Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy Ltd., a family-owned, award-winning department store, has achieved a quality mark signifying it meets the highest standards of service and trust.
The coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star award is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. 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.
Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy, which is located just 45 minutes from Dublin and open seven days a week, features an extensive range of ladies’ smart, casual and lifestyle clothing, a menswear shop, children’s clothing, a giftware and homeware department as well as an extensive accessories section featuring jewellery, scarves, wraps, bags, hats, belts and lots more. Brands stocked include ‘Fishers Inspired’ own collection, Magee, Eden Park, Olsen, Columbia, Joules, Rabe, Hatico, Seasalt, Noa Noa, Betty Barclay, Red Cuckoo, Ria Organics, Jo Browne and Ireland’s Eye.
The beautiful 10,000 sq. ft. destination also hosts the award-winning restaurant and café ‘Food at Fishers’, Salon H, a hair salon, and Beds of a Feather, a bed and bedding specialist store. A curated craft space called ‘The Schoolhouse Studio and Workshop’ is also available in-store, featuring local handmade art, crafts and photography, with artists regularly working, exhibiting and running workshops there. Extensive free parking is available on-site.
Rebecca Harrison, Managing Director of Fishers, commented: “We are thrilled to achieve this Business All-Star accreditation. The accreditation process gave us the opportunity to reflect and really focus on the experience we give our customers in every way. We were honoured to get the feedback from the panel, our employees, customers and suppliers through the reference checks and found it not only insightful but also humbling. Our team need to be particularly commended, as the face of the business, they are responsible for such strong feedback from our customers.”
Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics added: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. 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.”
Meanwhile, the award-winning café and restaurant, Food at Fishers has also been named as a finalist in the Small Firms Association (SFA) National Small Business Awards 2020. These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of small businesses in Ireland and recognises the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry.
Food at Fishers is one of just six finalists nationwide to be nominated in the food and drink category. The companies that have been announced as finalists will also a receive a bursary to help them grow further along with tickets to the ceremony which will take place in the RDS on 12th March 2020 when the overall winner will be announced.