THE CATEGORIES ARE ANNOUNCED……..

Business Cork is delighted to announce the award categories for The Rémy Martin Cork Business Awards 2022 which will take place on Saturday November 26th 2022 at The Convention Centre of the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs. RTE’s Miriam O’ Callaghan will be the Compere for an outstanding night of honouring and celebration of the very best of what Cork offers our local, national and global markets. Nominations open on Friday July 1st 2022 and anyone can nominate for as many categories as they wish and self nominations are accepted. The Judging Panel of 2022 will assess all nominations and announced categories and a final list of nominees and categories will be approved by the Judges. Nominations can be made by email up to September 1st 2022 to Mary Jane O’ Regan at maryjane.oregan@businesscork.ie

PEOPLE

The Cork Business Duo of 2022

The Cork Business Person of 2022

The Cork Business Ambassador of 2022

The Cork Customer Service Person of 2022

The Cork Employee of the 2022

The Cork Entrepreneur of 2022

The Cork Communications Specialist of 2022

The Ones to Watch 2022

The Cork Team of 2022

The Cork HR Team of 2022

The Cork Company Chairperson of 2022

The Cork Mentor of 2022

COMPANIES

The Cork Home Business of 2022

The Cork Small Business of 2022

The Cork Small & Medium Business of 2022

The Cork Large Company of 2022

The Cork Business Services Company of 2022

The Cork Technology Company of 2022

The Cork Auctioneer of 2022

The Cork Construction Company of 2022

The Cork Financial Services Business of 2022

The Cork Wealth Management Company of 2022

CUSTOMER FOCUSED BUSINESSES

The Cork Health & Fitness Business of 2022

The Cork Clinic of 2022

The Cork Retail Company of 2022

The Cork Hairdresser of 2022

The Cork E-Commerce Award 2022

The Cork Credit Union of 2022

The Cork Coffee Brand of 2022

The Cork Motoring Services Business of 2022

The Cork Tyre Centre of 2022

HOSPITALITY

The Cork Café of 2022

The Cork Hotel of 2022

The Cork Corporate Hotel of 2022

The Cork Wedding Hotel of 2022

The Cork Family Hotel of 2022

The Cork Foodie Hotspot 2022

The Cork Bar of 2022

The Cork Market Stall of 2022

The Cork Food Brand of 2022

MEDIA & MARKETING

The Cork Social Media Campaign of 2022

The Cork Marketing Campaign of 2022

The Cork App of 2022

The Cork Communications Company of 2022

The Cork Radio Star of 2022

The Cork Print Media Star of 2022

The Cork Social Media Star of 2022

The Cork Business Influencer of 2022

SPECIAL AWARDS

The Cork Community Project of 2022

The Cork New Business of 2022

The Cork Business Transformation Award of 2022

The Outstanding Support During Covid-19 Award 2022

The Cork Event of 2022

The Cork Anniversary Award 2022

The Cork Family Business of 2022

The Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

The Judges Special Merit Award 2022

Here are five reasons why simply entering an awards programme could be good for your business.

 

 

Free marketing

Business awards can be an overlooked tool in your marketing plan, for a variety of reasons but did you know just being nominated can improve brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. By their own nature, awards come with lots of public publicity. There will be very many occasions for you or your business to be showcased in the media.

Some ideas to maximise PR exposure with awards are: 

Update your marketing materials with the award or nominee logo including website, social media, literature, email signatures and sales material.

Send your customers a text or newsletter sharing the good news. 

Place some nominee or award certificates in the reception of your business 

Get your team to make some noise about it to your clients. 

Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. It’s fantastic to be recognised so it’s important to make sure that people know what your business has achieved. You will be able to meet new people who might end up being part of your business ecosystem.Attending a Cork Business award can open doors to getting some well deserved recognition and superb networking on the night.

 

 

Levelling Up  

Partaking in the Cork Business Awards can often force you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors. You’ll need to make sure that you are the best in the business whether that’s through innovation, diversity, growth, customer service, investment in people and strategic thinking. This will help you think about ways you could be doing things better and identify areas for improvement. 

Increased credibility

A business award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business.  We all look at reviews before we decide to buy. A win can give a seal of approval to you and is a sign of quality for potential customers, so it can form part of your sales pitch. It can also help with relationships with suppliers. It’s a great way of setting your company apart from competitors. At the end of the day, aren’t all companies—whether on the buy-side or sell-side—seeking leadership in their industry? Overall we get incredible feedback from Businesses that partake. 

 

 

Employee motivation

Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your employees so winning one can help boost staff morale and improve motivation. Employees are focused on what’s great about the company they work for and can feel proud to be a part of it. Appreciating your employees is a powerful thing. It shows that your business cares and you are interested in the welfare of your team.Staff could be invited to the awards ceremony too which can yield networking opportunities as well as being a great night out. We have numerous team categories. 

 

 

Attract the best talent

Business awards corroborate your hiring stature among new recruits. By pitching yourself as the #BESTINCORK  you can attract the people you need to drive your business forward. Increased employee morale will also help attract and retain new recruits. People love to be part of an award winning team. 

Interested in celebrating your company’s achievements? Nominate your team, or your individual hero, by emailing Michael.Mulcahy@businesscork.ie