Limerick’s finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards named

Conor Hanley (FIRE1) with Eimear McCrann and Roger Wallace (EY). Photo: Naoise Culhane

LIMERICK’S finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards have been announced.

Kasper Weber Anderson and Liam McMahon from Beyond Creative Ltd, have been announced as Limerick’s finalists for the prestigious annual business awards.

They will join 23 other shortlisted finalists from across Ireland to battle it out for the overall EY Entrepreneur of the Year title in November.

Beyond Creative Ltd is shortlisted in the Emerging category, which is for businesses who have been trading for a minimum of two years and who are growing quickly.

The 24 finalists of the 2024 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards employ a combined total of over 4,000 people and generate revenues of over €700million.

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Beyond Creative is a video games company that creates branded games and experiences for the Fortnite Creative platform.

It has already worked with companies such as SuperBowl LV, the American NFL, Verizon, and Chipotle, creating sponsored game experiences in the Fortnite Creative platform.

Roger Wallace, partner lead for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, said: “Each year we enter in to the nomination process hopeful and excited about the incredible people and businesses we are about to meet, and this year we were honoured to receive the most nominations ever in the history of the programme.”

“Our finalists hail from a diverse mix of backgrounds and are at the helm of some of the most inspiring and innovative businesses in their industries. They are all true trailblazers – leaders with the courage and capacity to plot and follow their own path, pushing conventional boundaries and limits,” Mr Wallace said.

The winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony in November.

Harry Hughes, CEO of Portwest and chairperson of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year judging panel said that “the high quality of all of the nominations received for the programme this year really emphasised that entrepreneurship is very much alive and kicking across the island of Ireland”.

“Choosing just 24 finalists was extremely tough but I would like to congratulate this year’s finalists and extend a very warm welcome into the EOY community.”