Perth played host to the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Western region awards overnight, where top entrepreneurs gathered together for a number of key announcements.
The winners of the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award, by category, included Sasha de Bretton of Million Dollar Makeovers (Emerging), Dale Alcock of ABN Group (Industry), Daniel Tucker of Carey Mining Pty Ltd (Services) and Damione Wright of Performance On Hand (Technology).
Others to be recognised in the non-competitive regional award categories were Professor Peter Klinken from Western Australian Institute for Medical Research and Janet Holmes a Court AC from Janet Holmes a Court Collection.
“Entrepreneurs inspire others with their innovative approach. By challenging the status quo they create significant economic benefit and social change,” Ernst & Young managing director Michael Anghie said.
He said the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are a celebration of the feats achieved by these individuals, all of whom make a significant difference to local, national and global communities.
“Ernst & Young congratulates all of our 2012 Western region award winners and nominees and commend them for their innovation, determination and entrepreneurial spirit,” he added.
The Western region winners will venture to Sydney later this year in November to compete for the title of 2012 Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year.
The winner of this title will then travel to Monte Carlo next year to battle it out in The Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.