And the finalists are………..

We are delighted to announce this years “Cork Business of the Year Awards” finalists.

The overall winners will be announced at our annual gala dinner and awards night on Saturday 20th January at the Páirc Uí Chaoimh conference centre.

Our awards, which are run in partnership with JCD, the Irish Examiner and AIB, recognize the outstanding contribution of businesses and individuals working diligently across varied sectors of business in Cork City and environs.


This year’s finalists are:

Best New Business in Cork, sponsored by LEO Cork City:

  • Republic of Works
  • Cask
  • The Health Zone


Best Cork Family Business, sponsored by Musgrave:

  • O’Connor Bros
  • The Flying Enterprise
  • Herlihy’s Centra


Best Cork Hotel, sponsored by King Laundry:

  • The Montenotte Hotel
  • The Kingsley Hotel
  • Cork International Hotel


Best Cork Café/Restaurant, sponsored by The English Market:

  • Nash 19
  • Idaho
  • Café Velo


Best Cork VFI Pub, sponsored by Vintners Federation Cork:

  • The Oliver Plunkett
  • Cask
  • The Oyster Tavern


Best Cork Retail Business, sponsored by Cork City Council:

  • Azure Jewellery
  • Cork Flower Studio
  • Keanes Jewellers


Best Professional Services Business, sponsored by The Mainport Group:

  • Investec
  • Cork Convention Bureau
  • AM O’Sullivan PR


Best Tourism Art Event, sponsored by IHF:

  • Cork International Choral Festival
  • Crawford Art Gallery
  • Cork City Gaol


As we celebrate 60 years in business this year we would be delighted for you to join us on the awards night, 20th January, for what is guaranteed to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Commenting on the finalists, our Chief Executive Officer, Lawrence Owens, said: “This year we received a record number of entrants and I would like to congratulate each of our very deserving finalists.”


Book your tickets for the CBA Annual Gala Dinner and Awards here.