Gerard Chimbganda Named All-Star International-Irish Entrepreneur of The Year 2023

Dunshaughlin businessman Gerard Chimbganda has been named All-Star International-Irish Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023

Gerard is the Managing Director of the Business All-Star Accredited staffing solutions company GoodPeople, a premium one stop staff solutions shop that provides high quality, independent, assessment and consultancy services across a breadth of sectors, including child and family services, child care and family law proceedings. 

The company also employs people in the healthcare sector in Ireland and GoodPeople staff regularly work for HSE community units and hospitals on a long term basis.

Gerard set up GoodPeople with a mission to improve the quality of life of those who suffer with various health issues through a dedicated care support service. His business also supports  friends, relatives, families and carers of those in need. 

Gerard is an experienced Director of Operations, Strategy and Innovation Specialist and he has been successful in his mission thanks to his recruitment of competent, caring staff members who live and breathe the GoodPeople ethos. 

Gerard has been recognised with Business All-Star Accreditation for his contribution to the Irish healthcare sector and for his conduct in the key areas of trust, performance and customer-centricity. 

Reacting to the news of his achievement Gerard Chimbganda said: 

I am honoured to accept the title of All-Star International-Irish Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 from the All-Ireland Business Foundation. I started my business with a simple mission: To improve the quality of lives of those who suffer with health issues through a dedicated care support service. I have been successful in that mission thanks to the support of a hard working and talented team and the trust of my clients. I would like to thank the All-Ireland Business Foundation for this honour, I am proud to be part of the Business All-Star TRIBE. . 

Announcing the news of Gerard’s achievement, Deputy Chair of AIBF’s Adjudication board Kieran Ring said:  

Gerard Chimbganda of GoodPeople has achieved All-Star International-Irish-Entrepreneur of the year 2023 accreditation. Gerard is an experienced director of operations, strategy and innovation specialist, with a demonstrated history of working in retail, its startup, web and cloud industry. Skilled in strategic innovation management, negotiation, business planning, operations management, coaching, and sales. 

Strong professional with a masters in strategic innovation management, bachelor's degree in economics, higher diploma in science in computing from the Dublin business school. GoodPeople employs people in the healthcare sector in Ireland. GoodPeople's healthcare services has seen their staff work for HSE community units and hospitals on a long term basis. The company has grown its business since 2017 when it started off as a recruitment agency and has evolved to offer staffing solutions to their clients. 

Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation, Kapil Khanna, said the accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.

He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.

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