“Fifteen years ago, 80% of people said they chose a company or job before a location. Today, 64% choose the city before they choose the company or the job. Quality of life, placemaking, culture and economic resilience are the defining factors ...a successful, progressive, and sustainable Cork is the metric that will define us,” Ms Cogan said.
Over 1,000 people, including leading industry and political figures, celebrated the winners at the dinner, which included Irish Distillers, Work Vivo, AnaBio and Crest Solutions.
Other category winners included WorkVivo which was crowned Cork Emerging Company of the Year 2020 for their internal communication platform which is designed to increase employee engagement.