The search is on for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year


EY has announced the launch of Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016, considered the world's most prestigious business awards that recognise entrepreneurs. It starts at a local level, with a regional programme across the South of England.


Now in its 30th year globally and 18th 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 East of England, who have demonstrated entrepreneurial flair whilst growing or turning around the fortunes of their organisation in the UK or overseas – whether 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. The programme starts at a local level, with other regional programmes taking place in Scotland, the North of England and the Midlands. 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.   

Entrepreneur Of The Year offers the opportunity to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and to raise the profile of your business at a regional, national and global level. Joining the network allows business leaders to benefit from EY insight into ways to help accelerate their business growth, developed over years of working with some of the world’s most inspirational entrepreneurs.

Stuart Wilkinson, partner at EY in Cambridge (pictured), said: “The 2016 programme is open and the search has begun for the most innovative entrepreneurs in the East of England, including Cambridge – an area well-known for its entrepreneurial business community.

“We continue to see investment across the East of England 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.”

How to enter:

Do you know someone who is making an impact in the East of England, inspiring others with their vision, leadership and achievement, then why not nominate them?

If you would like details on how to enter EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, contact Ruby Sharoon-Khan on 01223 394 456 or or visit  Entries close on 11 March 2016.



EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. With over 400 employees in our Cambridge and Luton offices, our teams provide a range of services to a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, life sciences, consumer products and retail, technology, real estate and construction, health, and the public sector. The broad array of companies across the East allows us to bring real, relevant and key insights to our clients.