B&F’s Michael Barry – 1 of 24 for Entrepreneur of Year Award

Founder and Managing Director of Barry & Fitzwilliam Michael Barry will be one of 24 finalists vying for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2012 this October.

Headquartered in Cork, the company has exclusive distribution rights to over 100 well-known brands including Corona, Tia Maria, Teachers, McGuigan, Hardys and Villa Maria. The company supplies 3,000 direct on- and off-trade accounts while distributing to a further 5,000 clients through the wholesale channel.

In this, the 15th anniversary year of the Awards, all 24 finalists, their guests and other luminaries of the entrepreneurial community will gather at the annual Gala Ceremony to be broadcast via RTE Television and online from Citywest Hotel on Thursday, 25th October.

The overall winner will go forward to represent Ireland at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year finals in Monte Carlo next June where he or she will compete with over 55 country winners for the prestigious global title.

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