The Business All-Star Accreditation Marque Is The Nation’s Symbol of Trust

Gain the Recognition, Exposure, Social-Proof, Competitive Advantage and Growth Your Business Deserves

Today more than ever it’s important to stand out in a way that not only gets you in front of your ideal audience but also allows you to illustrate the value you bring to the marketplace.

 

Social proof, third-party verification and trust are some of the most valuable currencies in business.

 

Business All-Stars celebrates your business success and entrepreneurship in a way that positions your business, your product or service as best in class all of which builds more trust, more authority and credibility than you could ever do on your own.

Our existing All-Stars have reported more recognition, more exposure and more bottom-line return on investment results from becoming an All-Star than any other revenue-producing activity theyʼve done.

 

Our All-Star Business accreditation process not only gives you a snapshot of everything youʼve achieved so far but also gives a clear indication of what you need to do to scale your business to the next level.

 

Becoming an All-Star also enables you to showcase (and retain) your best employees while also enabling you to attract the best talent in the marketplace.

 

Finally, entrepreneurship can be a lonely place regardless of how big your team or business may be. Our All-Stars become a part of our rowing community and TRIBE of All-Stars all of whom are forward-thinking, optimistic and open to new business opportunities and growth.

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Reasons why you should consider getting Accredited

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For You

Personal Recognition for the founders and/or stakeholders in the business.

A fantastic acknowledgment of the hard work, commitment, sacrifices and contribution you have given to business and entrepreneurship in Ireland.

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For Your Business

 

Instills pride and projects a winning image of your business.

Differentiates your business from the competition.

Increases national and regional awareness of your brand.

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For Your Customers

Gives re-assurance and confidence to your customers.

Enhances customer relationships.

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For Business Development

Create new sales opportunities.

Gives access to other accredited All-Star businesses, enabling you to develop new business opportunities.

A Business All-Star Accreditation means your company excels in

TRUST


TRUST

CUSTOMER CENTRICITY


CUSTOMER CENTRICITY

PERFORMANCE


 PERFORMANCE

Apply for accreditation today 

Gain the recognition your business deserves

500 +


Companies have received the Business All-Star Accreditation from the Foundation

The All-Star Accreditation empowers Irish businesses & sets them apart from their competitors, giving customers, vendors and employees alike the reassurance that the company they are associated with has met and exceeded the highest standard.

Dr. Briga Hynes
Kemmy Business School,
University of Limerick

The AIBF is privileged to showcase and acknowledge the diverse talent and tremendous determination and success that exists amongst Irish SMEs.

Frances Fitzgerald MEP
Member of ECON and FEMM, Former Tánaiste & Minister

I am very proud of all the accredited businesses, their commitment to quality, as evidenced by gaining these coveted All-Ireland Business Accreditations will enable Irish SMEs to grow.

Mairead McGuinness MEP
Vice-President,
European Parliament

FAQ’s - Business All-Star Accreditation

Business All-Star Accreditation – How it works?

Which companies have been accredited as Business All-Stars to date?

Adjudication process

Who is it for?

How can I apply?

You can register your interest and apply by clicking here.

Who is the accrediting body?

Who is eligible for Business All-Star accreditation?

What are the steps in the accreditation process?

REGISTRATION -Interested companies first register their interest with the Foundation. The Foundation undertakes preliminary research on each company to determine their suitability for the Accreditation.

APPLICATION - Companies that successfully get through the registration process are passed to a member of the adjudication panel and are invited to complete the online application form.

REVIEW (30 Points)

The application form is reviewed by the adjudication panel and arrangements are made for a telephone interview between a member of the adjudication panel and a founder, owner or director of the applicant company. Your application is worth 30 points, a minimum of 22.5 points from this stage are required to go to the next phase. You will be informed at the end of the telephone interview on how you have scored and your eligibility for the next round.

VERIFICATION (40 Points)

Companies that successfully navigate the application and review stage qualify for the verification phase in the process. During this phase, your application will be reviewed which will include;

  • Further scrutiny of the application
  • Reference Check (20 Points)
  • Incognito Contact: A potential customer will interact with your organisation anonymously (20 Points)

Your company will be contacted by a member of the adjudication panel to discuss and share the results of your performance in the verification round. A minimum of 30 points of the 40 available are needed to progress to the final round. You will be informed at the end of the review on how you have scored and your eligibility for the last round.

PANEL REVIEW: (30 Points)

In this round, your performance in total will be reviewed by the accreditation board. You will need to achieve enough points to exceed the 75 points required for accreditation.

You will be informed at the end of the review on how you have scored and whether or not you have been approved to receive Business All-Star Accreditation.

ACCREDITATION PRESENTATION

Successful companies on receiving confirmation of their accreditation and paying the applicable fees, will be invited to a Virtual Accreditation Ceremony. The ceremony will see the induction of the next group of companies that have successfully navigated the All-Ireland Business Foundation audit.

You will receive your Business All-Star Commemorative Medal and Certificate by courier in advance of the ceremony.

MEDIA

We will provide you with your official picture and citation from the judging committee. The citation will detail the reasons for your accreditation as an All-Star and is designed to prompt you to give a reactionary statement all of which will form part of your press release. Accredited Business All-Stars are encouraged to send their Press Release to all media within their respective verticals.

Accredited Business All-Stars will be provided with a bespoke ‘Business All-Star Accredited Artwork Suite’ specific to your accreditation title. The accreditation logo, in particular, is ideal for your website, email signatures, social media etc.

Accredited Business All-Stars are licensed to use the accreditation artwork for the period of one year. Our marketing team will promote your accreditation on our social media channels.

How long does it take to get accredited?

What are the fees associated with Business All-Star Accreditation?

If successful, when do we receive our accreditation?

ACCREDITATION PRESENTATION

Successful companies on receiving confirmation of their accreditation and paying the applicable fees, will be invited to a Virtual Accreditation Ceremony. The ceremony will see the induction of the next group of companies that have successfully navigated the All-Ireland Business Foundation audit.

You will receive your Business All-Star Commemorative Medal and Certificate by courier in advance of the ceremony.

MEDIA

We will provide you with your official picture and citation from the judging committee. The citation will detail the reasons for your accreditation as an All-Star and is designed to prompt you to give a reactionary statement all of which will form part of your press release. Accredited Business All-Stars are encouraged to send their Press Release to all media within their respective verticals.

Accredited Business All-Stars will be provided with a bespoke ‘Business All-Star Accredited Artwork Suite’ specific to your accreditation title. The accreditation logo, in particular, is ideal for your website, email signatures, social media etc.

Accredited Business All-Stars are licensed to use the accreditation artwork for the period of one year. Our marketing team will also promote your accreditation on our social media channels.

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ABOUT ALL-IRELAND BUSINESS FOUNDATION

National body responsible for accrediting Best-in-Class Irish businesses, convening the All-Ireland Business Summit and Awards.

 

Contact us: info@businessallstars.ie

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