Sponsoring Agency: EY
Type of Fund:
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/16/2021
Size of the Fund: Not Available
Through the Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme, EY is looking to recognise and celebrate talented individuals.
Entrepreneur Of The Year™ UK has been celebrating, supporting and connecting entrepreneurs since it first launched in the UK over 20 years ago.
In the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme, EY calls these entrepreneurs the unstoppables – the inspirational individuals whose unbounded ambition delivers the innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. And today, as they prepare for life after the COVID-19 pandemic, the contributions of such entrepreneurs are more important than ever. The dynamism and innovative thinking they provide, while scaling-up, will be essential to the recovery, creating opportunities and jobs that will help to build the foundations of a rejuvenated economy with a renewed focus on sustainable growth.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme was established more than 30 years ago and today operates in more than 60 countries and 145 cities around the world.
By participating, entrepreneurs can connect with their peers, access relevant insights to help navigate their growth journey and raise the profile of their companies and teams. The UK winner then competes for the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.
• The business must be based, or have its chief operations, in the UK, and have been incorporated for two years as of 1 January 2021.
• The business leader is responsible for the company's success and has been in post a minimum of two years as of 1 January 2021.
• The business leader has a significant personal financial stake in the business, either directly or via share options.
• Entrepreneurial spirit
o Sets high standards and demonstrates a desire to be successful
o Takes risks and overcomes significant obstacles
o Demonstrates perseverance and learns from experience
o Pioneers new approaches or technologies
o Develops products and services ahead of the market
o Builds a culture of innovation and invests in research and development
• National and global impact
o Increases market share
o Enables international growth and reach
o Expands into new markets
• Purpose-driven leadership
o Demonstrates personal values that earn respect from key stakeholders
o Maintains the highest ethical and quality standards across the business
o Commits the organisation to an inspiring purpose
o Enables a more sustainable future for all
• Strategic direction
o Develops a vision with goals for future growth and expansion
o Builds an effective team and strategic alliances
o Measures and benchmarks progress against goals
• Value creation
o Creates value for stakeholders
o Drives strong financial performance
o Develops human capital
o Drives strategies for long-term sustainable results
More information at: https://www.ey.com/en_uk/entrepreneur-of-the-year