Search for 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is back on UTV!

The search for our 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is back on screens this September and October with a documentary series showcasing the 24 finalists . The series will broadcast for the second year running exclusively on UTV Ireland and UTV this autumn, presented by Dermot Murnaghan and Pamela Flood. Last year the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ series reached more than one million people throughout the island of Ireland – 670,000 on UTV Ireland and  413,000 viewers on UTV in Northern Ireland.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ six part documentary series profiles entrepreneurs who have overcome adversity through innovation and creativity to create world-leading businesses which are revolutionising technology, education, health, agriculture and more. It explores the lives of the people behind these businesses and the inspirational stories in their journey to success. The series premieres on Monday 26 September at 8pm and will air every Monday in the build up to the Awards Gala on Thursday 27 October.

Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV Ltd said: “The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme is highly committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs and business owners in Ireland. UTV Ireland and UTV are very proud to broadcast this series, promoting that ethos, by bringing this exciting business initiative to the audience through the exclusive broadcasting of the series this Autumn including the Awards Gala.”

“Each year, I am inspired by the breadth of talented entrepreneurs from across the island of Ireland in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme”, said Kevin McLoughlin, Partner Lead for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™. “This insightful series brings the stories of these entrepreneurs to viewers’ screens and will hopefully inspire budding entrepreneurs to take the next step in creating their own business legacy.”

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland. Media partners are Newstalk, Irish Times and UTV.

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