John Celie nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

John Celie (and Groenland B.V.) was recently nominated as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 award!

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year award 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.

John Celie, Director of Groenland: “This award came as a complete surprise; I arrived at the office suspecting nothing and was totally taken aback by it. Of course, we will do our very best to secure the Netherlands Entrepreneur of the Year award 2019. The nomination alone is a testament to everything we have achieved with Groenland B.V. It also offers an excellent opportunity to place the floricultural sector even more firmly on the map”.

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.

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