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Ernst & Young announces 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year shortlist

Twenty-four companies have been shortlisted across three categories for the coveted 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award. The MD of the C&F Group, John Flaherty is delighted to have made the shortlist of leading individuals in Irish business. Over 115 entries were received and nominees were subsequently interviewed by Ernst & Young, followed by rigorous assessment by a 12-strong panel of judges, chaired by telecoms entrepreneur, and previous recipient of the award, Mr. Denis O’Brien.

June 2008, C&F Group announce sponsorship of the 2008 Monster Organic Ball

The Monster Organic Ball has become one of the highlights of the festival calendar in Galway and the C&F Group are delighted
to be the main sponsor of this year’s event. "The tremendous work that AIDS Partnership with Africa does deserves to be
supported and I hope that through our sponsorship of this year’s event the profile of the ball can be raised to another level"
commented John Flaherty MD of the C&F Group.

C&F Group Officially Opens a New Facility in DongGuan

Fireworks and dragon dancers were at hand in the southern Chinese production hub of Dongguan yesterday, when Galway- based design and manufacturing company C&F opened a new production facility, to serve amajor global contract with IBM. According to C&F Group's managing director John Flaherty " the €7 million factory will build server racks for the Chinese market for IBM and was built in just seven months".

C&F Manufacturing SRO have expanded their factory in The Czech Republic

The Irish ambassador to The Czech Republic officially opened the new facility on September 3 2008.

8th October 2008, Iralco is acquired by C&F Group

Under a deal put together by Galway-based entrepreneur John Flaherty, owner of C&F Group, the car parts manufacturer became part of his group.

John Flaherty, founder and Group Managing Director of the C&F Group, was named the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

C&F 2008 Entrepreneur of the YearJohn Flaherty, founder of the C&F Group received Ireland’s coveted business award when he was named as the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® at a ceremony last night.

C&F Automotive acquires assets and plant of JPB Prometall, Germany

We are pleased to announce that C&F Automotive, a division of the C&F Group has acquired the assets of former German competitor JPB Prometall and will maintain the plant at Neunkirchen as part of the growing C&F Automotive concern. This will substantially increase our market share for Exterior Trim and provide additional capacity for future business. In addition we will acquire a number of significant additional Customers, including BMW, Skoda and Renault.