Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
12 November, 2007
Liam Casey, chief executive of supply chain management company PCH International, has been named "Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007". Mr Casey said he believed he won the award due to the firm's international growth. "We source components and products, taking them from a concept right to the consumer, through all the stages of manufacturing, packaging and logistics, from beginning to end," he said. Established 11 years ago in Cork, PCH currently employs over 800 people in the consumer electronics and PC industry, with offices in Ireland, China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, the US, Brazil, Britain and South Africa.
Oliver Tattan of health insurer Vivas Health - founded in 2004 and commanding 7% health insurance market share - was named "Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year" while property developer Michael Taggart of Taggart Holdings was named "Industry Entrepreneur of the Year". His Northern-based house-building firm has interests in Ireland, Britain, Eastern Europe and the USA.