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Megazyme named as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list

09 Feb , 2018

Award Presentation Megazyme has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM, and has reached the final of Europe’s largest business awards!

For the second year in a row, Professor Barry V. McCleary, CEO of Megazyme, has won the award as National Champion for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. Megazyme will now represent Ireland and take part in the grand final in Warsaw in May 2018, where the final 12 European winners will be announced.

McCleary is delighted to have been chosen as the National Winner, having demonstrated exceptional achievement and by reflecting the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics. Innovation is at the core of the business. An ‘ideas company’ which was founded and developed based on its ability to identify and fulfill actual analytical needs in the areas in which it operates.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, Europe’s largest cross-sector business competition, said: “We wanted to recognise more widely the many incredible business success stories from across Europe.”

He continued: “The talent, dedication and innovation at the heart of these companies creates jobs and opportunity, and is what drives their country’s prosperity. The ‘Ones to Watch’ lists will set a benchmark of success for the European business community.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and long-term sponsors of the Awards, said: “To be listed as a ‘Ones to Watch’ is a real accolade. At RSM, we work with companies across Europe and beyond, advising them on all areas of their business and we are passionate about encouraging success and prosperity. We wish these dynamic companies every success in the future.”

About the European Business Awards:

The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

The European Business Awards programme serves the European business community in three ways:

•             It celebrates and endorses individuals’ and organisations’ success

•             It provides and promotes examples of excellence for the business community to aspire to

•             It engages with the European business community to create debate on key issues


The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries.