EOY Programme Open For Nominations

22nd January 2023

Posted In: FYI

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) programme 2023 is officially open for nominations. Entrepreneurs from emerging, established, and international businesses operating across all industry sectors across the island of Ireland are invited to submit their nominations between now and 2 March 2023.

The theme for this year’s programme is The Art of Entrepreneurship. This year EY will recognise and celebrate entrepreneurs who apply their unique vision and skill to create and build businesses that leave a valuable and lasting impact on the local communities and the economies in which they operate.

Roger WallacePartner Lead for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland said:  “Over the past 26 years this programme has gone from strength to strength and has become an important part of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The impact of our indigenous business sector, both locally and globally, is hugely significant. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme™ exists to celebrate and inspire talented and brave entrepreneurs who seize the opportunity to do things differently and achieve great success in the process.”

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ alumni community comprises over 580 entrepreneurs representing some of the greatest business minds across the island of Ireland. Collectively these businesses employ more than 200,000 people and generate revenues in excess of €23billion.

About the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland programme

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme is open to entrepreneurs from all sectors and growth stages in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The awards programme is divided into three categories – Emerging, Established, and International – with eight finalists chosen per category.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Sustainability Award will also be presented to one of the finalists in recognition of their business’ significant contribution towards achieving and ensuring environmental sustainability.

EOY Judging Panel

The 24 finalists will be selected by an independent judging panel, comprising former winners, and chaired by Anne Heraty of CPL Resources plc.

Speaking at the launch, Anne Heraty, NED Cpl Group and Chairperson of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Judging™ Panel said:

“While the business environment remains challenging, entrepreneurs have been relentless in their pursuit of excellence.

They remain as committed as ever to playing their part in strengthening and supporting the resilience of our communities and economies in an uncertain climate. We know there are many more brilliant and creative Irish entrepreneurs who are achieving incredible success in their sectors.  I encourage these entrepreneurs to take the opportunity to submit their nominations for this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme. Having been involved with the programme for over 17 years I know first-hand the value of being part of it.”

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.

Anyone interested can find out more or complete an online nomination form at www.eoy.ie. Those nominating someone else must do so with the entrepreneur’s consent.

Pictured: Roger Wallace, Partner Lead, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™; Anne Heraty, Chairperson EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Judging panel; Martin McKay, Founder & CEO Texthelp & EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ireland 2022 and Eimear McCrann, EY Entrepreneur of The Year™ Lead, Ireland.