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  • Cork Better Building Awards 2017 announced

    The winners of the annual Cork Better Building Awards were announced at our awards luncheon in the Imperial Hotel on Friday November 10th. Organised by the Cork Business Association, the buildings were judged on their design, maintenance and presentation, noting signage, pavement litter, planting as well as the impact of the building on the streetscape. […]
  • Hurricane Ophelia: Will bring about Closures, delays and disruption

    Schools and Colleges: The Department of Education has ordered all schools and colleges to close. Buses: Bus Éireann have cancelled all services on Monday from 5am to 2pm. The company said it would review the situation in the morning, and would attempt to provide some level of service in some parts of the country in […]
  • Public able to vote on Cork’s best building

    THE Cork public are being asked to nominate the city’s best-looking buildings for the annual Better Buildings Awards. The awards honour the best-designed and best-kept buildings in Cork City and suburbs. They are organised by the Cork Business Association (CBA) together with Cork City Council and the Evening Echo. Aimed at rewarding staff, managers, property […]
  • Businesses urged to enter for awards

    Cork Airport Overall Winners 2016 Cork Business Association (CBA), which is celebrating 60 years, is calling on members and businesses throughout the city to enter its annual Cork Business of the Year Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at a black tie dinner in Páirc Uí Chaoimh conference centre. In partnership with awards sponsor […]


Cork Business Association is a not for profit organisation that represents the interests of businesses in Cork.

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Grow Your Business

The CBA is there to support businesses of all sizes in Cork in their aspiration for growth. This can be through peer-to-peer networking, business advisory services, or by representing the interests of CBA Members at a strategic level with decision making authorities at a local and National level.

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Keep Up To Date

Joining the CBA is a great way to keep up to date with changes in the competitive and regulatory environment, as well as being an opportunity to learn from peers whose experiences may be of benefit to you and your organization

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Being part of the CBA provides you with great opportunities to promote your business or organization. Apart from the Networking Events which the CBA run, we also produce a quarterly newsletter in both print and digital form which features a different Member each edition in our Member Spotlight section. To apply to be featured in this section, please send us a message by clicking here

Your Voice

One of the key benefits of CBA Membership is providing all member businesses and organisations with a representative body which can liase with key decision makers in Cork, and who can lobby effectively on behalf of members, providing a much stronger voice than an individual organization could generally hope to achieve.

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CBA Networking events take place on a regular basis, in a convivial and accessible environment. These great events range from Breakfast Briefings, to the annual CBA Dinner, to the various Awards Ceremonies such as ‘Cork Business of the Year Awards’, ‘Cork Better Building Awards’, and provide a great opportunity to expand your personal and professional network in the City and beyond.

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