9 December 2017
By Mary Bermingham
The Cork Business Association’s (CBA) has announced the finalists for this year’s ‘Cork Business of the Year Awards’. The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards night on 20th January at the Pairc Ui Chaoimh conference centre.
The awards recognise the outstanding contribution of businesses and individuals working diligently across varied sectors of business in Cork City and its environs.
The finalists are:
- Best New Business in Cork, sponsored by LEO Cork City:
- Republic of Works
- The Health Zone
- Best Cork Family Business, sponsored by Musgrave:
- O’Connor Bros
- The Flying Enterprise
- Herlihys Centra
- Best Cork Hotel, sponsored by Kings Laundry:
- The Montenotte Hotel
- The Kingsley Hotel
- Cork International Hotel
- Best Cork Cafe/Restaurant, sponsored by The English Market
- Nash 19
- Café Velo
- Best Cork VFI Pub, sponsored by Vintners Federation Cork
- The Oliver Plunkett
- The Oyster Tavern
- Best Cork Retail Business, sponsored by Cork City Council
- Azure Jewellery
- Cork Flower Studio
- Keanes Jewellers
- Best Professional Services Business, The Mainport Group
- Cork Convention Bureau
- AM O’Sullivan PR
- Best Tourism Art Event, sponsored by IHF Cork
- Cork International Choral Festival
- Crawford Art Gallery
- Cork City Gaol
The Cork Business Association is celebrating 60 years in business this year, and their Cork Business of the Year Awards are always a highlight for Cork businesses.
Commenting on the finalists, Chief Executive of Cork Business Association Lawrence Owens said, “This year we received a record number of entrants and I would like to congratulate each of our very deserving finalists. To be finalists for these awards is, in itself, a wonderful achievement, and I wish everyone the best of luck on the night. I would also like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors.”
The awards ceremony, which is a favourite event on Cork’s glittering social calendar, will take place at a Black Tie dinner in the exciting new setting of the Pairc Ui Chaoimh conference centre on Saturday 20thJanuary 2018.
Tickets are competitively priced at €110 or €1,000 for a table of 10 (plus booking fee) and are available to purchase through Eventbrite or direct from the CBA office by calling (021) 427 8295. Tickets include a pre-dinner drinks reception, a sumptuous 3-course meal; wine, awards presentations, spot prizes, and stellar live entertainment.
For more information on Cork Business Association and the 2017 Cork Business of the Year Awards including tickets to the awards event see http://corkbusiness.ie/cba-cork-business-of-the-year-awards-2017/ .