Building Competitive Advantage

We actively support organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors be more competitive, enabling them to grow, excel and be sustainable.

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Through providing the tools and systematic approach for the successful exploitation of new ideas or inventions into goods and services that creates new value or for which customers will pay.

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Growth through the effective and efficient use of resources to maximise income, improve competitiveness, customer satisfaction and achieve greater output per unit of input.  

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The Pursuit of Excellence through inspiring organisations to achieve sustainable excellence by engaging leaders to learn, share and innovate using the EFQM Excellence Model.

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Ireland Urged To Focus on Business Competitiveness and Excellence

An Taoiseach welcomes establishment of Centre for Competitiveness (Ireland)

A globally-renowned competitiveness organisation is setting up shop in the Republic of Ireland to replicate its success north of the border in key sectors of the Irish economy, it is announced today..

Having helped hundreds of Northern Ireland organisations to achieve world-class standards of business excellence for over 20 years, the Centre for Competitiveness is now establishing an office in the Republic of Ireland.


NI Company Wins Gold for Service Excellence

Northern Ireland company A F Davison Ltd are celebrating after recently becoming the first haulage company in Ireland to win a prestigious EFQM Gold Star for Service Excellence. 


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A New Paradigm in Competitive Advantage

One of the supreme challenges in this century is the ability to manage businesses that transcend all the conventional boundaries, whether to produce global products or compete effectively in global markets. The bureaucracy of the Industrial Age, with its rigid focus on “we have always done it this way,” will disappear or look like old type-writers to tablet and lap-top users.


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EFQM Ireland Excellence Awards

  • Alan Clarke, Chief Executive NITB

    "I am confident that the achievement of recent years provides the right building blocks for the future growth of the industry, and that with our Corporate Plan 2011-15 we can begin to realise our vision of delivering an additional 10,000 jobs and doubling revenue from tourism by 2020."

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  • Investors in People (IiP) feedback report

    "The Growth of the Group is undoubtedly linked to the visionary capabilities and inspirational leadership style of the Executive Team. In particular, people interviewed referred to the strong value base and inspirational approach of the Chief Executive and the passion displayed to drive success."

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  • Investors in People (IiP) report, 2012

    "Good practice is indeed evident across a range of areas and during the review a total of 132 evidence requirement were met. Following the site visit I have no hesitation in recommending that CPCB continues to be recognised as an Investor in People. Furthermore, it is recommended that the organisation should be recognised at Silver level. This is indeed a significant achievement and the entire team at CPCB are to be congratulated for their achievement and commended for their commitment to striving for a excellence across all areas."

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  • Investors in People (IiP) assessment report

    "The greater majority of people recognise that they are encouraged to be involved in decision-making and finding solutions, particularly by having their ideas and opinions sought at team meetings or as individuals."

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  • Mrs Marie Lindsay, Principal, St Mary’s College

    "St Mary’s College has been a Specialist School for Science since 2006. We are happy to be doing Derry proud and breaking traditional norms as regards careers in the city."

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