The company is led by Founder & CEO, Ann-Marie O'Sullivan, FPRII, and has a team of experienced PR consultants including her father, Robin O'Sullivan, Life Fellow, FPRII, who has had a distinguished career in public relations for close to 50 years, Tina Quinn, MPRII, Director and Ann Marie Slattery, MPRII, Account Manager. AM O'Sullivan PR was established in March 2015 with the continuation of the O'Sullivan name that has been synonymous with public relations in Cork since 1969.
Speaking at the presentation of the award to AM O'Sullivan PR, the Chairman of the Judging panel of The Cork Business Awards 2016, Dr. Chris Coughlan said, "in this, the 10th anniversary year of the awards programme, it was felt that the addition of new categories was important, as Cork is seeing a revival of its fortunes and has enormous potential to grow in terms of internal and external investment. The ‘Cork Public Relations Company of the Year 2016’ recognises the expertise of Ann-Marie O'Sullivan and her team and also acknowledges the exceptional skills of Robin O'Sullivan for close to 50 years as a public relations professional.”
Michael Mulcahy, Publisher of Business Cork for over 25 years said, “I have seen and admired Ann-Marie O'Sullivan as a public relations expert for many years. The expertise that she imparts to her clients and, in particular, in times of crisis in a business or organisation is exceptional and invaluable. This award is fitting in that it recognises the O'Sullivan Family for their great contribution in advancing communications in businesses and organisations and for people, on a local to global basis”.
Founder and CEO of AM O'Sullivan PR, Ann-Marie O'Sullivan said, "my business ethos is based on working in partnership with my clients to ensure that reputation management is a fundamental cornerstone of their communications strategy. I’m delighted to accept this Cork Business Award on behalf of the AMOSPR team, our clients, our suppliers and all those individuals and organisations we engage with.”
AM O’Sullivan PR specialises in strategic communications with a particular expertise in crisis and issue management. The consultancy operates throughout Ireland, in such industry sectors as Life Sciences, Energy/Utilities, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Education. AM O’Sullivan PR is a member of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Ireland and Cork Chamber.
The Cork Business Awards 2016 took place on Friday November 25th at a black tie awards banquet at The Convention Centre of The Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. The Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government, Simon Coveney TD was the Guest of Honour and TV Personality, Author and former British Cabinet Minister Edwina Currie was the Guest Speaker. RTE’s Bibi Baskin and TV3’s Paul Byrne performed MC roles at the event.