About Us
We are an independent, not for profit organisation, helping organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors to be more competitive, enabling them to grow and to excel within an increasingly global marketplace. Our staff are highly qualified professionals who have held senior positions across various sectors and who bring a wealth of experience which will allow them to contextualize our support to your business.

We are a not for profit, self-financing membership organisation operating across the island of Ireland. We support our members to build their Competitive Advantage through our global networks and local partners and the design and delivery of business consultancy services, projects and programmes. The Centre's exceptional reputation stems from over 20 years experience in Innovation, Productivity and Quality, combined with an ability to integrate people and processes productively.

The focus on results-based solutions brings about increased competitiveness, process and practice improvements, as well as substantial savings for our clients.

The Centre maintains strong links with research bodies, top business and management schools – such as the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC), Smart Grid Ireland (SGI) and the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI).

The Centre for Competitiveness is audited annually with Deloitte LLP and the Centre is compliant with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act (click here for our Slavery Policy)

Due to the Centre’s co-location within the NI Technology Centre at Queens University, our Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Policy is aligned.

Join us

Our members are leading organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. They seek the advice, support and pragmatic tools that will help them achieve and sustain a quantifiable level of excellence in their people and practices. Our international focus and quality of network provides access to thought leadership that helps our members connect, learn and grow.

Key Benefits

  • Gain access to European Best Practice libraries and case studies
  • Get early notice of global trends and developments
  • Keep up to date with the latest thinking
  • Learn from leading organisations through company study visits
  • Share experiences through our Ireland-wide network events
  • Develop your ideas – make use of our free independent advisory service