Newpark Sports Centre News

National Q Mark Awards  2019

The gala event which took place in at The Clayton Hotel on Dublin’s Burlington Road on Friday, September 27th was a chance for all those nominated to celebrate the high standards they’d achieved in rigorous audits by EIQA, the proud guardians of the Q Mark suite of Quality standards. To make it onto the list, each enterprise had to earn a place in the top 6 per cent of the audits carried out across the island of Ireland.

This was Newpark’s third year in the Q mark programme.  The team was highly commended in its first year and was awarded Best Leisure centre in Ireland in the Q mark for Quality Management Systems in its second year.  The Q mark has transformed how they review and operate the business.

The Awards night is also a great opportunity for the Q Mark Awards charity partner to make their pitch to the business community. This year John and Jayne Glynn attended the event on behalf of the Gavin Glynn Foundation. John spoke about his son Gavin’s journey through cancer and why he and his family were inspired to help others with children who have to travel abroad for cancer treatment. Fundraising in aid of the Foundation raised more than €8000 on the night with all prizes generously donated by Q Mark customers.

Ireland Active National Quality Standards 2019

Ireland Active National Quality Standard Awards for 2019

recognise top Irish Leisure, Fitness & Hotel Leisure Facilities

Quality Standards Awards | Friday November 16th | Druids Glen, Co. Wicklow

Ireland Active, the representative body for the Leisure, Health & Fitness Industry, awarded the top Leisure, Fitness and Hotel Leisure facilities across the country at the National Quality Standard Awards (NQSA) at the annual awards ceremony on 16th November at Druids Glen Resort.


The NQSA, is the most sought-after and respected accolade in the leisure and fitness industry, and is awarded to facilities that meet the operational standards for leisure and fitness facilities across 250 quality-based criteria. The standard is designed to encourage continuous improvement within the sector and recognises facilities for their remarkable standards in the areas of safety, hygiene, customer service and human resources. The NQSA are the only industry specific award for the leisure, health and fitness sector in Ireland. Awarded to 93 facilities nationwide this year, the awards are designed to acknowledge excellence in
the Leisure, Fitness and Hotel Leisure facilities. The overall winners in five main categories are recognised for their high standards across safety, hygiene, customer engagement and human resources.  Newpark Sports Centre are very proud to have been in the top three and shortlisted for the Best Leisure Facility Award.  

It concludes a year great achievements and hard work throughout the centre.

Speaking on the event, Conn McCluskey, CEO, Ireland Active said: “We are delighted to host the inaugural Ireland Active National Quality Standard Awards, having rebranded the awards this year after 15 years as the White Flag Awards. The awards serve to recognise the deserving recipients for their hard work in setting the bar for the highest level of standards possible in their leisure, fitness and hotel leisure facilities who play such a significant role in the health and well-being of the country. We are thrilled to acknowledge each facility for their outstanding accomplishments in the areas of safety, hygiene, customer engagement and human resources.”

A golden year for the business Oscars of quality and excellence

Newpark School Sports Centre racing ahead with award for     

Q Mark Leisure Centre of the Year

The National Q Mark Awards | Friday September 28th | Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4

Ireland Active White Flag National Quality Standard - 17th November 2017 - Lyrath Estate

Newpark Sports Centre Gold Standard Award

Gold Standard in Accessibility

Four time All Star, former All-Ireland Camogie winning Captain and Ireland Active Ambassador, Anna Geary was joined by Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, John Paul Phelan at Ireland Active’s National Conference held in Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny to recognise the five category winners of Ireland Active’s Annual White Flag Awards.

The White Flag Scheme, is the most sought after accolade in the leisure and fitness industry, and is awarded to facilities that meet the operational standards for leisure and fitness facilities as set out in the scheme. The standard is designed to encourage continuous improvement within the sector and recognises facilities for their remarkable standards in the areas of safety, hygiene, customer service and human resources.

The White Flag Awards are the only industry specific award for the leisure, health and fitness sector in Ireland. There is an Accessibility Award for centres that excel at making their facilities accessible for people with a disability. 90 leisure, fitness and hotel facilities were awarded White Flags with four facilities receiving special recognition as category winners as well as the Industry Supplier of the Year.

This year Newpark Sports Centre were awarded the Gold Standard for Leisure Centres and also received Gold in the Accessibility Award Category.

Its official! Newpark School Sports Centre has won the overall National Q Mark title for Q Mark Leisure Centre of the Year at The National Q Mark Awards.  Their nomination put them in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the Excellence Ireland Quality Association (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.

 

Newpark School Sports Centre is a  dual  use  facility  providing  a  high  quality,  inclusive  Sports  &  Leisure  facility  that  caters  for  the  students  of  Newpark  Comprehensive  School  and  the  wider  community.   

 

“Winning  The  Q  Mark  is  recognition  for  the  whole  team  who  work  hard  to  provide  accessible,  inclusive,  enjoyable  and  challenging  classes  and  programs  for  our  customers.    It  shows  we  care  about  our  customers  and  the  quality  of  the  service  we  provide,  and  we  are  willing  to  go  that  extra  mile  to  ensure  that  we  achieve  the  highest  possible  standards said  Damaris  Ayres  –  Disability  Liaison  officer  and  Customer  Care  representative 

 

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 “Newpark School Sports Centre have used the Q Mark process and best practice principles for 2 years. The judges said that “this company accepts their limitations and addresses them” by focusing their team on all aspects of planning, doing, measuring and reviewing the associated impacts. Winning The Q Mark for Leisure Centres is an outstanding achievement.

Cara National Inclusion Awards - 30 November 2017

Newpark Sports Centre Runner Up Fitness and Leisure

The Cara National Inclusion Awards recognises groups and organisations who advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities.  

This is the first year Newpark Sports Centre has been involved in the awards and they were recognised for the dedication and hard work by being Runner's Up in the Fitness and Leisure Category.

Q Mark 2017

Oscars of Business Excellence

Newpark Sports Centre Highly Commended

The National Q Mark Awards

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

Its official! Newpark Sports Centre has been honoured as highly commended  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. This is Newpark Sports Centre's first year to be invloved in the EIQA National Q Mark.

 

“The nomination generated a huge feeling of pride amongst the Management and staff at Newpark Sports Centre and boosted the overall morale and motivation of all involved in implementing the Q Mark programme. Winning is recognition for the inclusiveness, availability and accessibility of the activities we offer our customers" said Peter McGee – Duty Manager

 

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 “Companies who achieve the Q Mark provide their own customers with added confidence in their products and demonstrate that the highest standards of quality and excellence are at the heart of their business”

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). 

Newpark School Sports Centre
Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, 
Co. Dublin

 

info@newparksportscentre.ie

T: +353 (0)1 288 3720
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