Here’s the list of finalists for Cork Business of the Year
There was a record number of entries this year.
The finalists of the 2019 Cork Business of the Year Awards were announced today by President of Cork Business Association Philip Gillivan ahead of the President’s Dinner on February 22nd at Cork’s Vienna Woods.
Yay Cork is nominated in the Best in Digital category, joining Cork’s number one radio station Red FM and the city’s official tourism champions Visit Cork.
Nana’s, The Oliver Plunkett and The Franciscan Well are all in the running for Best VFI Pub, while Cork Art Supplies, Sheena’s Boutique and Samui Fashions make up the Best in Retail category.
A number of extra awards will also be presented on the night, including the overall Cork Business of Year and The Champion of Cork award, which was created to praise, honour and recognise a Corkonian who has made a real difference to Cork and its people.
This year’s awards night menu will be created by some of Cork’s finest chefs, who have joined forces to create a culinary feast to showcase the best of local produce.
According to the CBA, the Awards, which are run in partnership with JCD and The Irish Examiner and decided by an independent panel of judges, “recognise the outstanding contribution of businesses and individuals working diligently across varied sectors of business in Cork City and its environs”.
Here is the full list of finalists:
Best in Retail (sponsored by Cork City Council):
Cork Art Supplies
Best Hotel (sponsored by Kings Laundry):
Clayton Cork City
Cork International Hotel
The Maldron South Mall
Best in Arts, Events and Tourism (sponsored by Irish Hotels Federation):
CADA Performing Arts
Nano Nagle Place
Cork International Choral Festival
Best New Business (sponsored by the Local Enterprise Office):
Sisu Aesthetic Clinic
Best Family Business (sponsored by Musgrave):
The Courtyard on Sober Lane
John Daly Opticians
The Herlihy Group
Best in Digital:
Best Restaurant (sponsored by The English Market):
The Cornstore Restaurant
The Spitjack, Rotisserie & Brasserie
Orchids Restaurant in Hayfield Manor
Best Café (sponsored by The English Market):
The Parlour Café
Best VFI Pub (sponsored by the VFI):
The Franciscan Well Bar
The Oliver Plunkett
Best in Professional Business Services (sponsored by Peninsula):
Springboard PR & Marketing
Career Training Internships