Tom Durcan, one of the English Markets best known butchers, is the President of the Cork Business Association for 2012. Tom is also the Chairman of the English Market Traders Group and has been a longstanding trader in the market himself with a loyal customer base.
He came to national prominence when showcasing his meats and his native city to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip during their visit to
Both Tom’s and the CBA’s hopes for 2012 are that they can continue to broaden Corks horizons in business. Tom was directly involved in the organisation of the Queens’ visit last year, something that put
Durcan has been vocal in his thoughts on business and how the country will get moving again “We cant just sit back and wait for things to happen - we must get out there and promote our city”.
Tom’s appointment as President has been welcomed across the board and the Chief Executive of the CBA, Donal Healy has said “Tom is a very successful businessman who always puts the wider interest of Cork fits. He will be a fantastic ambassador for the city”.