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2011 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards

The business partnership between Cork City Council, the English Market traders and the Aramark Property Management Company has won the “Partnership with Business” Category at the Annual Excellence in Local Government Awards 2011 which took place in Dublin on November 9th, 2011.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Terry Shannon congratulated all those involved. “ Cork’s English Market is truly unique and the State Visit earlier this year showcased to the world just how special and wonderful the Market is. The winning of this national award is a fitting testament to the positive and close working partnership between the City Council, the traders and our management company.”

Chambers Ireland Award 2011

(Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Kenneth O'Flynn being presented with the Award)

In making the award Chambers Ireland also awarded the following citation: “Through a positive and dynamic business partnership between Cork City Council, the Market Traders and Aramark Property Management  Company, the unique institution that is the English Market continues to sustain a multi-million euro local economy and provide employment for hundreds of people.”  

“There has been a huge amount of work improving the running of the English Market and planning for promotion and branding”, said Tom Durcan, a butcher in the English Market and Chairman of the Traders Committee. “The winning of the Chambers Award is a highlight in what has been a very special year and sets us up well for the Christmas trading period.”