Business All-Star award for Kilkenny company

Sian Moloughney

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Sian Moloughney

Business All Star award Kilkenny company

Catherine and Alan Carroll with Noelette Reidy of Custom Embroidery

A husband and wife business team from South Kilkenny have scooped a Business All Star award.

Custom Embroidery, run by Catherine and Alan Carroll, is based near Piltown and has been named as  All-Star Customised Workwear Company 2018-19 at the Fourth Annual All-Ireland Business Summit.

Leading lights in Irish Business descended on Croke Park for the Annual All-Ireland Business Summit powered by Audi, where a 1000 strong audience from all 32 counties were captivated by the speakers who revealed their top secrets, confessions and the dos and don’ts that have helped them achieve their business success.

The Business All-Stars competition final was one of the key elements of the summit. It is an annual competition designed to identify, recognise and accredit Irish companies and individuals that have distinguished themselves in the conduct of their business over the last 12 months.

Custom Embroidery was accredited with the All-Star Customised Workwear Company 2018-19. Speaking at the event, Kieran F. Ring, CEO Global Institute of Logistics, Deputy Chairperson Adjudication Panel said: “The decision to designate Custom Embroidery with Customised Workwear Company 2018-19 is based on the score achieved in four rounds of intense competition. The application, supported by references, interviews and independent ratings from the ‘mystery shopper’ process left the adjudication panel in no doubt that Custom Embroidery  is richly deserving of this accreditation. We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to all concerned and we wish you every success for the future.”

Catherine Carroll  said that "achieving All-Stars accreditation is a great source of pride for us and we look forward to continuing to meet and indeed exceed the standards set by the All-Star programme”  

Catherine and Alan are a husband and wife team with six years experience in the industry. All their embroidery and printing is facilitated in-house in their purpose built workspace. They specialise in customised workwear, hotel and leisure wear, using state of the art machines.

"Our business is growing year on year and with our strong team of employees and our extensive client base our future is very bright!" Catherine added.

Speaking at the summit, Dr. Briga Hynes, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Chairperson Adjudication Panel summed up the entire process by reminding the enterprises honoured with All-Star that: "Custom Embroidery has demonstrated an ability to innovate and has impressive growth plans which no-doubt reflects the resilience and optimism that are the hallmarks of Irish entrepreneurs. Custom Embroidery bring a real inspiration for what is possible in business in Ireland and provide important role models for the many aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small firms.”