Nominations open for 2023 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme

  • The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) programme 2023 is officially open for nominations today. 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.

    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 £20 billion (€23billion).

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    Rob Heron, Partner Lead for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in Northern Ireland said: We are very excited to invite entrepreneurs from Northern Ireland to submit their nominations for the EY Belfast Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 programme. 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™ programme is open to entrepreneurs from all sectors and growth stages in Northern Ireland and the Republic of 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.

    RELATED: Northern Ireland’s Martin McKay of Texthelp named 2022 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

    Martin McKay, Founder & CEO of Antrim-based Texthelp was named International and overall EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ireland in 2022. Speaking about his participation in the programme Martin McKay said: "Entrepreneurship is a challenging and exciting thing to have in your life. It is not for everybody."

    "The EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme™ brings 24 like-minded people together for an incredible year of learning.  I was hugely honoured to win in 2022 and have made friends for life with an outstanding group of people.  I can wholeheartedly recommend this programme and I encourage any entrepreneur considering getting involved to go for it!"

    Source: Written from press release 

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