EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Congratulations Peter Beck, the founder of Rocket Lab

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At New Zealand’s most prestigious ‘yellow-carpet, black-tie’ occasion we were delighted to announce Peter Beck as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016. Meet the 2016 winner.  

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 2017

Thursday 23 March Programme launch and nominations officially open
Friday 16 June Applications close
Thursday 20 July Finalists announcement/function
Monday 14 August Finalists workshop & networking diner
Tuesday 15 August Finalists judging day
Friday 18 August Category winners announced
Wednesday 11 October Category winners judging day
Thursday 12 October New Zealand’s most prestigious awards evening