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September 24, 2010
East Coast Catering wins Q Mark Awards in Ireland

On September 24, 2010, EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) held it's highly prestigious and much anticipated National Quality and Excellence gala awards ceremony. The EIQA awards celebrate the drive, commitment and achievements of all nominated companies, committed to quality in the island of Ireland.

East Coast Catering was named the overall winner of the Q Mark award in the area of Quality Management Systems - Health & Social for the Hatch Hall, Carroll Village and Balseskin Reception Centre facilities.

In addition, the Balseskin Reception Centre received the Q Mark Sapphire award for Hygiene and Food Safety - Public Service - Residential.

These awards demonstrate East Coast Catering's continuing commitment to excellence in quality management and food safety. We congratulate the management and staff whose hard work led to these achievements.

About the EIQA:
The EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) has been the Irish National Quality Association since 1969 and currently audits thousands of organizations on an annual basis, both nationally and internationally.
EIQA is a well established organization with a proven track record, which guarantees their customers an independent, professional and consistent service.
EIQA uses the brand of The Q Mark through which to identify its various certifications, namely, The Q Mark for Hygiene & Food Safety, The Q Mark for Quality Management Systems, The Q Mark for Nursing Homes, The Q Marks for Leisure Centres and The Q Mark for Accessibility (ABLE).
EIQA makes a key contribution to organizations within the private and public services sectors by ensuring that consistent results are achieved by organizations that participate in their continuous improvement certification programs.
EIQA has a national audit team of over 40 highly qualified auditors with extensive experience across a broad range of sectors. They undertake comprehensive quality assurance checks to maintain a consistently high audit standard.

The National Q Mark Awards:
The purpose of the National Q Mark awards is to recognize companies and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding quality and excellence practices and processes within their industry sector.
Companies are short-listed as finalists based on the result achieved in their Q Mark for Quality Management Systems assessment (or Hygiene & Food Safety Audit), completed during the period 1st April 2009 - 31st of March 2010.
Only the top scoring program participants are chosen as nominees. A detailed submission document has to be filled out by nominated finalists and returned to go forward for judging. An independent judging panel scores each submission and the finalist's scores and their assessment scores are combined to determine the category award winners.

Established in 1984, East Coast Catering Limited is a private company specializing in remote workforce catering and accommodations. The company currently has operations in seven Canadian provinces and Ireland, providing services to the oil and gas, marine, mining and industrial construction sectors.

We are committed to providing our clients with high quality, value-added service. To deliver on this promise, we have implemented a quality management system for which we have obtained third party registration to the Quality System Standard ISO 9001:2008.

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