Cork Chamber has tonight awarded the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business Award’ 2018 to Mr. Frank Boland at Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner.
Mr. Boland accepted the award in front of more than 600 leading political and business people this evening in Clayton Hotel Burlington Road.
This is the eight year the award has been presented at the Chamber’s annual Dublin black-tie event. Frank Boland joins a distinguished group of previous recipients including Dan and Linda Kiely of Voxpro; Sean O’Driscoll of Glen Dimplex Group; Darina Allen of Ballymaloe and Brian McCarthy of Fexco.
Bill O’Connell, President of Cork Chamber said of the announcement, “Frank Boland’s contribution to Cork city as both a businessman and as a President and long serving member of Cork Chamber has been wide ranging and significant. From building a successful business of his own, to his active engagement on the boards of key semi-state companies, Frank has had a defining influence on the business and social life in his native city and acted as a formidable advocate for Ireland and for Cork.”
Cork Chamber again partnered with EY for this popular annual event. John Higgins, Managing Partner, EY Cork, commented on the award announcement saying, “I would like to congratulate Frank Boland who is a worthy recipient of this prestigious award. He has made a substantial contribution to Cork’s business and cultural development over the years. Frank has been a fantastic advocate for Cork and pioneered many marketing initiatives that have helped encourage investment and tourism in the City. EY is proud to have partnered with Cork Chamber on the Dublin Dinner for several years. This event is a highlight on the calendar for many Cork people and has helped to strengthen the connections between the Dublin and Cork business communities. The co-operation of Ireland’s two main cities is increasingly important for Ireland’s competitiveness on the global stage.”
Upon receiving the award, Frank Boland said: “I am honoured to receive this award from Cork Chamber and to join a group of recipients who have made such a notable contribution to Irish business over the years. This is not an easy time for Irish business as there are many uncertainties at present. But we are resilient and innovative and well capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead.”