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DCU Sports Complex of the Year 2017

Oscars of Business Excellence

 DCU Sport is ahead of the game with

National Q Mark Award

The National Q Mark Awards | Friday September 29th | Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4


Its official! DCU Sport has won a national Q Mark Award for Leisure Centres at The National Q Mark Awards. Their nomination put them in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the EIQA on the island of Ireland and this win means they are at the very top of the Q for highest standards of Quality and Excellence.


Fergal Smyth, Duty Manager said “Wow, another win in this category, up against some fantastic facilities. It really does put us at the forefront of national operators within this sector. The process is a super model which allows us to improve, grow and develop, yet stay ahead of the game at all times.”


Known as The Oscars of Business Excellence, The Q Mark Award is the highest accolade an Irish business can achieve, given both the intense competition and the exacting standards required. Speaking at this year’s awards Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA said “This team are no strangers to being top of the league table, Gemma and the team’s enthusiasm for high standards has once again taken them to the top of the Q! A brilliant result for an exceptionally committed team”


DCU Sport operates the sports facilities and services for DCU students, staff, alumni and local public on a multi-site facility. They have been operating for 12 years and have 40 full and part-time staff and provide work experience to hundreds of students each year. With over 6000 members and a monthly footfall of 65,000, they provide wellness programmes to customers through a wide range of programmes.


Over 500 people representing 135 companies attended the glitzy, black-tie ceremony in competition for one of only 26 awards presented. The Master of Ceremonies was Chicago based keynote speaker, author and business humourist Conor Cunneen; Irishman Speaks.  Funds raised on the night for Debra Ireland were much appreciated and celebrations went on into the early hours with live music from ‘The Swing Cats.’


EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) has been the Irish National Quality Association since 1969. They currently audit the operating standards of thousands of organisations and businesses both in Ireland and Internationally. EIQA is known as the ‘Guardian’ of The Q Mark suite of standards which includes: The Q Mark for Hygiene & Food Safety, The Q Mark for Quality Management Systems, The Q Mark for Nursing Homes, The Q Mark for Leisure Centre’s, The Q Mark for Accessibility (ABLE) and The Q Mark for Environmental Awareness (The Green Q). 



Press Contact: Helen O Dwyer | PR1 | 086 2332725 | Helen@pr1.ie

11th October, 2017