Calling All Entrepreneurs

2012 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards now open for nominations

The David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards honour the enterprising spirit within Business, the Arts and in the Social community.

“We’re looking for entrepreneurs who impress and excite us, with a passionate, can-do attitude, full of potential,” says Dr. Chris Horn, chair of the panel of judges. “We want to find someone who embodies the qualities that made David Manley such an inspiration to entrepreneurs. In return, the sponsors and team behind the David Manley Awards commit to using our skills and expertise to make a major impact on the success of the winner – we want to make a really big difference and bring them up the next few rungs of the ladder to success.

The prize fund for the David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Award is worth over €100,000 and the nine short-listed entrants receive mentoring. In addition, the overall winner gets €10,000 in cash and mentoring and consultancy services from a variety of top companies. Category winners will also receive a cash award as well as mentoring.

The closing date for the first round is 28th September 2011 and nine short-listed people will then be invited to make a more detailed submission, followed by an interview. The winner will be announced in January 2012.

Further details, including entry form and information on the entry process can be obtained on