Ballymoney businesses battle it out for top award


Well done to two Ballymoney businesses who have been nominated for top retail awards.

‘Ireland’s Best Supermarket for Hygiene and Food Safety’ is the title that SuperValu Ballymoney or Centra Ballymoney could be laying claim to!

Having beaten off stiff competition from hundreds of excellent Irish businesses in their bid to make the elite list of finalists, they are now making plans to attend the National Q Mark Awards on Friday 25th September in the Double Tree by Hilton hotel. The National Q Mark Awards are held annually by the proud Guardians of The Q Mark – Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA).

The official announcement of this select list of finalists came yesterday from Ms. Irene Collins, EIQA’s Managing Director. Ms. Collins said that to be nominated for such an award serves as recognition that the services provided by a company far surpass current legislative requirements; that the team involved conduct their affairs with the customers’ best interests in mind, and most importantly, that the business itself is operating at the highest standard of performance in the country.

Awards schemes are about celebrating achievement and encouraging a sense of further improvement for all nominees. The Q Mark is recognised as a beacon of excellence, a standard which supermarkets are proud to display and their customers are happy to trust. The Q Mark has a staggering 87% recognition status amongst Irish consumers; it is a testament to this country’s appreciation for quality and excellence.