Local man in final of Entrepreneur of the Year

THE managing director of a highly successful local firm has been named as one of the twenty-four finalists for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) Programme 2013.

Seamus McKeague, from Creagh Concrete Products who have business interests in Dunloy and Corkey as well as elsewhere through Northern Ireland and Britain will go head-to-head with more than 150 of Ireland’s best entrepreneurs. The 24 finalists were selected from three categories – emerging, industry and international. The entrepreneurs’ businesses represent a diverse range of sectors from financial services and technology to agriculture and manufacturing.

Founded in 1976, Creagh Concrete Products, a family-run business, is a producer of precast and prestressed concrete products suitable for all types of construction.

The finalists will join a group of 100 entrepreneurs, all previous finalists and winners of the EOY programme, for a week-long CEO Retreat taking place between Chicago, Notre Dame University and New York in June. The week will include world-class executive education sessions with globally renowned experts in growth and internationalisation, as well as master classes with CEOs of some of the world’s biggest multinationals.

Each category and the overall winner of the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards will be announced at the EOY Gala Night taking place in Dublin on October 24th. The overall winner will then go on to participate in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards in Monte Carlo in June 2014.