27 finalists across 18 Kiwi businesses have been announced for 2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, including our own James Fuller.
The finalists come from a diverse range of industries including space transportation, financial services, construction, food, natural paint coatings, cancer diagnostics, crime intelligence software, pet food and helping senior citizens to move home.
Director of EY Entrepreneur of the Year, New Zealand, Darren White said: “After a turbulent year filled with global uncertainty and challenges around every corner, it is a privilege to recognise the ambition, tenacity and sheer grit of these outstanding leaders, a true testament to home-grown talent taking on the world stage and bolstering the New Zealand economy.
“Their incredible stories reflect the changing landscape of entrepreneurism in New Zealand, one that features a greater emphasis on purpose, empowerment, sustainability, community and breaking down barriers. Their fearless attitude will pave the wave for more Kiwi entrepreneurs to think big and lead with purpose.”
The finalists will go on to compete to be category winners, and then for the ultimate title of EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021, which will be announced on 11 November in Auckland - with the winner then going on to compete for the title of World Entrepreneur of the Year 2021.
A huge congratulations to all of this year’s finalists, which you can find a full list of them here.