Empired Managing Director Russell Baskerville nominated for Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award

18 May 2015

18 May 2015 - Empired Managing Director Russell Baskerville has been announced as one of 21 nominee's for the Ernst & Young Australian Entrepreneur of the Year program for its western region awards.

Empired was delighted to announce today that Managing Director Russell Baskerville has been nominated for the EY Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Other nominations include established business figures including LNG Ltd chief executive Maurice Brand and GMA Garnet Group’s Torsten Ketelsen, as well as emerging entrepreneurs such as Suzanne Daubney of Bannister Downs Dairy.

“Each of the nominees in this year’s program has the courage and conviction to make their business dreams a reality and, in the process, they are helping build a better working world by creating new jobs, driving innovation and productivity, boosting the economy and inspiring others,” EY’s WA managing partner, Michael Anghie, said.

The regional awards will be announced on July 23 in Perth, with the winners competing for national honours in Sydney in October.

The 21 nominees are Russell Baskerville (Empired), Matthew Allen (Subcon Technologies), Paul Bitdorf (Nicheliving), Maurice Brand (LNG), Damian Collins (Momentum Wealth), Suzanne Daubney (Bannister Downs Dairy), Ayman Haydar (Haydar), Scott Houston (Executive Risk Solutions), Torsten Ketelsen (GMA Garnet Group), Lauren Knee (Silk), Veronica Macpherson (MACRO Realty Developments), Rick Musarra (CraneCorp Australia), Petra Nelson (Bright People Technologies), Savvas Papadopoulos (Aerison), Tim St Pierre (Resonance Health), Marcus Tan (HealthEngine), Craig Thompson (Sea Corporation) and Benjamin Trinh (Life Ready Health Group).


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