All the Entrepreneur of the Year judges have achieved success in their own right and possess the skills and integrity that are necessary to recognise and select outstanding entrepreneurial individuals who have epitomised the entrepreneurial spirit.
Entries will be evaluated according to strict criteria, which include the company’s strategic direction, its financial performance, its record of innovation, and, importantly, its community impact.
- Preliminary Round: All entries will be reviewed and a preliminary shortlist will be selected for interview.
- Interview Round: Successful entrants will be interviewed at their place of business and a comprehensive report will be prepared for the judges.
- Regional Finals: Judges will then announce a further shortlist of 96 regional finalists –24 per region. A final will take place in each region and one entrepreneur from each of the six categories will be announced as a Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner, and emerge as a National Finalist.
A total of 24 finalists will take centre stage at the grand final in December. This will be a celebratory evening attended by hundreds of national and international guests where the 24 entrepreneurs will receive the plaudits of their peers and the recognition they deserve. One national winner will be announced in each category, and from these, one will be crowned the 2015 Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner.