PepsiCo's Winning Formula - Crowned Cork Company of the Year 2024

-PepsiCo Cork Marks 50 Glorious Years with Prestigious Award Win-

Cork Chamber, the voice of business in Cork, is pleased to announce PepsiCo as the recipient of the prestigious Cork Company of the Year Award 2024. This esteemed accolade recognises the outstanding contributions to the region’s business community and celebrates the excellence and innovation demonstrated by PepsiCo.

The award was announced along with individual category winners at the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner which brought together political and industry leaders, dignitaries, and key stakeholders;

Riley for Emerging Cork Company of the Year 2024
Barry & Fitzwilliam for SME Cork Company of the Year 2024
West Cork Distillers for Large Cork Company of the Year 2024
PepsiCo for International (& Overall) Cork Company of the Year 2024

The Cork Company of the Year Awards are made possible through support of sponsor Vodafone Ireland and media partnership with Irish Examiner.

PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies. From their home in Cork, PepsiCo Ireland has grown from a 30-person operation in 1974, to now employing over 1,250 people. The company's dedication to innovation, sustainability, and community engagement has set a standard of excellence in the business community.

Ronan Murray, President of Cork Chamber expressed his congratulations stating, "It is a privilege to celebrate the success of each winner this evening.  Riley, Barry & Fitzwilliam, West Cork Distillers and PepsiCo have each demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and determination in succeeding in their industries. It is particularly inspiring to see the positive impact each of these companies is having on their communities. The Cork Company of the Year Awards attract a very high calibre of entrant and tonight’s winners should be very proud of their achievements.”

Conor Healy, CEO at Cork Chamber commented, “Our overall award winner, PepsiCo has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to excellence, innovation, and community impact. Celebrating 5 decades of growth and innovation this year, PepsiCo Ireland, is a centre of excellence in R&D, sustainability & global supply chain. Their contributions to the local business landscape have been truly commendable, making them a worthy recipient of the Cork Company of the Year Award 2024. We congratulate PepsiCo and look forward to witnessing their continued success."

The Cork Company of the Year Award 2024 is not only a recognition of PepsiCo ‘s accomplishments but also a celebration of the collaborative efforts of the local business community.

Upon receiving the award, PepsiCo Mary Lane, Senior Director Commercialisation, PepsiCo expressed gratitude saying, “It is an honour to receive this prestigious award and a testament to our tremendous teams who make PepsiCo Ireland the powerhouse it is today. Over the years, through amazing partnerships with professional institutes, universities, and our local communities, our teams have built an international business that we are very proud of. Receiving this award is a fantastic way to kick off our 50-year celebrations!”

Sinead Scully, Head of Enterprise Business, Vodafone Ireland commented on the awards, “Vodafone are delighted to be involved in the recognition of all the winners in the Cork Company of the Year 2024 awards. Collectively they demonstrate the best of entrepreneurial excellence in Cork in conjunction with a determined focus on both sustainability and the community at large. On behalf of Vodafone, I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all of this year’s worthy winners.”


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