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Galway Bay Seafoods shortlisted for quality award

Galway Bay Seafoods have recently been shortlisted as National Finalists for the EIQA Quality Awards.

The docks-based company, who have been selling fish in Galway for the last 60 years, were runners up in this year’s competition.

Galway Bay Seafoods were the only seafood retailer in Ireland to be nominated for such an award.

Speaking of the awards, Andrew Keady, Operations Manager at Galway Bay Seafoods, said: “Hygiene, food safety and quality are at the forefront of business at Galway Bay Seafoods, and to be the only fish retailer in Ireland nominated for the Excellence Ireland Quality Awards national finals for the second year in a row is a great testament to the hard work all our team perform every day to ensure our customers get the standards their deserve.”

The EIQA National Quality and Excellence Awards are one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the corporate calendar. They celebrate the drive, commitment and achievements of all nominated companies, committed to quality in Ireland.

The Q Mark currently has 87% recognition in the marketplace, putting consumer demand for products carrying the mark at an all-time high.

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, congratulated those nominated and said that their “focus on quality and excellence and their commitment to their customers was a real winning combination!”

He went on to say that he was delighted to launch the new Green Q Mark to the business marketplace and saw it as a very positive initiative on behalf of EIQA.

The awards took place recently in Dublin and were attended by more than 800 people. More than 25 award categories were celebrated on the night.