EY entrepreneur of the year 2023 opens for nominations
The EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 programme has opened for nominations for entrepreneurs from emerging, established, and international businesses operating across all industry sectors across the island of Ireland.
EY will seek to recognise and celebrate entrepreneurs who "apply their unique vision and skill to create and build businesses that leave a valuable and lasting impact" on their communities and economies.
The theme for this year's programme is 'The Art of Entrepreneurship,' and the deadline for nominations is 2 March.
"We are very excited to invite entrepreneurs from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to submit their nominations for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 programme," said Roger Wallace, partner lead of EY Entrepeneur of the Year Ireland.
"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.
"At EY we are proud to support entrepreneurs who are actively seeking to take their businesses to the next level. Over the years, we’ve had applications from a diverse range of sectors including tech, life sciences, food, construction, retail, manufacturing and more.
"We are keen to receive nominations, across industries, age groups, gender, location, and background. In addition, to being part of our exciting awards programme, the selected finalists will join our illustrious alumni – a truly unique group of leading entrepreneurs who continuously support and drive each other to ever greater heights.”
The awards programme is divided into emerging, established and international categories, with eight finalists chosen per category, and the competition is open to entrepreneurs from all sectors and growth stages.
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.