Donegal’s entrepreneurs have been encouraged to put themselves forward for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 awards.
The programme is open to entrepreneurs from all sectors and growth stages, across the country.
Entrepreneurs from the county are urged to put themselves forward to follow in the footsteps of well-known Donegal based business people, Ramona Nicholas, Cara Pharmacy, Declan Gallagher, Oilean Glas Teo, who were finalists in 2017 and 2009, respectively.
Kevin McLoughlin, Partner Lead for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Ireland said: “I am delighted to launch the 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, now in its 22nd year.
“This year we are committed to supporting and encouraging our island’s entrepreneurs to be brave and to be bold, whether that means taking a first step with a brilliant idea, or taking a calculated risk to drive growth in their business.
“They will be able to take inspiration from, and tap into the vast knowledge of Ireland’s most fearless entrepreneurs who have gone through this programme in the past.
“I am really proud that we now have an Alumni network of 500 entrepreneurs who have benefited from the programme and remain connected to it.”
He added: “A highlight of the programme will be when our finalists go on our renowned international CEO Retreat taking place this year in Hong Kong, designed to help Irish entrepreneurs transform their thinking and vision through executive education and inspiration from some of the world’s leading CEOs.”
Operating in more than 60 countries worldwide, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is recognised as the most prestigious business accolade’s for entrepreneurs.
Divided into three categories – Emerging, Industry and International – the programme has eight finalists chosen per category.
The awards are open to businesses of all sizes and sectors with the overall winner going on to represent the country at the World Entrepreneur of the Year finals in Monaco in June 2020.
The theme of this year’s programme is “Be Brave, Be Bold” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes across the island of Ireland are invited to submit their nominations until 15 February. The 24 finalists for 2019 will be announced on 23 April.Tags: