24 businesses shortlisted for Entrepreneur Of The Year award

Twenty-four business leaders have been shortlisted for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award 2011.

Twenty-four business leaders have been shortlisted for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award 2011.

A record 140 nominations were received for this year’s awards.

Ernst & Young's Frank O’Keeffe said: "As Ireland continues on the path to economic recovery, we need to look towards and celebrate our entrepreneurs and their businesses."

The 24 businesses that have made it to the final stages employ about 11,000 individuals between them.

The 24 finalists are:

Emerging

Annadale Technologies - Denis McCarthy

Blue Insurances Ltd/ Multitrip.com- Ciaran Mulligan & Rowan Devereux

Bubblebum UK Ltd - Grainne Kelly

Joule - Ronan Ginnell & Ian Barrett

Crospon - John O'Dea

Crowley Carbon Ltd - Norman Crowley

The Now Factory - Tom Morrisroe

Dublin Aerospace - Conor McCarthy

Industry

Homecare Independent Living - Mairead Mackle

PFH Technology Group Limited - Paul Hourican

Itsabagel Ltd - Domini & Peaches Kemp

Largo Food Exports - Raymond Coyle

Noonan - John O'Donoghue

Argento - Peter Boyle

Centre For English Studies - Justin Quinn

Version 1 - Justin Keatinge

International

Openet - Joe Hogan & Niall Norton

Telestack Limited - Adrian McCutcheon

Texthelp Systems Limited - Mark McCusker

MJM Group - Brian McConville

Munster Simms Eng Ltd (Whale Water Systems) - Patrick Hurst

XSP - Brendan Farrell

Intune Networks Ltd - John Dunne & Tom Farrell

Sammon Contracting Group Ltd - Miceal Sammon

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