June 4, 2023


Moving Forward

Finalists selected for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023

The finalists of the 2023 EY Entrepreneur Of The 12 months level of competition have been announced.

The 24 shortlisted business people span a range of sectors including technological innovation, producing, healthcare, hospitality, retail, customer merchandise, and engineering.

EY said that collectively the enterprises make yearly revenues of in excess of €700m and hire about 5,000 people.

The finalists are across three types – Rising, Proven and Worldwide – with a particular Sustainability Award presented to the finalist who is creating the biggest contribution towards environmental sustainability by way of their company.

A person all round winner will be selected at a gala awards ceremony which will consider position in November.

The shortlisted finalists are: 

Emerging  Established  Global 
Denis Collins of ActionZero Ciaran Marron of Activ8 Solar Energies Andrew Woods of Catagen
Chris Kelly of EasyGo Douglas Adams of Linked Well being Abhilash Borana of Failte Photo voltaic
Rosie Connolly & Paul Quinn of 4TH  ARQ John Desmond & John O’Callaghan of Cygnum Timber Frame Tom Keogh of Keogh’s Crisps
Deirdre O’Neill & Helen O’Neill of Hertility Michael McCambridge of McCambridges Nick Keegan of Mail Metrics
Sam Moffett of Moffett Automated Storage David Beggs of Pure Pharmacy Brian Fahey of MyComplianceOffice
Lauren Duggan, Fiona Parfrey & Aine Kilkenny of Riley Sheena Bailey & Louella Morton of TestReach Neil Skeffington of Novelplast
Declan Wynne of Skanstec Engineering Lorraine Heskin of Gourmand Meals Parlour Tom Walsh of Staycity
Ray Nangle & Geraldine Killian of The Lunch Bag Charles Cosgrave of Village Vets Ted Wright of Writech Industrial Expert services

Roger Wallace, associate lead at EY for the competition, commented: “We acquired a record amount of nominations for this year’s programme and the optimum at any time quantity of nominations for feminine business people.

“Our finalists appear from various backgrounds and communities throughout Ireland north and south, showcasing the depth of entrepreneurial spirit and talent jogging by means of the island.

“The topic for this year’s programme is ‘The Artwork of Entrepreneurship’. Equally artists and entrepreneurs are creators, considering in another way and bringing new strategies and principles which inspire and challenge. The EOY alumni team welcome and foster that spirit of innovation like no other, collectively impacting the ambition and lifestyle of our island,” Wallace added.

The winner of the 2022 opposition was Martin McKay of Texthelp.

Photo: Pictured at the announcement ended up (l-r) Eimear McCrann,  EY Entrepreneur of The Calendar year Lead Tom Keogh Founder & Managing Director of Keogh’s Crisps Aine Kilkenny, Co-founder at Riley and Roger Wallace, Husband or wife Guide for EY Entrepreneur Of The 12 months. Pic:Naoise Culhane