Excellence

Recognise

External recognition objectively demonstrates to your customers, employees and the wider world the commitment of your organisation to the pursuit of excellence.

Why is recognition important?
External recognition objectively demonstrates to your customers, employees and the wider world the commitment of your organisation to the pursuit of excellence and the stage you have reached to date.

As the EFQM Partner for the island of Ireland, the Centre for Competitiveness administers a comprehensive Awards and Recognition programme for organisations of all sizes and from all sectors. Wherever your organisation might be on its excellence journey, we can help you apply for the appropriate level of recognition.

As your organisation is assessed by qualified, independent assessors against proven international best practices, the Awards process provides an excellent means of determining your progress. The levels of recognition are common across Europe, so you have the reassurance that your level of achievement is comparable to that from other countries.

The recognition process represents a meaningful means of demonstrating to all your customers, employees and other stakeholders that you are committed to improving your performance and are devoted to achieving Sustainable Excellence. It will also provide you with additional insights, which your organisation can use as a focus for further improvement.

What to do now
Recognition will not only provide external validation of your progress but also demonstrate to your customers that you have achieved European recognition against the most robust of Excellence frameworks.
Our team has a proven track record of success, so email George.wilson@cforc.org or compete@cforc.org for guidance on how we can help you.

How it can benefit you

  • External feedback from an experienced team of assessors, which help focus your organisation's improvement activity.
  • Prestigious international recognition, based on the most widely used management framework in Europe (EFQM Excellence Model).
  • An opportunity to benchmark your organisation's current level of performance against European organisations.

A typical excellence journey

Gold Star Service Excellence
Recognised for Excellence
Ireland Excellence Award
European Excellence Award