Ernst & Young (EY) holds one of the nation’s most prestigious award ceremonies every year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Program recognizes business owners from all over the country for the accomplishments and contributions to their employees, industries and society as a whole. BlueGrace President and CEO, Bobby Harris has been nominated 4 times (2011-2014); accepted nominations 3 years (2011, 2012 and 2014); each year remarkable, this year exceptional. He took a year off to focus on the development of his company, to bring a bigger message and greater presence in 2014. With the company’s consistent growth, expansion of the franchise channel (over 50 franchises to date!), successful acquisitions, the release of BlueShip 3.0 and partnering with carriers like UPS and FedEx the awards ceremony was held at such a monumental time for Bobby and his company. Hence, he accepted this years nomination and was excited to showcase the new frontier of BlueGrace Logistics. Bobby was up against amazing contenders in the Emerging category: Daniel Cane, Co-Founder,President and CEO, Modernizing Medicine, Boca Raton and Albert Santalo, CEO, CareCloud, Miami so when the announcement came, he was more than surprised to be called as the winner this year.
“Winning this award was beyond gratifying since it was a testament to my amazing team that I love so dearly,” says Bobby Harris, President and CEO.
Anyone that knows “Bobby, the CEO” knows that culture and philanthropy are at the forefront of every action taken at BlueGrace. It’s the center of the company’s development and is accredited the reason for it’s exponential growth and success. The second you walk on the BG production floor, the energy expels from employees and onto the needs of its customers. EY clearly displayed it in the presentation of Bobby’s award during the event gala on Thursday night. As the Emerging Category winner, he sees this award as a benchmark for the company’s current and future success.
For EY, the Emerging Category represents entrepreneurs who are leading company’s with innovative technology, streamlined practices and creative strategies/angles for the betterment of their industry and society. BlueGrace, a 3PL, is leading and changing the way businesses ship their goods around the globe. 3PL businesses are the fastest growing segment within the transportation industry; furthermore, the LTL sector falls right into the mix as the fastest growing sector therein and just happens to be one of BlueGrace’s biggest strengths next to providing leading freight shipping technology to market. Bobby and his BG Team’s biggest contribution is bringing today’s winning value creation strategies to businesses by streamlining complex processes, so much that its constantly recognized.
Congratulations Bobby! This award is well-deserved!
View the full list of Award Winners on EY’s website by clicking here.
View the EY announcement, published on CNBC by clicking here.
Stay tuned for a full event recap, including photo’s video’s and more from Bobby Harris on the event on Monday, June 16!
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