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Griffin Group is Top of the Q

The Griffin Group has won this years’ prestigious Q Mark Award for Hygiene & Food Safety in the category of Group Retailer at the 42nd National Q Mark Awards ceremony. The Awards were presented at a ceremony in the Burlington Hotel Dublin, on Friday September 24th 2010. The 2010 Q Mark Awards recognises those who strive to showcase the symbol of quality and excellence for businesses and consumers. Not only that but within a week they also collected 4 Gold Awards, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze Retailing Excellence Awards at the Londis Annual Conference held in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway on Tuesday 28th September.The Griffin Group was established in 1951 with a clear vision “to be innovators in retailing”. They opened O’Connell Street’s first 24 Hour Convenience store in 1997 and now operate 20 Londis stores across Dublin.

The Griffin group are the largest independent retail group in Ireland and all their stores are members of The Q Mark for Hygiene and Food Safety certification programme.“We are the largest independent retailer in Ireland operating under the Londis brand and winning The Q Mark Group Retailer Award is fantastic recognition of the support we receive from Londis and the hard work of our dedicated in-store staff”, beamed a spokesperson from Griffin Group.The Annual Q Mark Awards ceremony celebrates the drive, commitment and achievements of all nominated companies and is the highlight of the calendar year for companies who strive for quality and excellence.

Commenting at The Q Mark Awards, Irene Collins, MD, EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) said: “Excellence is the gradual result of striving to do better! Ger, Seamus and their team have gradually built up their scores year on year and we are delighted with their win. The Q Mark offers the Griffin Group an opportunity to be ahead of their competitors by displaying this highly recognised quality symbol. Congratulations to all 20 teams!”.

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