Down company Westmond Logistics has achieved Business All-Star Accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation.
Based in Bangor, Westmond value the local approach whilst being able to offer global rates though their established partnerships.
With more than 30 years experience in delivering all modes of logistics across the UK and Ireland including air freight, sea freight and road freight, Westmond Logistics help their customers identify the correct mode of transport for their freight to ensure price competitiveness and fast transport times.
The company has been recognised with Business All-Star Accreditation for their conduct in the areas of trust performance and customer-centricity.
Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria.
The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.
Reacting to the announcement, Westmond Logistics Customs & Operations Manager
Mark Anderson said: “We are extremely honoured and overwhelmed with gratitude to have been selected to receive the Business All-Star Accreditation. We are grateful for the recognition we have received for our services, solutions, and customer service. This accomplishment is not something that any one person did alone, as we at Westmond Logistics believe in our team and ensure we all grow together. The hard work and dedication by all members of the team have contributed to our success, with increasing our staff and opening new offices. Last, but not least, thank you to All-Ireland Business Foundation for offering recognition to Logistic and Customs companies like ourselves. I hope that this recognition of our hard work can serve as an inspiration to others in the field. We will continue our efforts to grow our services, develop our customer service and our brand and look forward to furthering our growth of the Westmond Logistics for many years to come.”
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Westmond Logistics has achieved AIBF Business All-Star Accreditation. We wish to recognise Westmond Logistics’ conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity. Westmond Logistics is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence.”
Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Kapil Khanna said the accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.
He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”
The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.
The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.