EY has launched Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016, an awards programme celebrating the region’s best entrepreneurs.
EY is calling for nominations from business leaders in Yorkshire who have demonstrated entrepreneurial flair, whilst growing or turning around the fortunes of their organisation in the UK or overseas.
The programme is now accepting entries until 11 March 2016, with finalists announced in April. The programme starts at a regional level. Regional winners will then progress to the UK finals, and the overall UK winner will go on to compete for the title of World Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monte Carlo next year.
In 2015, executive chairman of Leeds-based Pure Gym Peter Roberts was named Overall North of England EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, while he also won a category at the UK awards.
Now in its 30th year globally and 18th in the UK, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year programme recognises the passion and drive behind entrepreneurial businesses whether private or listed, socially-orientated, family-owned or private equity-backed, across all commercial and industrial sectors. The awards are now held in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries worldwide.
Catherine Reid, EY director and Yorkshire Entrepreneur Of The Year Leader, said: “Entrepreneurs are critical to the economy in Yorkshire and our awards recognise their success stories.
“It is important that we continue to celebrate entrepreneurs and nurture the high growth businesses of the future. Their ability to deliver jobs, wealth and growth to support economic expansion will be critical in helping to build the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.”
Stuart Watson, EY’s Yorkshire senior partner and UK Entrepreneur Of The Year Leader, said: “The last 12 months have seen some outstanding entrepreneurial successes in our region, and now we’re looking for the best of that talent to join this year’s programme and celebrate their achievements.”