water and soft drinks. Established over 57 years ago, the company is proud of its roots in Galway.
Management at the Clada Group believes Q Mark accreditation enables the organisation to maintain and safeguard quality management systems while sustaining and protecting quality standards which are nationally and internationally recognised as best practice. They describe themselves as a ‘small organisation with big hopes and dreams’ and their hard work paid off on awards night as they were awarded the title of ‘Highly Commended’ in the category of the Q Mark for Quality Management Systems, Outstanding Performance. Managing Director of EIQA Irene Collins congratulated the team: “Being in business for more than half a century brings its own challenges and rewards and having a quality management system that works for everyone involved in the business is something worth shouting about! This Q Mark award is great recognition for Ursula and the team in Clada and most importantly for their customers”.