Cork Company of the Year Awards 2023

Announcing the finalists in the large category of the Cork Chamber Cork Company of the Year Awards in association with Vodafone Ireland and media partner the Irish Examiner. Congratulations to Amarenco, Grant Thornton and Spearline. Watch the videos of each below and read their profiles via the Irish Examiner online <HERE>


The winners of all categories will be announced on Friday 3rd February at the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner.

Large Category Finalists



Developer and operator of solar PV and battery storage technologies, now operating in 14 countries, Amarenco has experienced exponential growth in recent years.

Amarenco - finalist, Cork Company of the Year Awards 2023

Grant Thornton


A professional services firm based on 5 key services, Grant Thornton deploys teams to clients. Grant Thornton Cork has experienced recent growth and is poised for further expansion.

Grant Thornton - finalist, Cork Company of the Year Awards 2023



Spearline equips large organisations with technology and solutions to stay connected with customers and employees, as well as providing telecommunications quality assurance products that allow clients to provide an excellent customer experience.

Spearline - finalist, Cork Company of the Year Awards 2023


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Workplace Change: Practice and Skills - Micro Credentials
Member Price €800

Wed 8 Feb | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Blended


Framed in the discipline of positive psychology, the core knowledge and skills developed on this micro credential programme are critical to empower organisations and their people through a positive change process, thus enabling business to become more agile and responsive to a changing world of workplace practice.

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MS Excel Intermediate
Member Price: €150

Wed 8 Feb | 11.30am-1pm | 5 sessions | Online 


Suitable for those who are currently using MS Excel regularly but may not have attended formal training recently or may never have attended the training. This online course is for those with a busy schedule and is adaptable to the challenges of every lifestyle.

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Certificate in Training Delivery & Evaluation (New Train the Trainer) – QQI Level 6
Member Price €650

Tues 21 Feb | 9.30am-4pm | 5 sessions | Online


The purpose of this Certificate in Training Delivery & Evaluation Programme (Train the Trainer)  is to provide you with the tools and techniques to effectively deliver, assess and evaluate your training programmes. You will gain practical experience and recognised certification as a trainer. 

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Cork Airport Survey

New York is by far the most in-demand new direct destination from Cork Airport, according to a new survey we conducted among our members.

The survey asked businesses about their current travel patterns and future route preferences.

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National Risk Assessment 2023 Consultation
Open until February 17

The Department of the Taoiseach is currently accepting submissions in relation to Ireland's National Risk Assessment. On behalf of our members, Cork Chamber will be making a submission and we encourage you to share your views by getting in touch with us <HERE> or making a submission directly. 

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Simply Blue Group - Emerald Project Consultation
Open until March 16th

Simply Blue Group has launched a public consultation for an Emerald Offshore Wind Project, located south of the Old Head of Kinsale. Cork Chamber will be making a submission, and urge our members to share their views with us.

You can view the virtual exhibition <HERE> or attend one of the in-person public consultation days:

> Tues 31 Jan, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh from 2-8pm

> Thurs 02 Feb, Aghada Community Hall, from 2-8pm

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New traffic arrangements - Coburg St closure

In order to facilitate the ongoing construction works on the upgrading of the public realm in Coburg Street, Bridge St and MacCurtain St areas, new traffic arrangements will be introduced in the coming weeks. Coburg St will close to through-traffic from Tuesday 31st January. This phase of the scheme will deliver upgraded footpaths, new bus stops and shelters, improved public lighting, road resurfacing, lining and other public realm improvements in Coburg Street , Bridge Street and MacCurtain Street. 

A video showing detail of the diversion is available <HERE>.

Annual Dinner 2023 (waiting list only)
Fri 3 Feb | 6pm-11pm | Cork City Hall

Proudly Sponsored by AIB


Cork Chamber Annual Dinner is the region’s largest flagship event of the year, bringing together business leaders, political decision makers and influencers for this black tie corporate event. 


We are delighted to announce our guest of honour, Brian O’Sullivan, native of Castlelyons in Cork and founder and owner of Zeus, one of the largest privately owned packaging companies in Europe. 

Please add ticket requests to the waiting list.

Waiting List here
Business Breakfast with Marguerite Sayers, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ESB
Fri 24h Feb | 7.30am-9am | Clayton Hotel Cork City

In association with RDJ

Media Partner Irish Examiner


With energy and the energy sector in the spotlight like never before, Marguerite Sayers will discuss the forces shaping the future of the energy sector in Ireland and abroad, the transformation, challenges, and opportunities that renewables and decarbonisation will bring, and how ESB’s strategy is designed to meet these challenges in a time of unprecedented change.

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Opportunity for Irish distributor
Seeking distributor of spare parts for household appliances and DIY products

An Italian company selling spare parts for goods such as ovens, cookers, washing machines, dryers, as well as DIY products such as synthetic turf and agricultural plastic, are looking for Irish distributors. This company is looking for distributors in the household appliance and DIY sector.

If you would like to learn more about this unique opportunity, please contact

2023 Cork Twinning Grant

Cork City Council is inviting applications from interested organisations for projects and activities which will strengthen Cork’s relations with its international twinned cities. Cork city is currently twinned with Cologne, Coventry, Rennes, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Swansea. Applications must be submitted online <HERE>.


The closing date for submission of application forms is no later than 5pm,Friday 10th February, 2023.

Honorary Prosperity Consul for the South West of Ireland

The British Embassy in Ireland is seeking to appoint an Honorary Prosperity Consul in the South West of Ireland to encourage greater business, research, civic and cultural connections between the South West of Ireland and UK regions. This is a voluntary, part-time role, which involves working with the British Ambassador and Embassy.

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