EMC awarded firm of the year

THE head of the Cork company of the year said its success is down to committed and motived staff.

President and managing director of EMC Ireland Bob Savage said staff at the firm “constantly adapt and change to ensure we continue to be strategically relevant”.

EMC were awarded the Cork Chamber/BT company of the year award at the annual Chamber dinner last night. The small and medium business award went to Lincor Solutions, while WiseTek Solutions picked up the award for best emerging company.

Cork Chamber president Ger O’Mahoney said the three winners are “dynamic companies whose management teams have shown tremendous commitment to providing high quality employment, delivering excellent products and services to their customer base in Ireland and overseas”.

“They also are investing in R&D facilities while making a significant contribution to the local economy and to Ireland’s reputation internationally,” he said.

EMC Ireland, an IT and data storage firm, has been operating in Cork since 1988 and employs 1,600. Staff members come from 36 countries. Major clients include the world’s largest banks and financial services firms.

Picking up the award last night Mr Savage said: “I am truly delighted to receive this award on behalf of the team at EMC in Cork. It is a great honour to be recognised by Cork Chamber together with BT as the Cork company of the year.”

Lincor Solutions, which was set up in 2003, provides touchscreen computer devices for bedside patient entertainment and clinical access services to hospitals.

Lincor’s chief executive Richard Cooke said winning the award was a “great achievement” for the company and “a tremendous acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of all the team at Lincor”.

Logistics firm WiseTek Solutions meanwhile, was founded just over two years ago and it employs 51 people.

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