NSAI named Best State Body at the 2016 Chambers Ireland InBUSINESS Recognition Awards.
L-R: John Donegan Brand Director at ŠKODA Ireland, Maurice Buckley, CEO of NSAI,
Tracey Carney, Event Director Ashville Media Group and Ian Talbot, CEO of Chambers Ireland
Now in its 5th year, the InBUSINESS Recognition Awards recognise and reward exceptional business achievement and innovation.
Announcing the winner of the Best State Body, Editor of InBUSINESS Magazine, Joseph O’Connor said:
"Being certified to international standards is crucial for any business seeking new opportunities. It can provide protection against unfair competition and help instil consumer confidence. The NSAI has been instrumental in enabling businesses to understand and achieve standards across a wide range of industries. Through its roadshows, the agency has worked tirelessly to communicate to companies across the country how to implement these standards and use them to succeed. They are worthy winners of the InBUSINESS Recognition Award for State Body.”
Accepting the award, CEO of NSAI Maurice Buckley said it was a proud day for the organisation and its 134 staff.
“I am so honoured to accept this award on behalf of NSAI and its amazing team of professional and dedicated staff who work tirelessly with all of our stakeholders to create standards that improve the performance of business and protect consumers.
“Standards affect all of us, every day of our lives. Whenever we use a product or service, there’s a good chance there’s a standard to cover it, whether we’re using a washing machine, mobile phone, playground or sports stadium, driving a car, paying bills, eating in a restaurant, making a complaint…there are standards for all kinds of things. Put simply, standards make things better: safer, higher quality and easier to use. But as a consumer or business you don’t just benefit from existing standards. You can also help shape tomorrow’s standards."
“Over 1,400 people from industry, consumer groups, academia and Government departments currently sit on the NSAI’s 57 standards committees and voluntarily give of their time and expertise to develop standards which make this country a safer and better place to live and do business. I’d also like to accept this award on behalf to all those standards committee members and encourage more get involved in the development of standards,” Mr. Buckley added.
Winners of the InBUSINESS Recognition Awards were chosen across 22 categories based on the broad criteria of growth, profile of business, range of services and customer care. The ceremony, attended by many high profile organisations, was hosted by Newstalk’s Business Editor Vincent Wall.