The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program was established more than 30 years ago and today operates in more than 60 countries and 145 cities around the world.
By participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program, entrepreneurs can connect with their peers, access relevant insights to help navigate their growth journey and raise the profile of their companies and teams. Each program culminates in the announcement of an overall winner who then competes for the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.
The Malta award is entering its fifth year, promotes entrepreneurship across the Maltese islands and empowers entrepreneurs to grow their businesses both locally and globally.
The winner will be heading to Monaco in June 2022 to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award, an event that brings together national winners from more than 60 countries.
• Entrepreneurial spirit, leadership and acting as a role model
• Financial Performance and business growth
• Strategic direction of the business
• Global and sustainable impact of entrepreneurial activity
• Innovation and future prospects of products or services
• Exclusive network: Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni represent some of the most influential, innovative and exclusive entrepreneurs in the world. Winners become part of this influential and exclusive community. They also gain access to investors, key business leaders, speaking engagements and media opportunities.
• Brand awareness: Just being nominated can elevate awareness of your company through exposure to other entrepreneurs, sponsors, judges and guests. The winners also benefit from significant awareness internationally which could drive the next phase of your company’s growth.
• Recognition: For contribution to the community, entrepreneurial sector and national economy.
• Strong relationships: Investors, customers and potential recruits take notice of finalists and winners. Employee morale can be lifted across the organisation.
• The entrepreneur should be the owner or hold a stake in the company and is responsible for the business growth over the past few years.
• The entrepreneur is an active member of the company management for at least two consecutive years (e.g. Executive Board, Management Board or Supervisory Board) and have a key influence on decision making.
• The entrepreneur must have deserving credit for business success of the proper company or the company the candidate works for, with at least 2 years in a managerial position continuously.
• The business must be headquartered or have its core operations in Malta (subsidiaries of foreign entities are sometimes allowed into the competition but need to be thoroughly examined and discussed).
• The business must have been established for at least 2 years as of 1st January 2022.