EY Entrepreneur of the Year award: ‘Entrepreneurship should be a Leaving Cert subject’

We profile four more nominees in the industry category of the awards

The first four of eight nominees in the industry category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are run in association with Julius Baer, Enterprise Ireland, Invest NI, The Irish Times and Newstalk. The nominees will vie for the title of EY Entrepreneur of the Year at an awards ceremony later this year.

 

David Henderson, Tobermore

While Tobermore started life in 1942 as a quarry, sand and gravel business, the company soon diversified into specialist products including paving and walling having realised that there were more attractive margins to be made.

It was David Henderson’s two uncles who founded the business. His father joined the company in 1946 having returned from fighting in the second World War. In 1976, Henderson (pictured above) joined the business as a production manager, having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an engineering degree.

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