Almost 1000 people from Cork’s business community gathered to network and connect with their peers for the biggest ever Cork Chamber Annual Dinner to Celebrate Excellence in City Hall Cork, on Friday the 6th of February. The dinner was attended by Ken Murphy (Director) and Audrey McSweeney (Consultant) CareerWise Recruitment.
Cork Chamber President, Gillian Keating, speaking at the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner celebrated excellence from across the region focusing not on advances in technology or economic development but on the people who are driving the region and placing Cork on the world map. She exemplified this by focusing on the stories of mathematician, George Boole, world renowned furniture designer, Joseph Walsh, Radisens Diagnostics CEO, Jerry O’Brien and winners of the global science research competition at the 2014 Google Science Fair Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow.
The key message of the evening was that Cork is successfully competing and exerting influence on a global scale and we require continued investment in productivity, innovation, education, skills, research and new technologies to facilitate and enable the vision and ambition that is driving the people of Cork.
Overall winner of Cork Company of the Year 2015 – SolarWinds
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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