House of Colour, Tiny’s Day Nursery & Touch and Glow Skin and Laser Clinic become All-Stars

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Caption: Left Lorraine Linton, founder Tiny’s Day Nursery, Charlene McMahon, Clinic Director Touch and Glow Skin and Laser Clinic and Maria Macklin, owner House of Colour

Three Monaghan-based businesses have achieved a quality mark signifying they meet the highest standards of service and trust. They were awarded with the coveted Business All-Star Accreditation at Croke Park recently.

Caption: Left Lorraine Linton, founder Tiny’s Day Nursery, Charlene McMahon, Clinic Director Touch and Glow Skin and Laser Clinic and Maria Macklin, owner House of Colour

This is an independently verified standard mark for businesses based on performance, trust and customer-centricity. House of Colour, run by Maria Macklin (Carrickmacross); Tiny’s Day Nursery (Castleblayney), run by Lorraine Linton, and Touch and Glow Skin and Laser Clinic (Carrickmacross), run by Charlene McMahon were all delighted to have attended the Business All-Stars ceremony last week to receive their accreditation.

They were among small and medium-sized businesses from all over the country and were proud to have been selected. The accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

The accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Dr Hynes said the accreditation, which is now held by over 350 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.

“We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors,” she said. 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.”

Charlene Mc Mahon, who opened her doors in Carrickmacross in May 2013 and her second clinic in Ardee in November 2018, was delighted to accept the accreditation.

“This accreditation is an outstanding achievement and recognises the hard work and dedication of our team in providing the best in class service to all our customers.”

Maria Macklin, who started House of Colour in 2015 said, “I am thrilled to receive a Business All-Star accreditation for House of Colour. This accreditation is a confirmation that all our clients are guaranteed best in class service.”

Lorraine Linton, who has owned Tiny’s Day Nursery since 2007 said, “After 12 years in business, it means so much to have an independent professional body verify our business standards and it’s amazing to know that we are the first nursery in Co Monaghan to receive All-Star Accreditation.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is responsible for overseeing the All-Ireland Business Summit and All-Star awards, ongoing All-Star accreditation, Thought Leader awards and promoting peer dialogue among members.

The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available here.

First published in the Northern Standard