2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year to address NI Chamber & Danske Bank Export First event

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  • The 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Harry Hughes, is to address a Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Danske Bank event in Belfast later this month.

    Mr Hughes, who is Managing Director of family owned business Portwest, a world leader in the design and manufacture of stylish, comfortable, high-quality work-wear, will participate in an member-only Export First dinner on 28 February 2018 at Titanic Belfast.

    The company was founded by Charles Hughes, Harry's grand uncle in 1904, and revenues have grown from €200,000 in 1979 to more than €165 million in 2017.

    Harry was awarded the EY entrepreneur of the year in 2017 and is recognised as a visionary leader who has built a world class business alongside his brothers Cathal and Owen. Portwest trades in 110 countries, continues to grow at over 25% per annum and now employees over 2600 people worldwide.

    The NI Chamber and Danske Bank Export First dinner forms part of NI Chamber’s Learn Grow Excel suite of business support services which is designed to support companies of all sizes in their ambition to grow.

    Businesses can register their interest to attend via www.northernirelandchamber.com

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