Cork City Partnership wins national Q Mark Title

Dublin, September 25th 2015

It’s official! Cork City Partnership has just been named as having the Best Quality Management System in Public Service in Ireland at this year’s National Q Mark Awards.

Hailed as “The Custodians of Business Excellence”, the team from Cork City Partnership were beaming with pride as they were called to the stage to receive the winner’s trophy during an exciting awards ceremony held in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin.


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The Q Mark Awards are indelibly associated with Quality and Excellence in the minds of Irish consumers and is the only system which allows businesses to monitor 100% of their processes and procedures 100% of the time. Winning this award has shown that Cork City Partnership truly cares about its customers and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that it achieves the highest possible standards at all times.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, who attended this year’s National Q Mark Awards, said “At the heart of our jobs plan we are supporting Irish businesses providing products and services to the highest international standards and creating good, sustainable employment. It is impressive to see tonight, so many Irish businesses from all sectors and counties embedding quality standards as a key part of their offering to customers. These are the innovative Irish businesses that are powering the engine of our recovery, and I wish them every success in the future”.

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. Cork City Partnership can now relax in the knowledge that they are officially the Best Public Service in Ireland for Quality Management Systems.

Irene Collins, Managing Director of The National Q Mark Awards said, “It is a privilege to see the work that the team in Cork City Partnership do getting recognition at the highest level. I’m sure this is acknowledgement for quality was what Jilian and the team were striving for!”


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Cork City Partnership provides a range of supports to Community Childcare providers through its Early Years Initiative.

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Alcohol / Drugs Education & Awareness

Cork City Partnership, through the Community Outreach Drugs Awareness Project (CODAP) aims to support communities in developing drug prevention strategies.

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Cork City Partnership provides a range of education and training supports across all our sectors which include childcare, youth, employment and education.

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Cork City Partnership provides  support and services to the community and voluntary organizations, such as Asylum Seeker Outreach Service (ASOS) and Friendly Call

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The objective of the Partnership’s work with People with Disabilities are to facilitate access by people with disabilities to the decision making process in Cork City.

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We provide a range of supports to individuals who are currently unemployed, through our local employment service (LES).

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Cork City Partnership

Cork City Partnership is an organisation that supports communities, working collectively to meet local needs. Our aims are:

  • To promote awareness, knowledge and uptake of a wide range of statutory, community and voluntary services.
  • To increase access to formal and informal educational, recreational and cultural development activities and resources
  • To increase people’s work readiness and employment prospects
  • To promote active engagement with policy, practice and decision-making processes on matters affecting local communities.