Ireland must remain optimistic but realistic in terms of its economic future. Our island is facing many economic challenges, however we must believe that better days lie ahead, confident in the knowledge that we have the valuable human resources that will empower us to drive change and support the economic recovery – our entrepreneurs. These were the views expressed by Ernst & Young in advance of its launch of the 2012 Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards programme.
Previous winners and finalists from The Premier County include: Hugh O’Donnell, CEO of Clonmel-based Kentz Group and recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in 2009; Surecom’s James Sheehan; CEO of Cahir-based Sap Holdings, Tom Walsh; and 2010 finalists, Dave Sullivan and Malcolm Bell of Ballina-based company, Technopath.
Frank O’Keeffe, Partner-in-charge of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) programme comments: “Despite the numerous difficulties faced by our island’s economies and business in recent years, Ireland is trying hard to show the first real shoots of recovery. Fuelled by an unparalleled level of dedication and commitment, it is our entrepreneurs who are the true trailblazers and champions who will reignite our economy.”
See this week’s Tipperary Star for details