EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

Broadlake is thrilled to learn that two of the entrepreneurs it works with have been nominated for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015.


Alyson Hogg, CEO & founder of the Northern Irish based self-tan brand has been nominated for the International Category. Broadlake invested in Vita Liberata in early 2012. Since that time the Company has undergone huge international growth with over 50% of its sales coming from outside the UK and Ireland. Vita Liberata was awarded the Queens Award for International Trade in 2014 and 2015 in recognition of this achievement.

Michael Hoyne, founder of the Kilkenny headquartered shower enclosure manufacturer Merlyn Industries has been nominated for the Industry Category. Michael Hoyne founded Merlyn in 2000 and has overseen a period of significant growth in the Company. Broadlake recently announced that it had agreed to take a minority stake in Merlyn to support the Senior Management Team in growing the business.


The winners of the three categories and the overall EY Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced in October.