As the overall winner, Harry Hughes will now go on to represent Ireland at the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monte Carlo next June. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Harry Hughes, chief executive of the Co Mayo-based safety wear company Portwest, has scooped this year’s overall EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. T(...)

26/10/2017 -- Winner of the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year Jack Teeling of Teeling Whiskey Company.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Jack Teeling, the founder and chief executive of Teeling Whiskey, has won top prize in the emerging category at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards(...)

Alan Foy of Blueface: “There seems to be an increased appetite for cloud communications in enterprises which is driving new demand.”

Alan Foy is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of Blueface, a leading global unified communications as a service (UCaaS) p(...)

Frances and Fergus McArdle of Height for Hire: “Success for us is about getting everyone home safe to their families”

Height for Hire has been in business for nearly 40 years. The family-owned company has more than 2,000 machines and operates from 20 locations across (...)

Kevin O’Loughlin of Nostra Technologies: “Our role is to understand where technology is going and how that affects our clients”

Kevin O’Loughlin describes himself as a driven entrepreneur who has built and sustained Nostra over the past 10 years. He loves fast cars almost as mu(...)

Kevin describes himself as a driven entrepreneur who has built and sustained Nostra over the last 10 years. A man who loves fast cars almost as much a(...)

Jane Gallagher and Róisín Callaghan of Cogs&Marvel: “We have been on an amazing expansion path over the past few years and we want this to continue.”

Established in Dublin in 2006 by Róisín Callaghan and Jane Gallagher, Cogs& Marvel is a fast-growing creative events and brand experience agency. (...)

Louis Keating of L&M Keating: “Our strength is in our people”

Keating was born and raised in Dublin. After achieving a first-class honours degree in engineering, he worked for a number of companies, including ESB(...)

Jim Burke of GoBus: “We have seen increased demand for our services over the past 12 months with a 10 per cent growth rate during this time.”

Jim Burke joined the family transport business in 1976 and during his time with the company he learned all aspects of the trade from school transporta(...)

Ramona Nicholas of Cara Pharmacy: “Literally overnight we went from owner-managers to a group structure with our revenue changing from €1.5 million to more than €10 million”

Ramona Nicholas is a self-made, award-winning entrepreneur who established the Cara Group of pharmacies in 2002 with her husband, Canice. Over the las(...)

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