Evelyn O’Toole, CLS Wins Big!

27th October 2017

Posted In: FYI

Founder and CEO of Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS), Evelyn O’Toole, wins the Industry Category at (Ernst and Young) EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. The EY Gala Awards show took place at the City West Hotel, Dublin last night (Thursday 26th October 2017) where the announcement took place.

Evelyn O’Toole competed with seven other entrepreneurs in the Industry Category to win the title and was one of four overall finalists from Connacht this year. Celebrating 20 years of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme, the EY judging panel this year was chaired by Anne Heraty of CPL and included well-known Irish businessmen Denis O’Brien and Mark Roden.

Commenting on the award Evelyn O’Toole, founder and CEO of CLS said: “I was competing against great entrepreneurs in this category so I’m absolutely thrilled to have won the Industry EY Entrepreneur of the Year accolade. It’s been a fantastic journey for me since setting up CLS in 1994 to where I’m at today as an entrepreneur, scientist and businesswoman. This is a tremendous recognition for me, and for all the team at CLS, and I want to take this opportunity to thank the judges for voting for me and the team at EY, as its’ been an incredible experience to be part of.”

Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS) was set up by Evelyn O’Toole in 1994 and has two facilities in Galway – CLS in Ros Muc, Connemara and CLS MedPharma on the Tuam Road, and employs 140 staff. CLS is the largest privately owned contract laboratory in Ireland and provides sampling, analysis and fully trained micro and analytical analysts on contract to clients in the food, environmental, medical device and pharmaceutical industries in Ireland and abroad.

Evelyn received WMB Businesswoman of the Year 2016 and recently spoke at WMB’s Annual Conference & Awards.  WMB are delighted with her win and congratulate Evelyn and her team at CLS.