Nominations are now open for the 2013 Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Each year, global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, Ernst & Young, conduct a search to find the best entrepreneur in Australia and in over 50 other countries.
Considered the most prestigious business award in the world, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program aims to recognise entrepreneurs who have made a significant contribution to the business community.
“Entrepreneurs believe in a better way of doing things. They are inspirational, passionate, calculated risk takers who find opportunities where others only see obstacles”, said Bryan Zekulich, Ernst & Young’s Oceania Entrepreneur Of The Year leader.
Since its inception in 2001, the Entrepreneur of The Year program has recognised over 1,200 Australians, including last year’s winner, Anthony Podesta, founder of McMillan Shakespeare, a marker leader in outsourced renumeration and asset management services. Other past winners include the entrepreneurial brains behind companies such as iiNet, Carsales.com.au, ResMed and Atlassian.
“Australia is home to a wealth of entrepreneurial talent and we are calling on people to nominate themselves or another inspiring entrepreneur they know to be a part of this year’s program”, said Zekulich.
Nominees will be assessed according to six key criteria: entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, personal integrity and influence, financial performance, strategic direction, and national and global impact.
Nomination are open until Friday, 22 March, 2013.
For more information on the program or to nominate for the 2013 Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year awards, visit www.eoy.ey.com.au.