Most daring entrepreneurs
Three P.E.I. businesses up for EY awards
Three Prince Edward Island businesses are among 32 finalists across eight categories in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Atlantic Awards program.
Through the program, EY (formerly known as Ernst and Young) is recognizing entrepreneurs who dare to take risks, dive into uncertainty and overcome challenges with innovative solutions.
“Although Atlantic (Canada) is one of the smaller regions, our entrepreneurs certainly have no less drive,” says Gina Kinsman, Entrepreneur of the Year Atlantic program director. “This year’s finalists dare to dream big and aren’t letting uncertainty stop them from stepping on the gas. They’re forward-thinking, developing solutions to problems we don’t know exist. I’m proud to have them represent the Atlantic region.”
Coleman-based Trout River Industries is a finalist in the manufacturing and construction category. Coach Atlantic Transportation Group from Charlottetown is nominated in the business to business products and services category. Upstreet Craft Brewing from Charlottetown is vying in the hospitality and tourism category.
EY says the businesses of this year’s Atlantic finalists employ over 6,000 people and see year-over-year growth with a sum of almost $1.7 billion in annual revenues.
The winners will be named at an awards gala in Moncton on Oct. 5. One of those category winners will be named the overall Atlantic winner and will later compete with winners from Québec, Ontario, Prairies and Pacific for the Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year title. The Canadian winner will go on to compete with winners from more than 50 countries for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year, in June 2018.
Visit ey.com/ca/eoy for more program details and a complete list of category finalists and to attend one of the regional galas across the country.