Watch this video to find out why West Cork is the best location in Ireland for your business

West Cork the perfect location for your business in Ireland

At West Cork Business we are thrilled to launch our west cork business network video. The video is launched as part of our #whywestcork movement whereby we put the spotlight on west cork as the perfect location for businesses moving to Ireland. Home to the most breath taking scenery in Ireland but also a unique location for any business offering a superb quality of life.

Given our location close to Cork airport and the improved broadband facilities in most towns in West Cork as well as the supportive business community in the area.  Now could be the time to start exploring opportunities for your business in the  West Cork area.

At the west cork business network we are passionate about supporting fellow business people in the west cork area. We also want to encourage others to move their business to west cork and put west cork on the global business market.

Please share this video with your friends and encourage everyone to support businesses in the west cork area.

A HUGE thank you to our members who have made this video possible.


Bank Of Ireland Enterprise Town Bandon Cork 2016

Launch of Bandon’s Enterprise Town in association with Bank Of Ireland

Bandon Cork 2016

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town comes to Bandon on  Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th. It will be held in Riverview Shopping Centre from 5-8pm on Friday 7th and 10am-1pm on Saturday 8th.

The Enterprise Town initiative seeks to work with local businesses to plan and deliver a range of activities that will support and generate business in the area. The initiative also involves the wider community and the schools to ensure everyone can get involved and be part of the positive experience that is an Enterprise Town. bank-of-ireland logo

As part of Enterprise Town there will be an exhibition space for local businesses to meet new customers and interact with other local businesses on the Friday.

Saturday is Community and Sports exhibition with clubs, societies, associations etc, from the locality, displaying at the event with entertainment being provided by local groups.

We would be delighted if you could attend/exhibit and bring with you family, friends and customers to make this Enterprise Town a really enjoyable and worthwhile experience for all in Bandon. You will meet many of our members from the West Cork Business Group showcasing their businesses at this event, so please come along and support these west cork businesses.

For further information on showcasing your business at this event please email


Launching Our New Website

Launching Our West Cork Business Group Website

In March 2016 we were thrilled to be launching Our West Cork Business Group Website. This new website should provide those new to West Cork and those living in West Cork with the opportunity to support local west cork businesses. From website designers to retailers to solicitors this website will provide you with the contacts for these local businesses.

Thanks for visiting our website. Watch our video below to find out more.

Watch our launch of our website video for West Cork Business by clicking here

Top 7 reasons to Open Your Irish Business in West Cork

Bring your business to West Cork and you’ll be in good company. We’re proud of our long established sectors like manufacturing and thrive on watching the growing number of companies that are now setting up in West Cork. Read our top 7 reasons below as to why you should open your Irish business in West Cork.


  1. Proximity to the UK and European Marketplace
  • Our location makes us the perfect base. Located close to Cork airport  which has connections to most major cities in Europe. Ease of access and a quality passenger experience in a state of the art new terminal are hallmarks of Cork Airport. In fact many of Discover Ireland Guests have commented on the ease of transit through Cork Airport compared with other international Airports of its size and it is fast becoming more popular as the access airport for trips to Ireland. An export focused business or a business which requires frequent overseas travel can now be run conveniently from West Cork.
Top 7 reasons to Open Your Irish Business in West Cork

Top 7 reasons to Open Your Irish Business in West Cork.


    2.  Access to Skilled Workforce
  • We’ve got a wealth of existing enthusiastic skilled workers and graduates from our Irish universities. West Cork provides a sustainable environment for business to thrive in and for people to love living in. Graduates are available from University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology.
     3.  Property
  • Buying or renting in West Cork will be cheaper than Cork City. Indeed, your staff will benefit from lower priced rent or a lower mortgage on their home and your business will be able to negotiate lower commercial rent for your business premises than you would pay in larger cities in Ireland. There is an abundant supply of commercial property in the West Cork area and some truly remarkable properties.
    4. Exceptional Quality of Life
  • Your business will be located in on of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. The scenery in West Cork is breath taking. The landscape is dotted with historic sites and seeped in significant Irish history and tradition. West Cork is described, by those that have experienced it, as A World Apart”. The beauty of West Cork is matched only by the food they produce. West Cork’s farmers, award-winning artisan producers and chefs are leading Ireland’s culinary revolution. From traditional pubs to world-class restaurants, at local farmers’ markets, and long-established food festivals, you can enjoy great food right across West Cork. West Cork is both very Irish, and quite cosmopolitan – for many have ‘blown-in’ on the winds and stayed to make this beautiful place their home. In West Cork you will find hardworking towns but also towns that enjoy a great work life balance.
   5.  Communications Infrastructure
  • High speed fibre optic broadband is now available in the larger towns in West Cork which supports the international connectivity of your business. Other private providers are supporting more rural areas of West Cork with access to rapid broadband.
  6.   Access to Finance
  • The largest banks in Ireland have local branches in the main towns in West Cork including Bandon, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Skibbereen, Bantry and Dunmanway.
  7.   Supportive Business Community
  • Local Supports, this website provides you with local business contacts for professionals and service providers such as auctioneers, website design experts, solicitors and accountants all of whom are located in the West Cork area and can support you with setting up your business in Ireland. We also run a networking group where you will get the opportunity to network and meet like-minded professionals in the West Cork area. Enterprise Ireland and our local enterprise office can also be contacted for targeted business support.


Add to this the general benefits of opening a business in Ireland such as our low rate of corporation tax of 12.5%, extensive double taxation agreements and access to R&D tax credits. Ireland is a country that is extremely supportive of entrepreneurs seeking to start up a new business venture and has a consistent, decades-long policy of welcoming foreign-owned business.

Where else in Ireland can you fly into from a European city, work, eat award-winning food and enjoy a walk on the beach in the evening? Now is the time to start exploring opportunities for your business in West Cork.