The Corkman is delighted to document local enterprise growing and thriving
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.