EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is a unique global programme that recognises 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.

Submissions for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023
UK programme are now open.


Recognising the best and brightest

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme 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 programme, 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 programme culminates in the announcement of an overall winner who then competes for the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.

  • UK programme information for 2023

    • Nominations deadline: 10 March 2023
    • Regional finalists announcement: April 2023
    • UK Finalists announced: September 2023
    • UK judging days: October 2023
    • UK celebration dinner and awards: November 2023
  • 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.

    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 realize your ambitions, faster
    • 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 Entrepreneur Of The Year™  Award winners from around the world at the annual black-tie awards gala.

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Matthew Scullion, EY UK Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2021 | EY UK

Mathew Scullion, Matillion
2021 UK overall winner

"It's a complete privilege to be named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2021 UK overall winner. It's easily the best and most stringent of entrepreneurial awards and perhaps the only one worth winning!"

Ken Murphy

Ken Murphy, Tesco Stores Plc,
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2021 UK Judge

“This was my first involvement of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme. The quality and variety of the entrants has been exceptional and it has been a fantastically rewarding experience!”

Sam Skerry

Sam Skerry, bp Launchpad and Venturing
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2021 UK Judge

“The exposure that participants get to some incredible speakers as well as that network that they build amongst themselves and with the alumni community is fundamental to the programme.”

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