Chairman of the Judging Panel, John Minihan’s speech from The Rémy Martin Cork Business Awards 2018

Distinguished guests, as Chairman of the Judging Panel of The Cork Business Awards 2018, I would like to welcome you here this evening as we celebrate together the vital role the Cork business community play in the economic, social and cultural life of our city. I was honoured when asked to take on this role…

Cork Airport welcomes additional Summer flights with Ryanair

Cork Airport, Ireland’s second busiest and best connected international airport, welcomes the news that Ryanair has added over 330 additional return flights to France, Italy and Spain for its Summer 2019 season. The airline’s new service to Naples, Italy for Summer 2019 will also launch a month early due to demand. Over 54,000 extra seats will be added to…

Teamwork has made Mackin Consultancy the award-winning SME it is today

Mackin Consultancy is one of the premier integrated management solutions companies in Ireland, always focused on helping businesses of all sizes, from all sectors, achieve certification in quality, health and safety, or environmental standards within their particular area of expertise. This firm, who has already expanded into the USA and has plans to do so…

Townhouse Interiors and Café Townhouse are jewels in the crown of North Cork

Townhouse Interiors is a one–stop shop for beautiful and unique interiors, soft furnishings and expert advice on style and design practicality. Café Townhouse is a relaxing and welcoming casual dining venue, whose team is eager to tease your taste buds with their wholesome food. Together these businesses make a powerhouse like no other in North Cork. And so, it is of no…

Cork-based INFANT Centre research leads to breakthrough treatment for peanut allergy

Photo: Diane Cusack The world’s largest peanut allergy treatment trial, involving more than 30 Irish children, has found that a new oral treatment can successfully reduce sensitivity to peanuts, and offers a real lifeline to those affected by the most common food allergy and the single cause of most food allergy deaths. Through his work as Principal Investigator at the INFANT Centre, Professor of Paediatrics and…

The Importance of a SWOT Analysis when Business Planning

  People often ask me, what is the difference between a strategic plan and a business plan. Briefly, a strategic plan sets the strategic direction of a company; it will contain information about mission, vision and long-term direction. The business plan focuses primarily on forecasts and profitability, as well as focusing on the market, customers…