NovaBiotics’ Dr Deborah O’Neil Named as an EY Scotland Entrepreneur of 2014

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Deborah was amongst 19 other business leaders whose achievements were also recognised and with whom she will compete for the title of UK Entrepreneur of the Year, which will be awarded this October at a ceremony in London, UK. UK finals winner will join the other global country winners in Monte Carlo in 2015 to vie for the title of World Entrepreneur of the Year.

Dr Deborah O’Neil, CEO of NovaBiotics, said: “It was a wonderful surprise to receive this award and I would like to thank our employees and stakeholders who have supported NovaBiotics, working tirelessly on innovative solutions that will make a difference in patients’ lives and address a looming global anti-infectives crisis. To be recognised amongst some of the most successful business leaders in our region is a great honour and highlights the expertise and hard work of everyone over the past ten years.”

Jim Bishop, Senior Partner and Entrepreneur of the Year Leader at EY Scotland, said: "Dr O'Neil is a true entrepreneur; an exceptional person who had the courage to risk everything in pursuit of her vision."

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ programme is considered the world's most prestigious business award and is held in more than 145 cities and in more than 60 countries worldwide.  The Award identifies and celebrates the achievements of the world’s most successful, growing and dynamic businesses, taking into consideration entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, strategic direction, financial performance, national and global impact, and approach to social responsibility.