EY Entrepreneur of the Year nominations now open

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY ) 2018 programme has opened for nominations.

The theme of this year’s programme is ‘Ambition’ and all sectors and businesses are invited to submit their nominations. The 24 finalists for 2018 will be announced on April 23.

Operating in more than 60 countries worldwide, EOY is recognised as the most prestigious business accolade for entrepreneurs. The programme is divided into three categories - Emerging, Industry, and International - with eight finalists chosen per category. The 24 finalists will be selected by an independent panel of judges, comprised of former EOY winners and chaired by Anne Heraty of CPL Resources.

The successful finalists will have the opportunity to connect, learn and do business with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni network, which consists of almost 500 of Ireland’s most successful business people. They will also get an opportunity to participate in the renowned international CEO Retreat, which is designed to help Irish entrepreneurs transform their thinking and vision through executive education. They will also gain significant profiling, nationally and internationally.

Kevin McLoughlin, partner lead for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland, said: “I am delighted to launch the 2018 EOY programme, which I am incredibly proud to say is in its 21st year. This is more than just an awards programme and the benefits of participation extend far beyond October 2018.

“The theme of this year’s programme is “Ambition” and at EY we see it as our responsibility to challenge our 2018 finalists and EOY Alumni to re-assess their vision and goals, helping them to discover unimagined depths to their ability, and set new, more ambitious targets. If we are to continue establishing our path in a new world, we must continue to be bold, forward-thinking and innovative pioneers of ambition.”

Individuals who wish to put themselves forward or nominate an entrepreneur with their consent can fill out the online nomination form at www.eoy.ie or contact the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year team for further information at [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 16.

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