From left: Cork Business Association President Sean Murphy, English Market Traders Committee Chairman Tom Durcan accepting the award, Noreen Murphy of Heineken, and James O'Sullivan, awards committee chair. (picture provided courtesy of the Irish Examiner)
The English Market wins Cork Business Association Award
6th July 2011
The English Market has won the second-quarter Cork Business Association Heineken Award for the outstanding coverage it received during Queen Elizabeth II's visit. The market won the large enterprise award, with the winners announced by the CBA last night at a ceremony held in Heineken Ireland.
"This is truly a tremendous honour for both the niche traders of The English Market and Cork City Council, coming as it does so soon after the most wonderfully successful visit of Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, May 20," CBA president Sean Murphy said. He said while the city had been modernised significantly during the past decade, acquiring a whole new shopping precinct at Opera Lane and a complete transformation of St Patrick’s Street, Oliver Plunkett Street and Grand Parade, The English Market continued to do what it did best and had done for some 223 years. "That, of course, is serving a city and making available an abundance of fresh, wholesome and healthy food to generations of loyal customers," Mr Murphy said. (the Irish Examiner, 6th July 2011)
Queen Elizabeth II meets Pat O'Connell, of Kay O'Connell Ltd - photograph copyright Maxwells Photography