Manorhamilton entrepreneur, Padraig McBride, founder and Chief Finanacial Officer of Brandtone Ltd, has been announced as the winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 programme inthe ‘Emerging Category.’
Padraig won the award with his business partner Donald Fitzmaurice, CEO of Brandtone.
The company was established in 2010 and creates mobile digital marketing solutions for leading brands.
With a combined workforce of over 5,000 people and turnover of €1.5 billion, 24 businesses were selected for this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year with finalists across three categories - emerging, industry and international.
Selected by an independent judging panel of previous winners chaired by 2006 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winner Anne Heraty (Cpl Resources plc), the 24 finalists represent a broad spectrum of sectors from technology, manufacturing and life sciences through to engineering, agriculture and health & beauty.
As part of the 6-month development programme, the 24 finalists joined100 entrepreneurs for a week-long CEO Retreat to Berlin and Munich in June.