2015 Press Releases

UCC named Business of the Year

29 Jan 2015
Pictured: James O'Sullivan, Chairman of the CBA Awards, ‌Rónán Ó Dubhghaill, Vice President for External Relations UCC, Prof Ciaran Murphy, UCC, Irish Examiner CEO Tom Murphy, Claire Nash, President CBA, MC Paschal Sheehy of RTÉ, Owen O'Callaghan, Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence and Lord Mayor of Cork City Cllr Mary Shields (image courtesy of CBA)

UCC has been named Cork Business of the Year in the large business category at the annual Cork Business Association (CBA) Awards in recognition of its contribution to the city and region.

Mick Murphy's Menswear won the small to medium size category, with the event MC’d by RTÉ’s Paschal Sheehy, attracting business owners, managers, retailers and the hospitality trade as well as business influencers from across the region.

Fota Collection, Gresham Metropole and Top Shop were in the final shortlist in the large business category. Jacques, Cornstore and Phelan’s Pharmacy made the final shortlist for the small to medium size category.  

President of UCC, Dr Michael Murphy congratulated all the individuals and businesses involved, remarking:

"We are honoured to win this award which is especially significant as we commemorate George Boole’s bicentenary and the impact he continues to make on the world, a story in which the role of UCC, Cork and Ireland is considerable. I'd like to extend a special thanks to the people and organisations that support us locally, nationally and internationally. This award will serve as further motivation for the University community to continue to work diligently towards furthering the economic success of the region and nation."

The awards were sponsored by O'Callaghan Properties, The Irish Examiner and the Clarion Hotel Cork.

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