EY launches Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the South West


Richard Jones

EY has announced the launch of Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016.

It is an award that recognises entrepreneurs through its regional programme across the South of England.

Now in its 30th year globally and 17th in the UK, Entrepreneur Of The Year support EY’s overall commitment to entrepreneurship and celebrates business leaders who are helping to reshape the regional economy.

EY is calling for nominations from business leaders in the South West, who have demonstrated entrepreneurial flair whilst growing or turning around the fortunes of their organisation in the UK or overseas.

It is aimed at private or listed, socially orientated, family-owned or private equity backed, across all commercial and industrial sectors.

Entries are now open until 11 March 2016, with finalists announced in April.

Regional winners then progress to the UK finals in October, and the overall UK winner goes on to compete for the title of World Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monte Carlo next year.

Richard Jones, senior partner at EY in the South West said: “We continue to see investment across the South West and, as a consequence, we see growth opportunities for companies looking to expand and grow.

“At EY, we’re passionate about helping these high potential businesses grow their operations, both in the UK and overseas.

“EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year programme celebrates the success of these businesses in driving innovation, creativity and confidence in the local market and ultimately creating jobs, wealth and prosperity across the region.”