The Ireland Active Conference is held in conjunction with the National Quality Standard Awards, with the conference taking place during the day and the awards in the evening. The awards, which took place last year at the Johnstown Estate on the 8th November 2019, awarded 98 facilities with their award at the gala dinner with entertainment. The awards also include overall winners in various categories. It is always a great night of celebration of the hard work that takes place all year.
The National Quality Standard Award, 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.