Congratulations, Stijn Nijhuis! The CEO of Enreach, was elected last night as the winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award during the final of the 25th Dutch edition of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program. The award has been handed out in more than sixty countries for over thirty years. The award is intended to recognise entrepreneurship and to encourage and support entrepreneurs to get the best out of themselves, their customers and their employees.
The jury referred to Stijn as "the Elon Musk of the future". With the purpose to 'Create Contact Magic', Enreach offers integrated communications and collaboration solutions ('unified communications') to more than 2.1 million business users. Through partnerships and acquisitions, Enreach has rapidly grown from a Dutch scale-up to a pan-European company, with the ambition to become a global player. The jury praises Stijn for his “unstoppable” ambition, courage and leadership. As the Dutch winner, Nijhuis also has a chance to become EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year. The international election will take place next June in Monaco.
Stijn says he is pleasantly surprised with this prestigious prize and recognition. “I feel very honoured to have been elected and to receive this award, especially looking at the other inspiring entrepreneurs and finalists, Bing Go (Go-Tan), Nils Clement (Euro Caps), Henri and Jeanette Veldsink (Veldsink Groep) and Rob Hermans (Fletcher Hotels)” he says. “My thanks go to my entire team all over Europe, who ensured we could celebrate this beautiful moment together and of course to all customers and partners of Enreach, who every day put their trust in us and challenge me to be a better entrepreneur” he adds.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year title is awarded yearly and is recognised as the most prestigious entrepreneurial award in the world. With this programme, EY puts the 'entrepreneur behind the company' in the spotlight and emphasises the importance of mature entrepreneurship for the Dutch economy.