EY and First Minister host EOY NI Finalists Dinner in Northern Ireland

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On Thursday 12 December 2013, members of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Alumni Community met with First Minister Peter Robinson and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Arlene Foster in The Merchant Hotel, Belfast for an intimate dinner hosted by EY. Eighteen of Northern Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs joined EY partners and representatives of InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland at the dinner.

The evening offered the entrepreneurs the chance to hear from the First Minister on the Executive’s policy on promoting entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland, while also giving them the opportunity to discuss with the First Minister how they feel entrepreneurship can help shape Northern Ireland’s economic future.

In attendance were Grainne Kelly, CEO of BubbleBum UK Ltd, Rob Heron, Northern Ireland EOY Lead & Tax Partner, Peter Robinson, First Minister of Northern Ireland, Mike McKerr, Managing Partner - EY Ireland and Eleanor McEvoy, Managing Director of Budget Energy (pictured).

The EOY Alumni Community is made up of former finalists of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme, an entrepreneurship awards programme founded and produced globally by EY.