THE RÉMY MARTIN CORK BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

Resilience & Resurgence

There is no doubt that our world has changed since our last awards in 2019. Our attitude to things has changed, our approach to things has changed and our way of doing things has changed. However, one thing that never changes in Cork is our ability to come back from something like what we have just experienced and this is why our theme for The Rémy Martin Cork Business Awards 2021 is ‘Resilience & Resurgence’. This is what best describes Cork businesses and Cork business people and most especially what describes the incredible people that are part of all of our businesses. This year our awards on Saturday November 26th 2021 in The Convention Centre of The Clayton Hotel Silver Springs are about

celebrating Cork, Cork businesses, Cork employees and Cork business people for their Resilience & Resurgence.

 

2021 AWARD CATEGORIES

The following award categories are being considered and the final list of categories will be announced in October by the judging panel.


The Cork Customer Service Person of the Year 2021
To recognise outstanding contribution in customer service from a person involved in any type of business in Cork

The Cork Employee of the Year 2021
The Employee of the Year Award was created to focus attention on the important contributions employees make to their employers, fellow co-workers, customers and the culture of the organisation in Cork

The Cork Community Project of the Year 2021
To recognise a community project in Cork that has made a difference and a contribution to the locality and its people

The Cork New Business of the Year Award 2021
To recognise a new business that has come to Cork in the past two years and established itself in our community

The Cork  Retail Award 2021
To recognise the very best operators in retail in Cork and ensure that your team strives to be at the top of their game

The Cork Business Training & Development Award 2021
To recognise a Cork training provider who has demonstrated leading practices in the delivery of high quality training

The Cork Social Media Award 2021
To recognise a business which excelled in harnessing the latest business thinking to keep them at the cutting edge

The Cork E-Commerce Award 2021
To recognise a business that has demonstrated excellence in its e-commerce abilities and shown that the value of e-commerce to a business should not be overlooked

The Cork Business Ambassador of 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements and ambition of one highly successful business individual. The pride and passion this Ambassador has for Cork will inspire success and will enhance Cork as a first-class destination to do business in

The Cork Business Person of the Year of 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements of one business person who has demonstrated exceptional ability in their business and proven that their desire to succeed is of great benefit to their business and the community

The Cork Small Business of the Year 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements of a small businesses in our community

The Cork SME Company of the Year 2021
To recognise a business across all sectors of the small and medium sized indigenous and multi-national organisations (up to 50 employees) that have demonstrated significant achievement and success over the past year

The Cork Large Company of the Year 2021
To recognise a business across all sectors (50 + employees) both indigenous and multinational that have demonstrated significant achievements and success over the past year

The Cork Communications Company of the Year 2021
To recognise a business in Cork that is an expert in communications and in connecting its message on behalf of its clients with the public

The Cork Law Firm of the Year 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements of a Law firm in Cork

The Cork Accountancy Firm of the Year 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements of an Accountancy firm in Cork

The Cork Auctioneer of the Year 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements of an Estate Agency in Cork

The Cork Construction Company of the Year 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements of a Construction Company in Cork

The Cork Credit Union of the Year 2021
To recognise a Credit Union in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Motor Dealer of the Year 2021
To recognise a Motor Dealer in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Financial Services Firm of the Year 2021
To recognise a Financial Services Firm in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Bank of the Year 2021
To recognise a Bank in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Bank Branch of the Year 2021
To recognise a Bank Branch in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Health & Fitness Business of the Year 2021
To recognise a Health & Fitness Business in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Fire Safety Company of the Year 2021
To recognise a Fire Safety company in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Audiology Business of the Year 2021
To recognise an Audiology Business in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Cafe of the Year 2021
To recognise a Cafe in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Tyre Centre of the Year 2021
To recognise a Tyre Centre in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Hotel of the Year 2021
To recognise an Hotel in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Wedding Hotel of the Year 2021
To recognise an Hotel in Cork County that has set itself apart from others for weddings

The Cork Restaurant of the Year 2021
To recognise a Restaurant in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Takeaway of the Year 2021
To recognise a Takeaway Restaurant in Cork that has set itself apart from others

The Cork Business Woman of the Year 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements of one business woman in Cork who has demonstrated exceptional ability in her business and proven that her desire to succeed is of great benefit to their business and the community

The Cork Business Duo of the Year 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements of one business duo in Cork who has demonstrated exceptional ability in their business and proven that their desire to succeed is of great benefit to their business and the community

The Cork Family Business of the Year 2021

To recognise outstanding achievement in a family business that makes an exceptional contribution to Cork, its economy and the community that it is based in

The Cork Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2021
To recognise the outstanding achievements of one young business person in Cork who has demonstrated exceptional ability in their business and proven that their desire to succeed is of great benefit to their business and the community

The Little Island Business Association Business of 2021

To recognise a business that is in the area of Little Island Business Association that is progressive and makes a special contribution to the area

The Cork Docklands Business Association Business of 2021

To recognise a business that is in the area of Cork Docklands Business Association that is progressive and makes a special contribution to the area

The Cork Northside Business Association Business of 2021

To recognise a business that is in the area of Cork Northside Business Association that is progressive and makes a special contribution to the area

The Cork Southside Business Association Business of 2021

To recognise a business that is in the area of Cork Southside Business Association that is progressive and makes a special contribution to the area

The Ringaskiddy Business Association Business of 2021

To recognise a business that is in the area of Ringaskiddy Business Association that is progressive and makes a special contribution to the area

The East Cork Business Association Business of 2021

To recognise a business that is in the area of East Cork Business Association that is progressive and makes a special contribution to the area

The North Cork Business Association Business of 2021

To recognise a business that is in the area of North Cork Business Association that is progressive and makes a special contribution to the area

The West Cork Business Association Business of 2021

To recognise a business that is in the area of West Cork Business Association that is progressive and makes a special contribution to the area

The Cork Board Champion 2021

A public or private company director who uses their position on a board to help

drive philanthropy, employee volunteerism and a personal commitment to giving back to the Cork

community

The Cork Marketer of 2021

An individual who developed a comprehensive marketing campaign that

created the most impactful awareness and engagement and helped to drive their business.

Corporate Citizen of the Year – An employee who exemplifies their organisation’s commitment to

community engagement.

The Rising Star 2021

An individual under age 35 who has already made a measurable impact in their

organization’s mission and programs to give back to the Cork community.

The Social Entrepreneur 2021

A founder or co-founder of a for-profit company that created the most

impactful and innovative approach to create positive change in 2021.

The Education Award 2021

This distinction honours an outstanding program, initiative, or institution in higher

learning.

The Hospitality Award 2021

This accolade recognises a company that consistently demonstrates a gracious

spirit to our visitors and has shown an ability to showcase their business online during Covid

The International Award 2021

This honour spotlights a best-in-class organisation that is a leader of global

commerce advancing relations between Cork and other nations, while creating jobs for the Cork

region

The Best Pandemic Pivot 2021

This business will have changed exponentially during lockdown.

The Most creative Online Presence During Lockdown 2021

This team or business will have kept us informed and entertained during lockdown. They will have used video and lives to enthral and engage.

The Best New Website 2021

This business will have created a new website during the pandemic and shown

exceptional skill in pivoting and moving online having had no website previously.

The Most Innovative Crew 2021

The team that came together to respond in the most positive way to the pandemic for

their business. This could be a marketing campaign , a change up in procedure or a

complete overhaul.

The Judges Special Merit Award 2021
This award is made by the Judges to recognise a person, business or organisation that they feel has made an outstanding contribution to Cork or Ireland (announced on the night)

The Judges Cork Philanthropy Award 2021
This award is made by the Judges to recognise a person, business or organisation that they feel has made an outstanding Philanthropic contribution to Cork (announced on the night)

NOMINATION BENEFITS

There are many internal and external benefits of such recognition. Here are just a few:

* Being selected for these awards sends a message of success to employees and prospective employees and gives a company the chance to recognise workers for their contribution to the success of the business.

* Honourees will be profiled in our online edition.

* Recognition at this event can set a business apart from its competitors and make the business more visible in the community and to potential partners.

* A nomination is a great way for service providers to show their clients that they think they are

special and worthy of broad, public recognition.

The awards event will be a wonderful opportunity to build contacts, meet and network with other

nominees, service providers and community business leaders.

 

HOW TO NOMINATE

Any person or business can nominate for any award and for as many categories as they feel are relevant to them. Self nominations are also acceptable. Nominations are by email to Michael Mulcahy at michael.mulcahy@businesscork.ie and are open from August 4th 2021 to October 4th 2021

When making your nomination, please set out clearly the following –

* Who you are nominating

* Why you are nominating them

* What category(s) you are nominating them for