A Mallow company that repurposes decommissioned wind turbine blades into greenway bridges and outdoor furniture has been recognised as one of the best businesses in North Cork. BladeBridge was named Best Start-up at the Best in Cork for Cork County Council’s first of three divisional awards at a special event at Springfort Hall Hotel, Mallow.
Viska Systems was named Best Small Business in the region. The Buttevant based company designs and manufactures robotics and automation systems for a range of industries.
Charleville based CPH, which is Ireland’s largest independent construction services company, received the Best Medium Business award. It was established in 1989, employs 32 people and has the largest green electric fleet of any of the top 30 powered access companies in Ireland and the UK
The three winners and three runners up will now go on to represent North Cork at the overall Best in Cork awards set to take place at Cork County Hall in January.
Renewable energy development company NMK Renewables was the runner up in the Best Start-up category; The Sibly Food Co, which makes healthy energy balls and baked goods, was the Best Small Business runner up; with speciality food distributors Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies the runner up Best Medium Business.
The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Frank O’Flynn said,
Chief Executive of Cork County Council Valerie O’Sullivan added,
The Divisional awards for South Cork will take place in Midleton on Monday, December 4th. They will be followed by the divisional awards for West Cork in Rosscarbery on Wednesday, December 13th.