Success, scandal and distraction: the business world’s winners and losers of 2021

In a sequel to 2020 no one wanted, some thrived, some slumped and some were unlucky

Izzy Keane and Ailbhe Keane whose company Izzy Wheels designs colourful wheelchair wheel covers, claimed the EU’s Rising Innovator Award for women entrepreneurs following the launch of Disney x Izzy, a collaboration with the near-100 year-old media empire that saw it produce covers adorned with characters from Minnie Mouse to Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Izzy Keane and Ailbhe Keane whose company Izzy Wheels designs colourful wheelchair wheel covers, claimed the EU’s Rising Innovator Award for women entrepreneurs following the launch of Disney x Izzy, a collaboration with the near-100 year-old media empire that saw it produce covers adorned with characters from Minnie Mouse to Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Goodbye 2021, the sequel to 2020 that dared to ratchet up January doom several apocalyptic notches and then stumbled on in that spirit for months.

It was the kind of year when billionaires voted with their rockets and headed off-planet while everyone on earth with a livelihood in deep freeze wondered if the sun would shine again. Not exactly vintage.

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