Congratulation to John Celie from Alderman Aalsmeer


John Celie (Director of Groenland B.V.) was recently nominated as a finalist in the title EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 award. The nominees have just been announced and John Celie (Greenland) will compete against Atilay Uslu (Corendon), Siert Wijnia (Ultimaker) and Jeroen van Glabbeek (CM.com). Alderman Robert van Rijn (EZ) of Aalsmeer took this opportunity to visit John together with Debbie Borst and Kirsten Verhoef of Ondernemend Aalsmeer and congratulate him on this wonderful nomination.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme is organised by EY in more than sixty countries worldwide and is the world’s most prestigious prize of its kind. The title pays tribute to innovative entrepreneurship, encouraging and supporting entrepreneurs to get the very best out of themselves, their customers and their employees. The award is presented worldwide, in more than 60 countries.

The nominated entrepreneurs will present themselves to an independent jury on 4 September. This jury selects the finalists. The winners will be announced on 2 October.

John Celie is nominated with Groenland B.V. for this prestigious entrepreneur award. Groenland stands for innovative and ecologically responsible entrepreneurship. John Celie: “The challenge for me is to put Groenland’s sustainable business operations and the floriculture industry on the map through this nomination. We are going to do our best together to reach the final and to win the award. ”

John Celie is in overall charge of Groenland B.V., a holding that facilitates in the success of its companies: Celieplant, Bouquetnet, Bloominess and Greenpackers. All four companies are active in the floricultural sector. Thanks to its ecological way of working in its sustainable buildings, Groenland B.V. is a trailblazer in clean manufacturing and green enterprise. In addition to its focus on the environment, at Groenland B.V., people always come first.