SKIBBEREEN businessman Maurice Healy has been shortlisted as one of the 24 finalists in the 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year.
The 19th year of the programme focuses on the theme of building a business legacy, and includes mentoring initiatives, bespoke executive education and an international CEO retreat to Boston. Maurice Healy, of the Healy Group, a former Skibbereen St Fachtna’s De La Salle student, is a finalist in the International category.
He established the Healy Group – an ingredients and chemical distributor – in Dublin, after moving there at 18. He was brought up as one of a family of nine children on Bridge Street in Skibbereen, where his mother ran a restaurant.
Maurice is also a well known philanthropist, and set up the Healy Foundation in 2009, to support a number of charities.
He is also a supporter of the Ludgate Digital Hub initiative in the town. As the EY finalists progress through the programme, the judging panel will determine the winners 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. The winners will be announced at the televised Awards Gala night in October.