The Fitzpatrick Design Collection's very own Paul Fitzpatrick was very honoured to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2009. The programme which now runs in more than 40 countries and recieves over 10,000 entries annually, celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses.
Commenting on the launch of this year's programme, Enda Kelly, Partner in-Charge, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Programme said, "Entrepreneurial behavior continues to fuel the engine of innovation and growth around the world. The Entrepreneur of the Year Programme is about fostering and facilitating entrepreneurial excellence - both in Ireland and across the world. The Awards ensure national and international recognition for Irish Entrepreneurs and their companies, and helps to create role models, who in turn, foster further enterprise in Ireland".
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year is run in association with The Irish Times, RTE, Enterprise Ireland, Inter TradeIreland, Invest Northern Ireland, Newstalk and Trinity Business School.
Pictured Left - Right at the 2009 awards: Lisa Fitzpatrick & Paul Fitzpatrick