Meet the Entrepreneurs

24 finalists announced for the 2020 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ireland programme

The finalists are chosen from across the island of Ireland by an independent judging panel and will compete across three categories - Emerging, Industry and International. One overall winner will then be selected as The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2020 in November and will represent Ireland in EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in 2021.

Emerging

Industry

International

Brendan McDowell, BPerfect Cosmetics

Antonia Hendron, M50 Truck and Van Centre

Andrew Mackin, Mackin

Devan Hughes, Buymie

Cormac McCloskey, Errigal Contracts Ltd

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Poppulo

Gary Wickham, MagGrow

Ed Donovan, Advanced Medical Services

Cathal Friel, Open Orphan Plc

John Goulding & Joe Lennon, Workvivo

Frank & Dolores Kiernan, Kiernan Structural Steel Ltd

Conor O’Loughlin, Glofox

Leonora O’Brien, Pharmapod

John O’Connell, West Cork Distillers

Nicola Mitchell, Life Scientific

Matt Cooper, Inflazome

Kevin O’Connor, General Paints Group

Pat Lucey, Aspira

Ríona Ní Ghriallais & Conor Harkin, ProVerum

Paul Fitzgibbon & Neil Fitzgibbon, Ard Ri Marble

Rodney Lowry, Lowe Rental Ltd

Dr. Sinéad B. Bleiel, AnaBio Technologies Ltd.

Seamus O’Hara, Carlow Brewing Company

Tim Houstoun, Global Shares

   Meet our previous EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

  • 2019

    Name Company
    Una Kearns; Peter Kearns The Institute Of Education
    Triona Mullane mAdme Technologies
    Tom Cronin Rye River Brewing Company
    Timothy McElroy; James McElroy HouseMyDog
    Sonia Deasy Pestle & Mortar
    Simon Murray; Mervyn O'Callaghan Provision Cameramatics
    Shane Evans Scrapinghub
    Richard Kennedy Devenish
    Philip Noone Aalto Bio
    Paul McKenna mac-group
    Patrick Derry DRT (NI) Limited
    Pat McDonagh Supermacs (Holdings) Ltd
    Matt Ryan Press Up Entertainment Group
    Mark Dowds Trov
    Mark Whitaker Johnson & Perrott Ltd
    Lulu O'Sullivan GiftsDirect.com/TheIrishStore.com
    Lily Holmes PB Machine Tech
    Laurence O'Kane IMED Healthcare
    John Mullins Amarenco Solar 
    Ian Nolan; Alex Kelly Brightflag
    Donnacha Hurley Motor Mania Limited
    Brian Leslie Seaquest Systems
    Ashley McCulla McCulla (Ireland) Ltd
    Andrew Day Keywords Studios
  • 2018

    Name Company
    Vicki O'Toole JJ O'Toole Ltd.
    Tony Richardson Venn Life Sciences
    Sandra Whelan; David Whelan VR Education Holdings plc
    Ray Cole Virginia International Logistics
    Rachel Doyle  Arboretum
    Peter Coppinger; Daniel Mackey Teamwork.com
    Peter Keeling Diaceutics 
    Pat Rigney The Shed Distillery of P.J. Rigney
    Pat Lynch; Damien McGovern Compliance & Risks
    Paddy Finn Electricity Exchange 
    P.J. Flanagan H&MV Engineering Limited
    Noel O'Hanlon Genesis Automation
    Mary McKenna Tour America/Cruise Holidays
    Louise  Kennedy Louise Kennedy
    Joe Wiley Amryt Pharma plc
    Gareth  Chambers Around Noon
    Eoin Leonard i3PT Certification
    Elaine  Sullivan Carrick Therapeutics
    Eibhlin Murphy; Áine  Lecky Major Equipment (Intl) Limited
    Dominic  Fitzpatrick The Irish News 
    David Maxwell Boojum
    Darragh McCarthy  FinTrU
    Damien McGovern Compliance & Risks
    Bill Wolsey The Beannchor Group
    Barry Napier Cubic Telecom
  • 2017

    Name Company
    Trevor Annon Mount Charles
    Samuel  Dennigan Strong Roots
    Roisin Callaghan; Jane Gallagher Cogs & Marvel
    Ramona Nicholas Cara Pharmacy
    Patrick McAliskey Novosco
    Patrick McCann Simplyfruit (Ire) Ltd.
    Niamh Sherwin-Barry; Aoife  Lawler The Irish Fairy Door Company
    Niall  McGarry Maximum Media/JOE Media
    Mark Barrett APC
    Louis Keating L&M Keating Ltd.
    Kevin O'Loughlin Nostra
    Jim Burke GoBus.ie
    Jack Teeling Teeling Whiskey Company
    Jack O'Connor; Declan O'Connor BHSL
    Ian  McKenna eLight
    Harry Hughes Portwest
    Gary Irwin; Andrew Irwin Bedeck
    Frances McArdle; Fergus McArdle Height for Hire
    Evelyn  O'Toole CLS
    Darragh Cullen Edge Innovate
    Daithi O'Connor Revive Active
    Ciara  Donlon THEYA Healthcare
    Brendan Monaghan Neueda
    Alan Foy Blueface
  • 2016

    Name Company
    Suresh Tharma; Ashok Songra 3fivetwo Group
    Stephen Smith Kitman Labs
    Stephen Vernon Green Property
    Sean McAllister; Leona McAllister PlotBox
    Paul Quigley; Andrew Mullaney NewsWhip Media
    Noel Moran Prepaid Financial Services and eCOMM Merchant Solutions
    Niall Stringer; Gillian Maxwell Tiger Stores
    Maurice Healy The Healy Group
    MarkMcCloskey Oneview Healthcare PLC
    Louise Grubb Q1 Scientific
    Leslie Codd Codd Mushrooms
    Kieran O'Keeffe MobileWebAdz
    John Moore 3D4Medical
    Jimmy McGee Athlone Extrusions
    Jim Wright JMW Farms
    James Leckey Leckey
    Gavan Walsh iCabbi
    Gareth Loye M&M Contractors
    Eamon Donnelly Uform
    Colin Culliton TPI Group
    Clodagh Cavanagh Abbey Machinery
    Ciara Clancy Beats Medical
    Brian Lee Freshly Chopped
    Brendan Mooney Kainos Group plc
  • 2015

    Name Company
    Terry Knox CD Group
    Sean Brett Steeltech Sheds
    Sean O'Sullivan SOSV
    Ross Kelly; Conor Crowley Vizor
    Paul Young Cartoon Saloon
    Patrick Collison; John Collison Stripe
    Padraig McBride Brandtone
    Morgan Browne Milner Browne
    Michael Hoyne Merlyn
    Michael O'Dwyer TyreCheck
    Kenneth Greene Greene Farm Foods
    Jack Dobson Dunbia
    Graham Stubbs Diona
    Frank  Madden Crest Solutions
    Eoin Goulding Integrity360
    Donald  Fitzmaurice Beechwood Consulting
    Denise Tormey PlanNet21
    Dave O'Flanagan Boxever
    Darragh Richardson Agile Networks
    Catherine O'Neill Amelio Group
    Brian Thornes X-Bolt Orthopaedics
    Ben Harris Drop
    Alyson Hogg Vita Liberata
    Alan Coleman Brite:Bill
    Alan Clarke STATSports Technologies Ltd

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