EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is a unique global program that recognizes entrepreneurial achievement among individuals and companies that demonstrate vision, leadership and success — and work to improve the quality of life in their communities, countries and around the world.

Celebrating, supporting and connecting remarkable entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Of The Year UK has been celebrating, supporting and connecting entrepreneurs since it first launched in the UK more than 20 years ago. The programme recognises successful entrepreneurs making a positive impact on their society and the economy, and the legacies they’re building. Entrepreneur Of The Year UK runs in four regions – London & South East, Midlands & South West, North, and Scotland . Entrants compete in their regional programme based on their business’ main location. The UK programme is more than a business award – it’s part of a global programme which helps entrepreneurial businesses in more than 145 cities in over 50 countries. Follow @EOY_UK on Twitter for all the latest programme updates.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Winners Testimonials

Mohsin and Zuber Issa EG Group 2018 Overall category winners

Mohsin and Zuber Issa
EG Group
2018 Overall category winners

“EY Entrepreneur of the Year provides an excellent platform for us to share our journey and learn from other inspirational leaders”

Chris Hulatt & Simon Rogerson, Octopus Group, 2017 UK overall winner

Chris Hulatt & Simon Rogerson, Octopus Group,
2017 UK overall winner

“The programme has built a brilliant reputation over the years as a great place not only for entrepreneurs to be recognised for their achievements but also to meet likeminded people running businesses very similar to ours.”

Andy Lothian, CEO, Insights Learning and Development, Scotland overall winner 2016

Andy Lothian, CEO,
Insights Learning and Development,
Scotland overall winner 2016

“Learning, acknowledgement for my team and inspiration have been the best elements of this programme for me. I’m honoured to have been part of it.”

Programme Details

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Recognizing the best and brightest

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program was established more than 30 years ago and today operates in more than 60 countries and 145 cities around the world.

By participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program, entrepreneurs can connect with their peers, access relevant insights to help navigate their growth journey and raise the profile of their companies and teams. Each program culminates in the announcement of an overall winner who then competes for the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.

  • Find out more about your local EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program

    • Argentina: learn more here
    • Austria: learn more here
    • Australia: learn more here
    • Belgium: learn more here
    • Belarus: learn more here
    • Brazil: learn more here 
    • Canada: learn more here
    • China: learn more here
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    • Georgia: learn more here
    • Germany: learn more here
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    • India: learn more here
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    • Ireland: learn more here
    • Italy: learn more here
    • Japan: learn more here
    • Kazakhstan: learn more here
    • Malaysia: learn more here
    • Mexico: learn more here
    • Netherlands: learn more here
    • Norway: learn more here
    • New Zealand: learn more here
    • Peru: learn more here
    • Phillippines: learn more here
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    • Romania: learn more here
    • Russia: learn more here
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    • Singapore: learn more here
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    • South Africa: learn more here
    • Spain: learn more here
    • Sweden: learn more here
    • Switzerland: learn more here
    • Taiwan: learn more here
    • Turkey: learn more here
    • United Kingdom: learn more here
    • United States: learn more here 

    Please check back as new regions will be made available soon.

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year is a unique gathering of disruptive entrepreneurs and global business leaders from more than 60 countries to find innovative approaches to accelerate growth.

Through keynote interviews, discussions, debates and interactive crowd-solving sessions, you will learn how the world’s most dynamic entrepreneurs — renowned for their ability to find new opportunities, even in times of unprecedented change — continue to grow and thrive.

The EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year experience provides an opportunity for you to:

  • Gain insights into the economic, political, business and social changes that are creating the “perfect storm” for entrepreneurs to flourish and grow
  • Meet inspiring game-changers who are disrupting industries, hear how they are leading the world through uncertainty, and generate innovative new ideas to grow your business
  • Grow the networks you need to accelerate growth in your business
  • Stimulate new ideas in a series of peer-to-peer interactive sessions, learn how others are developing plans to face the opportunities generated by uncertainty head on, and join forces to effect meaningful change for business and communities
  • Celebrate the outstanding achievement of the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners at the annual black-tie awards gala

The next EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year Forum will take place on 5-9 June 2019.

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