Wednesday, 31sr of August, 2011: Following the announcement of the Irish Internet Association’s (“IIA”) shortlist for this year’s Dot ie Net Visionary Awards, the IIA is delighted to announce a unique sponsorship deal with Accreate Executive Search (“Accreate”), Irelands leading executive search specialists for business leaders. Accreate were so taken by the high standard in the Best Rookiecategory, Ronan Colleran, Managing Director of Accreate, has come on board to sponsor the Best Rookie category, and has invited all of the Rookies shortlisted to attend theAwards as guests of Accreate.
Accreate specialise in business leadership positions and they have recognised in this shortlisted group, high potential talent for future industry leaders and entrepreneurs. Recognition of the significance of this category has been particularly gratifying for the IIA who launched this as a new award category for 2011.
Joan Mulvihill, CEO of the Irish Internet Association in expressing her thanks to Accreate believes “It’s important to recognise the emerging talent within the sector. While the Dot ie Net Visionary Awards recognise established industry players, its future is secured by the wealth of talent coming through. The Rookie category was designed to showcase the newcomers to the sector, some of whom are experienced managers but new to the industry and some at the very start of their careers and all showing great promise.”
She added, “We have contacted each of the shortlisted nominees with this exciting news and their response has been a resounding and recurring “This is absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much to Accreate for this!”.
Ronan Colleran, Managing Director of Accreate from Accreate commented: “We are delighted to get the opportunity to help support home-grown entrepreneurs in the fast-moving online space. In recent years, Ireland has produced a high number per capita of entrepreneurs in the online sector and it is important that we continue to nurture early stage talent in this area”.
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