The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards
They've met the competition, they've faced the judges and now 24 of Ireland's greatest entrepreneurial success stories will join the who's who in Irish business as they compete for the prestigious title of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.
Airing on RTÉ One at 10.50pm live from the Citywest, Mark Little and Kathryn Thomas will take to the stage to present this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards where over 1,400 of Ireland's most illustrious business leaders will gather to celebrate the success of the 24 entrepreneurs shortlisted for the coveted accolade.
Split between three categories - Emerging, Industry and International - the 24 finalists represent the full spectrum of Irish businesses, from the emerging "ones-to-watch" to Ireland's global market leaders. After months of deliberations by the independent judging panel chaired by Pádraig Ó Ceidigh and comprised of entrepreneurial heavyweights such as Denis O'Brien, Liam Casey, Anne Heraty, Pat McDonagh, Ed Harty, Terry Clune, Michael Carey, Brian Long and Jerry Kennelly, the winners of each of the three categories will finally be revealed at the glittering Awards Gala before they go head-to-head to be named the overall EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014. The overall winner will then go forward to represent Ireland at World Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monte Carlo in June 2015.