Dunshaughlin based Gerard Chimbganda of GoodPeople has been named All-Star Irish-African Business Person Of The Year 2022.
Gerard is the Managing Director of GoodPeople, a leading employer in the healthcare sector in Ireland.
The company began as a recruitment agency but has evolved to offer staffing solutions for HSE community units and hospitals.
Gerard is an experienced strategy and innovation specialist, with demonstrated success in retail, IT start-up, web and cloud industries.
He has been recognised by the All-Ireland Business Foundation for his impact on the healthcare sector and for his conduct in the areas of trust, performance and customer-centricity.
Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria.
The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.
Reacting to the announcement, GoodPeople MD Gerard Chimbganda said: “I am so delighted to be recognised and to receive this award on behalf of my business partners and team. Special thanks to our clients who gave us and opportunity to prove that we are GoodPeople and to all our staff who throughout the pandemic continue to be an ever present help wherever they are needed. I would like to also thank my family who have embraced the GoodPeople project as part of their lives. Glory to God almighty who gives us the power to make Goid things come to pass.”
Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Gerard Chimbganda of GoodPeople has achieved All-Star Irish-African Business Person Of The Year 2022 Accreditation. The accreditation comes in recognition of Gerard’s impact on the healthcare sector and for his conduct in the areas of trust, performance and customer-centricity. Gerard Chimbganda is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence.”
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.