Another Stellar Year for Cork Company of the Year Awards 2018

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February 03, 2018

Another Stellar Year for Cork Company of the Year Awards 2018
Recognising the Region’s Remarkable Business Success


Boston Scientific announced as Cork Company of the Year 2018
Cork Emerging Company of the Year 2018 is EviView
Cork SME Company of the Year 2018 is Spearline
Cork Large Company of the Year 2018
Cork Corporate of the Year of the Year 2018 is Boston Scentific

Tonight at one of Ireland’s largest corporate events, the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner, Cork’s leading businesses were presented with the prestigious Cork Company of the Year Award, which are considered the hallmark for business excellence. Winners were revealed amongst an audience of over 1,000 people, including leading industry and political figures.The awards run in association with Vodafone Ireland, involve a thorough four month judging process with an experienced mix of business professionals from across the business community.

The overall Cork Company of the Year 2018 winner was awarded to Boston Scientific Cork, manufacturers of a diversified portfolio of medical devices supporting four global Boston Scientific Divisions. The company will celebrate 21 years in Cork next month and has an annual output of 6 million units per year, supports a workforce of 890 employees and is a ‘zero-landfill’ site. 7 patients per minute will be positively impacted by products shipped from Boston Scientific Cork in 2018.

Accepting the award on behalf of Boston Scientific, Sean Gayer VP Operations said: “This is a fantastic recognition for the entire Boston Scientific team at Model Farm Road. It is an honour to be considered in the same light as previous finalists, who have inspired business excellence in our community.”

Other category winners include:

  • Cork Emerging Company of the Year 2018 was awarded to EviView, providers of smart analytics software for lean-focussed pharmaceutical manufacturers.

  • Cork SME Company of the Year 2018 was won by Spearline, providing the world’s only automated monitoring platform which allows enterprise clients to proactively benchmark, monitor and troubleshoot their global telecoms footprint.

  • Cork Large Company of the Year 2018 was won by, who are leading the way for SaaS in Ireland providing a suite of operations to help run the businesses of their 20,000 customers across 183 international companies.

  • Cork Corporate of the Year 2018 and Overall Cork Company of the Year 2018 was won by Boston Scientific, who are transforming lives through innovative medical solutions, which improve the health of patients around the world.

Bill O’Connell President, Cork Chamber, noted the remarkably high standard of entrants and how becoming a finalist in these awards is an achievement in itself given the rigour of the judging process. Mr. O’Connell added that “Cork Company of the Year Awards provide a wonderful platform for businesses in Cork to reflect on their success and the deserving winners will now join the 20 year network of previous respected winners. The legacy, longevity and prestige of these awards are renowned and coveted within the business community. It has been a fantastic journey for all of us on the judging panel over the last few months, getting to meet diverse businesses and hearing more about fascinating companies who are doing great things in Cork; in particular their CSR, diversity and inclusivity programmes. We would like to thank our long standing award partners, Vodafone and our media partners the Irish Examiner, who further amplify these awards.
Leo O’Leary, Director of Sales, ‎Vodafone Ireland commented, “We are delighted once again to be part of the Cork Company of the Year Awards. This event showcases the very best of business talent in Cork each year by celebrating outstanding achievements within the local business community. Cork like the rest of the world is embracing an exciting technological revolution which will be driven by the internet of things, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotics. And it is set to transform this city. Underpinning all of this is gigabit connectivity and Vodafone is working very hard to support businesses all over Cork and the country through our joint venture with SIRO. The future is exciting for Cork city and county and I am excited to watch the city grow and thrive into the future. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of the winners and wish them continued success in the future.”