8th February 2015
By Tom O’Sullivan
Cork Chamber, in association with Vodafone, today announced SolarWinds as
the Cork Company of the Year. Other category winners include: Emerging
Cork Company was awarded to Technically Write IT, providing technical
writing, editing, and fully managed documentation solutions to leading
The Cork SME Company Award was won by Xanadu Consulting is a global online
gaming technology and services provider.
The Large Company Award was also won by SolarWinds giving IT Pros the power
to manage IT performance.
Winner of the Special Award category Cork Retail Company of the Year is
Vibes and Scribes as independent Cork retailer offering books, crafting and
wedding supplies, fabrics and wool.
Speaking at the announcement of the winners, President Gillian Keating
noted ‘The Cork Company of the Year Awards recognise the achievements of
companies operating at the top of their game across the four categories.
Year after year, the entry levels get stronger and, in tandem with our
partner Vodafone, and the committed panel of judges we work to find the
most innovative companies who deliver products and services that drive
growth and create jobs regionally, nationally and internationally. Our
finalists and winners are passionate, knowledgeable and driven to succeed
and enhance the reputation of the region across the globe’.
Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland, sponsors of the Awards, commented
“Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland, sponsors of the Awards, commented
“Every year I look forward to coming home for the Annual Dinner and I am
delighted to again present the Cork Company of the Year Awards. This year
more than ever, the calibre of participants is truly impressive and this
event highlights the business talent we have in Cork.”
Accepting the award on behalf of SolarWinds, David Owens, SVP Finance &
Operations, International added “The SolarWinds Cork team is so honored by
the Chamber’s recognition, it means a great deal to us. The award reflects
the tremendous effort and commitment of all of our employees and signifies
a major milestone in our ongoing, long-term investment in Cork and the Cork
community. We look forward to many more years building our company’s
footprint here and continuing this relationship with the Chamber.”