EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2013















The EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2013

The EY Entrepreneur of The Year award is considered the world’s most prestigious business award and is held in more than 140 cities and in more than 50 countries worldwide. The award covers 94% of the global economy and is continuing to grow. “This year’s programme was centred on encouraging entrepreneurs to think globally and scale their ambitions for their respective companies” said Frank O’Keeffe, Partner-in-Charge of EY Entrepreneur of The Year.

Patrick went head-to-head against 150 of Ireland’s best entrepreneurs from across the island, and was named in the top 24 finalists from three categories, emerging, industry and international. “The 24 selected finalists significantly contributed to the creation of new jobs and opportunities in Today’s challenging business environment, advancing innovation and creating value in Ireland and globally.” This year’s EOY programme has been labelled the most ambitious EOY programme to date. “The calibre of entrepreneur that applied to this year’s programme was truly outstanding” commented O’Keeffe.







Patrick’s Success

Last night’s EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2013 gala awards ceremony in Dublin first saw Patrick being awarded with the title of ‘International Entrepreneur of the Year 2013’. This was a huge achievement for Patrick and a testament to the hardworking Suretank employees.

Later in the night saw the announcement of the overall title of ‘EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2013’. Patrick was honoured to be named as the overall winner on the night and presented with the Entrepreneur of The Year title by Mike McKerr of Ernst & Young.

In his acceptance speech of this prestigious award Patrick said:

“I’m absolutely flabbergasted. I must thank my employees at Suretank. Without them, the business would not be where it is today”.

In a message to aspiring entrepreneurs, Patrick said:

“You have to have ambition. You have to believe in yourself. No matter what you do in business, you’re going to have knockbacks.”












Patrick will now go on to participate in the World Entrepreneur of The Year awards in Monte Carlo in June 2014.



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