Now in its 20th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year2017 programme is officially open for nominations. The theme of this year’s programme is “Leading Through Change” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes are invited to submit their nominations up until February 22. The 24 finalists for 2017 will be announced on April 27.
Kevin McLoughlin, partner at EY, said: “I am delighted to launch the 2017 EOY programme, which I am incredibly proud to say is in its 20th year. The benefits of participation extend far beyond winning the award in October. The successful finalists will gain national and international exposure, gaining media profile across TV, radio, print and online. They will also connect with our exclusive network of over 450 of Ireland’s top entrepreneurs and get an opportunity to go on our renowned international CEO Retreat, which is designed to help Irish entrepreneurs transform their thinking and vision through executive education and hearing from some of the world’s leading CEOs.”
He continued: “As we are witnessing unprecedented change in the business and political landscape both at home and globally, the theme of this year’s programme is 'Leading through Change' and at EY we see it as our responsibility to help finalists take advantage of these challenges and uncertainties so they can continue to grow and maximise their potential.”
Operating in more than 60 countries worldwide, EOY is recognised as the most prestigious business accolade for entrepreneurs. The programme is open to entrepreneurs across all sectors and growth stages, across the island of Ireland. The awards 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, comprising former EOY winners and chaired by Anne Heraty of CPL Resources plc. Individuals who wish to put themselves forward or nominate an entrepreneur with his/her consent, can fill out the online nomination form at www.eoy.ie or call the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year team for further information on (01 ) 2212250. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday February 22.