2024 EOY Programme Open for Nominations
29th January 2024
The 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) programme is officially open for nominations. Entrepreneurs from emerging, established, and international businesses operating across all industry sectors from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are invited to submit their nominations with a closing date of 29th Feb 2024. The theme for this year’s programme is The Trailblazers.
Roger Wallace, Partner Lead for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland said: “We are very excited to invite entrepreneurs from across Ireland to submit their nominations for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2024 programme. Now in its 27th year, the programme exists to acclaim, drive, and inspire entrepreneurship across our island. This year we are celebrating the trailblazing entrepreneurs who are spearheading incredible businesses that are contributing to the growth of Ireland’s economy and local communities. Irish entrepreneurs continue to have a disproportionate global impact, reflecting an international scaling mindset and innate capacity to grow and succeed across borders and cultures.
“One of the greatest strengths of Ireland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is its diverse composition. For this reason, we are actively seeking and encouraging nominations from entrepreneurs of all ages and from all industries and locations.
“24 finalists will be selected for this year’s programme. As finalists they will participate in an exciting strategic growth programme over a 10-month period, including a week-long CEO Retreat to South Africa. They will also be welcomed into our acclaimed alumni community where they will have the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by many of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs who remain the heartbeat of the programme.”
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ alumni community comprises more than 600 entrepreneurs representing some of the greatest business minds across the island of Ireland. Collectively these businesses employ more than 250,000 people and generate revenues in excess of €23billion.
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.
The 24 finalists will be selected by an independent judging panel, comprising former winners, and chaired by Harry Hughes CEO of Portwest, who takes over the role from Anne Heraty CEO of CPL Resources plc.
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 for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, Sam Moffett, managing director and founder of Moffett Automated Storage Ltd and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023, Eimear McCrann, Director, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, at the launch of the 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) programme recently. Photograph: Naoise Culhane