The Cork­man is de­lighted to doc­u­ment lo­cal en­ter­prise grow­ing and thriv­ing

The Corkman - - OPINION -

RICH in his­tory, cul­ture and sport, Duhal­low and its peo­ple have al­ways prided them­selves with also be­ing as­tute in busi­ness also. The Duhal­low Busi­ness Awards aims to high­light and cel­e­brate the di­verse and vi­brant busi­ness life of the re­gion.

And as the lead­ing lo­cal news­pa­per in the re­gion, The Cork­man was keen to once again be in­volved.

“Each week we see busi­nesses through­out Duhal­low meet the chal­lenges which our eco­nomic cli­mate presents. What we see is adapt­abil­ity, in­no­va­tion and growth with a ‘sur­vive and thrive’ at­ti­tude,” said John Fe­er­ick, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of The Cork­man.

He pointed out that, since th­ese awards were ini­ti­ated in 2013, each year has brought for­ward many truly in­spir­ing ac­counts of lo­cal busi­nesses op­er­at­ing in in­creas­ingly di­verse fields, and in­creas­ingly broader fields of op­er­a­tion. To­day, many lo­cal Duhal­low busi­nesses are reach­ing out to the world.

“This is a great op­por­tu­nity for busi­nesses in the Duhal­low re­gion to show­case their com­pa­nies and prod­ucts, and we are de­lighted to be in­volved in an ini­tia­tive which is pro­mot­ing all that is good in busi­ness in the Duhal­low re­gion,” said Mr Fe­er­ick.

Win­ning a busi­ness award, said John, is one of the most pow­er­ful and cost-ef­fec­tive mar­ket­ing tools which helps any busi­ness stand out from the crowd. An award sends a pos­i­tive mes­sage to ex­ist­ing cus­tomers and duly at­tracts new cus­tomers into the fold.

John said it was para­mount that com­pa­nies, no mat­ter what size must al­ways have and har­bour its en­trepreneurial spirit and not let it wane.

“Ex­pe­ri­ence has shown that an award gives mas­sive cre­dence to your busi­ness, and we want to help en­sure that the ex­cel­lent busi­nesses in Duhal­low are recog­nised. The cal­i­bre of busi­nesses in Duhal­low and im­por­tantly the drive by its own­ers and staff to work to­gether must also be recog­nised,” he said.

“By recog­nis­ing and laud­ing those who have achieved so much, we also hope to in­spire oth­ers to reach the same heights.”

Siob­hán Mur­phy, Ad­ver­tis­ing and Mar­ket­ing Man­ager with The Cork­man, says The Duhal­low Busi­ness Awards are im­por­tant they ex­press the per­sonal sto­ries be­hind the suc­cess, com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion of in­di­vid­u­als who work so hard at their busi­nesses.

“While th­ese awards can never truly re­flect the depth of en­ergy and re­solve re­quired to run a busi­ness, I would like to think they at least go some way to­wards ac­knowl­edg­ing and ap­pre­ci­at­ing the hard work in­volved,” said Siob­hán.

“At the out­set of this com­pe­ti­tion, the cri­te­ria re­quired each busi­ness to put pen to pa­per and re­veal what it was that set their busi­ness apart. I have to say both the re­sponse and re­sults has been noth­ing short of phe­nom­e­nal and they are a pos­i­tive in­di­ca­tor of eco­nomic suc­cess in Duhal­low,” she added.

Siob­han Mur­phy, Ad­ver­tis­ing and Mar­ket­ing Man­ager of The Cork­man.

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