Wednesday 17 October 2018

Have you got what it takes to be Ireland’s next entrepreneur of the year?

Kevin McLoughlin, Partner, EY; Anne Heraty, Chairperson of the judging panel and Jack Teeling, Emerging EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017
Kevin McLoughlin, Partner, EY; Anne Heraty, Chairperson of the judging panel and Jack Teeling, Emerging EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017
Independent.ie Business Desk

Independent.ie Business Desk

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme for 2018 has opened for nominations.

Now in its 21st year, the theme of this year’s programme is 'Ambition' and businesses of all sizes, across all sectors have been invited to submit their nominations.

Nominations are open until 16th February, and the 24 finalists for 2018 will be announced on 23rd April.

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 business people.

The finalists will also get an opportunity to participate in the renowned international CEO Retreat, designed to help Irish entrepreneurs transform their thinking and vision through executive education.

"The benefits of participation [in the programme] extend far beyond 2018," Kevin McLoughlin, partner lead for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland, said.

"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."

The awards programme is divided into three categories - Emerging, Industry and International - with eight finalists chosen per category.

Previous winners include Evelyn O’Toole of CLS and Jack Teeling from The Teeling Whiskey Company.

The winner will go on to represent Ireland at the World Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Monaco in June 2019.

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