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ABOUT

The finalists in each of the 10 awards categories for the inaugural East Cork Business & Tourism Awards have been announced. 

The Awards, which are being run by Cork County Council in association with AIB and the East Cork Journal, received over 100 entries across ten categories, with 66 different businesses and organisations taking part.  

The panel of six judges had a tough task due to the high standard of entries and shortlisted three finalists for each category, rising to four in some where the standard of entries was simply too high to choose.  

The finalists pitched their businesses to the judges at the ‘Pitch Night’ which was held at AIB Midleton on Wednesday 23rd October, which was a great evening, with some very inspiring presentations.  Following this, the judges had the unenviable task of choosing just 1 winner for each category and an overall East Cork Business of the Year and these and these will be announced at a special Gala Awards Dinner at the Garryvoe Hotel on Saturday 23rd November, with TV presenter Síle Seoige as guest MC. The evening kicks off with a drinks reception followed by a four-course meal and the awards presentations will include an overall East Cork Business of the Year award and an Outstanding East Cork Business Ambassador award.  

All finalists and category sponsors will receive two complimentary tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner and there is an opportunity to buy additional tickets for staff.  Please note there are limited additional tickets available.  To book tickets contact Louise Wilson at the East Cork Journal on 021 – 463 8000 as soon as possible.

The winner of the East Cork Business of the Year will then go up against equivalent winners from West Cork and North Cork for the coveted title of overall Cork County Business of the Year. This will take place at a glamorous luncheon in Cork City in January.

All category finalists will be profiled in a special awards supplement which will be published in the East Cork Journal on Thursday 14th November. 


THE JUDGES

We’re delighted to announce our 2019 judges

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ROSE CARROLL

Head of Tourism

Cork County Councill

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DEIRDRE O’MAHONY

Senior Enterprise Development Officer

Cork County Council

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Louise Wilson

Editor,

The East Cork Journal

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JOHN O’DOHERTY

Head of AIB

Cork

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Sandra Murphy

Group Event Creation & Production Manager,

Trigon Hotels

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Sile Walsh

Owner

silewalsh.com - Coaching, Psychology & Organisational Consultancy


Check out the video below from the inaugural West Cork Business and Tourism Awards to get a taste of what to expect


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AWARDS CATEGORY SPONSORS

Thank you to each of our category sponsors for supporting the 'East Cork Business & Tourism Awards 2019'


east Cork Finalists announced

Best Customer Service

Sponsored by Wiser Bins

Garryvoe Hotel

Denbar Jewellers

Castlemartyr Resort 

Best Marketing Initiative

Sponsored by Declan Woulfe Construction

Leahy’s Open Farm

Colbert & Co

Regal Cinema

Best New Business

Sponsored by Jameson Distillery

SocialBee

The Trawl Door

Stoke 

Best Not for Profit Organisation

Sponsored by  Midleton Credit Union 

Youghal Tidy Towns

Ard na Mara Respite Service

Youghal 4 All

Best Use of Digital

Sponsored by CEAA Engineers and Architects

Hunted Hog

CF Lennox

Amare Wig

Best SME

Sponsored by AIB

Garryvoe Hotel

Perks Entertainment Centre

CF Lennox

Most Innovative/Unique Business

Sponsored by the East Cork Journal

Joe’s Farm Crisps

Arona Natural Fragrance

Best East Cork Festival

Sponsored by the East Cork Journal

Cork Harbour Festival

Queen of the Sea

Youghaloween Spooktacular

Best Tourism Experience

Sponsored by Midleton Healthy Hub 

Leahy’s Open Farm

Town of Cobh

Castlemartyr Resort

East Cork Young Business Person of the Year

Sponsored by the Garryvoe Hotel

Irene Heredia - PQR Ireland Ltd, T/A Generation Education

Gina Mackey - Flawless Beauty

Sandrea Panzavecchia - Bright Smiles Teeth Whitening Clinic


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