Lord Mayor is seeking Cork's best family businesses

Lord Mayor is seeking Cork's best family businesses

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The Lord Mayor is calling for nominations for the second round of the Lord Mayor’s Family Business Award.

Cork's First Citizen, Cllr Des Cahill wants to acknowledge the contribution that family businesses have made and continue to make to Cork City during his term in office. 

The winners in round one in January were: TW Murray (Retail), Ideal Pet Shop (Retail), Crowley’s Opticians (Professional) and Cronin’s Coaches (Trade).

In this round of the awards, the Lord Mayor will present a new award for Multi-Generational Family Businesses based in Cork City. 

"Many of these 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation businesses have had to demonstrate real strength and resolve in growing, developing and diversifying through sometimes very difficult economic environments," the Lord Mayor said.

"They have demonstrated their loyalty for and to the communities they serve."

Nominations should be made on the official application form which can be downloaded from Cork City Councils website http://www.corkcity.ie and should be submitted in hard copy to the Office of the Lord Mayor, Cork City Council, City Hall by 5pm on Friday, May 19.

All awardees will receive access to a mentoring and training package delivered by the Local Enterprise Office.

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