EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Welcome to EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM

Meet the 2016 Finalists

  • Share

Seeking entrepreneurs with accelerating growth

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Who do you know that should enter the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards and be recognised for their achievements? Contact entrepreneur@nz.ey.com for more information.

Craig Hickson, Founder of Progressive Meats - Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 represented New Zealand at the 2016 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards in Monte Carlo this June. Who will be next? This year’s winner will be announced on Thursday 13 October at a yellow-carpet Awards dinner @ The Langham, Auckland.

Announcement: We’re delighted to welcome Rangatira as the inaugural sponsor of the Family Business Award of Excellence - recognising leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families at the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. For more information on the award go to the EY Family Business Centre Centre of Excellence.

Benefits of competing
Each year we ask our alumni what they gained from participating in the program. Benefits that they have identified include:

  • Opening doors and developing new business opportunities
  • Highly valuable opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, as well as other business leaders and financiers
  • Generating morale and enthusiasm within the organisation
  • Enjoying the ‘journey’-the process of reflection, discussion and celebration throughout the awards programme
  • Becoming part of an elusive entrepreneurial alumni community
“Being there and winning the Award was a career highlight. Given the calibre of previous winners I feel privileged to join them. Congratulations flowed following the announcement and the achievements showcased by EY will prompt budding entrepreneurs to ponder, if they can do it, then so can I.”

Craig Hickson, Progressive Meats
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 New Zealand

Key dates 2016

Friday 17 June Applications close
Thursday 21 July Finalists announced
Monday 15 August Finalists workshop followed by networking dinner with alumni and sponsors
Tuesday 16 August Finalists judging day
Friday 19 August Category winners announcement
Wednesday 12 October Category winners judging day
Thursday 13 October Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards at The Langham