Entrepreneur and CEO of Integrity360, Eoin Goulding has been announced as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Awards 2015.
The awards program recognises entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Speaking about the award shortlist Eoin said, “I’m absolutely ecstatic to be shortlisted. I’m honoured to be listed alongside great entrepreneurs and I’m looking forward to being part of the EOY community. Being shortlisted is also a real testament to the achievements of our fantastic team at Integrity360 who deserve this recognition and praise for all of their hard work.
Now in its tenth year, Integrity360 has grown consistently year on year since its establishment in 2005, highlighting its position as the largest IT security specialist in Ireland, and the fastest growing in the UK. The company offers a full 360 degree security services offering to its enterprise clients which includes Managed Security, Security testing, Incident Handling, Security Integration and Governance, Risk and Compliance services. Its clients can be found in all business verticals and include some of the largest and most well-known brands in the country.
Kevin McLoughlin, partner lead for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme, said the programme continues to unearth companies that are “excelling on a remarkable scale. It is particularly heartening to see the diversity within this year’s shortlist, including a number of strong female candidates and entrepreneurs under the age of 30,” he added.
Representing the full spectrum of industries, Integrity360 is among 24 finalist companies who together employ more than 5,000 people and generate annual revenues of €1.5 billion. The finalists are selected by an independent panel of judges who will make their decision based on a number of criteria, including: innovation; value creation; strategic direction; financial performance; national and global impact; and the entrepreneur’s contribution to society and industry.
About EY Entrepreneur of the Year
EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognises the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognising them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
As part of the 6-month development programme, the 24 finalists will join 100 entrepreneurs – all previous EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists – for a week-long CEO Retreat to Berlin and Munich in June. Focused on the future of industry, the CEO Retreat will include executive education with the European School of Management and Technology; site visits to the biggest names in German industry, including the BMW headquarters, and masterclasses with the decision makers at the helm of Germany’s most successful start-ups and globally renowned indigenous companies.