The finalists have been shortlisted from more than 100 nominations by an independent judging panel of previous winners, chaired by Anne Heraty, Founder of CPL Resources Plc, and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2006 who commented: “Such was the incredibly high calibre of applicants to this year’s programme it was a real challenge for our experienced judges to select the finalists. Despite the ongoing difficulties of COVID-19, and more recently the energy and inflation crisis and challenging geopolitical issues, it’s inspiring to see our entrepreneurs as tenacious and relentless as ever in their pursuit to create innovative businesses that benefit Ireland and the wider world.
“This year’s finalists have joined a courageous group of passionate people driving Irish entrepreneurship. They are now part of a special network of like-minded peers, unafraid to disrupt the status quo in a bid to seize new opportunities. I’d like to wish them all the very best in the programme. It’s an experience that will prove invaluable.”
Celebrating its 25th year this year, the programme has established itself as a world-class development programme that supports, promotes, and connects an extraordinary community of entrepreneurs, championing entrepreneurship throughout the island of Ireland and around the world.
Since its inception, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ community has grown to a tight-knit network of more than 585 alumni who harness each other’s wealth of experience, with three quarters (75%) conducting business with one another. Together, the EOY alumni community generates revenues of €21bn, and employs more than 170,000 people across the island of Ireland.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland programme is supported by Premium Corporate Sponsor Julius Baer International, and Government sponsors Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland.
For further information, please visit www.eoy.ie
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Notes to Editor
For further information please contact: Eimear Rigby, Senior Communications Manager, EY Ireland: email@example.com / +353 87 439 9529
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme is a global recognition programme run in 145 cities in more than 60 countries. Currently in its 25th year in Ireland, the programme works to recognise, promote and build a supportive community around Ireland’s high-growth entrepreneurs and is considered one of the strongest programmes globally.
Emerging: Nominees in the Emerging category run businesses that have been trading for a minimum of two years. They are ambitious entrepreneurs who have started a business which is growing quickly. They are high potential, dynamic, resourceful and ‘ones-to-watch’ for the future.
Established: Established, longstanding businesses with a pedigree of growth and innovation, contributing significantly as employers on the Island of Ireland. Including some of our greatest family businesses, our Established finalists are market leaders in their sectors and have made a significant contribution to the economy over a considerable period of time.
International: The International category consists of entrepreneurs who are global players. Their companies operate in multiple markets across the globe and can be headquartered here in Ireland or overseas.
The Sustainability Award: Recognising the critical importance of innovation leadership in meeting our collective sustainability challenges, we are introducing the new Sustainability award to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland programme. This award is presented to the finalist who is making the biggest contribution towards environmental sustainability through their business. They are striving to protect our future by providing solutions and taking transformative business actions to address some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues and concerns.
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ judging panel
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2022 judging panel is chaired by Anne Heraty, Founder of CPL
Resources Plc who is joined by:
- Denis O’Brien
- Edmond Harty
- Joe Hogan
- Mark Roden
- Evelyn O’Toole
- Harry Hughes
- Richard Kennedy
- Jenny Melia
- Aimee Connolly
- Michael Carey
- Jerry Kennelly
- Jeremy Fitch
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