EKF joins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year as a new business partner


From 2020 onwards EKF becomes part of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme which pays tribute to the most accomplished and innovative growth companies in Denmark. Over the next few months, the programme will bring together successful entrepreneurs and company owners from all over the country.

As a new business partner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, EKF helps to highlight and honour Danish companies who successfully develop their businesses, foster innovation and secure growth and jobs. Established in Denmark 23 years ago, the business recognition programme is one of the largest in the world, gathering the most accomplished growth companies from more than 60 countries every year.

We wish to remind the companies that EKF is ready to help them on their way into the world

”We are extremely pleased with our new role as business partner of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. We look forward to honouring and acknowledging some of the extraordinary participants in the programme as they help to secure growth and progress in Denmark. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is also an excellent forum for promoting EKF. Growth often goes hand in hand with exports and internationalisation. We wish to remind the companies that EKF is ready to help them on their way into the world”, says Tine Lundegaard, COO of EKF.

Danish export success of the future

This partnership will ensure a close dialogue between the participants, EKF, EY and other business partners who will take part in the regional and national finals.
Apart from the award in the main competition, there will also be increased focus on start-ups, life science and social entrepreneurship.

“We are glad that EKF has joined us as a new business partner to support entrepreneurship and growth in Denmark. EKF helps to guide Danish companies safely into the world and many of the participants are particularly concerned with aspects related to internationalisation and export potentials, especially in the face of the current challenges”, says Søren Smedegaard Hvid, partner in EY and head of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in Denmark.

Further information: Søren Weber Stendal, Senior Digital Marketing Consultant, +45 20 19 45 21, sws@ekf.dk.

Facts about EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year pays tribute to the most accomplished and most innovative growth companies.
  • Going into its 33rd year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year takes place in more than 60 countries and is the largest global business recognition programme in the world.
  • Apart from economic growth, election of the winner will be based on factors such as the entrepreneur´s role, values, management and social commitment.
  • The strongest Danish candidates will participate in the regional nominations before the national winner is elected on 21 January 2021 in Copenhagen.
  • The Danish company Kvadrat A/S was the winner of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019.

EY goes through all Danish companies except those with less than 20 employees, publicly owned companies and companies with majority foreign ownership. Subsequently, the candidates will be presented to an independent jury who will elect the regional and national winners.

Main business partner: Danske Bank. Other business partners besides EKF Denmark´s Export Credit Agency: Dansk Industri (The Confederation of Danish Industries), Vækstfonden (the Danish Government's domestic business promotion and investment fund), Mercedes Benz and Connect Denmark.