2007 Ernst & Young Irish Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted by Reading Time: 2 minutes

It’s good to see Dezan Shira & Associates‘ clients prospering and doing well, with an example being our long-term Shenzhen based client PCH International’s MD winning the countries E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award. Established by Dezan Shira & Associates some ten years ago, and maintained by them since then in terms of China tax and operational compliance, the company provides electrical cabling and other accessories to international markets sourced from China. Dezan Shira & Associates have long had business relationships with Irish companies, the firm also being engaged by the Irish Government to write the booklet “Investing In China” commissioned by Enterprise Ireland several years ago.

The Irish Times had this to report about Liam’s honor:

Liam Casey of PCH International Wins Irish Award

Fri, Oct 26, 2007 Irish Times article

Businessman Liam Casey, founder of supply chain management company PCH
International, has won the top prize in the 2007 Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

Mr Casey (41) was named overall Entrepreneur of the Year at a ceremony
in Dublin after he won the international category of the competition.

From Donoughmore, Co Cork, he is the 10th winner of the annual
competition, which is held in association with The Irish Times. He will
represent Ireland at the World Entrepreneur of the Year competition in
Monte Carlo in June 2008.

Founded in Cork in 1996 and now based in Shenzhen, China, PCH
International acts as a gateway into the Chinese markets for US
multinational groups in the consumer electronics, high-tech and medical
sectors. The company employs 800 people in Ireland, China, Taiwan,
Japan, Singapore, the US, Brazil, Britain and South Africa.

With annual sales of $117 million (81.72 million), the company’s
clients include leading international groups in the personal computer,
telecoms, networking, consumer electronics, and contract electronics

Known as “Mr China” in business circles, he does not see himself as an
entrepreneur and says the expression is but a “fancy name” for somebody
who gets things done.

“In Ireland we are as a nation extremely competitive. If we take that
factor and apply it as a team, we can win,” Mr Casey said last night.

He thanked his staff for their contribution to the company and the
support of their families.

All at Dezan Shira & Associates, especially our Shenzhen office wish to congratulate Liam for his hard work and efforts over the years. The award is thoroughly deserved.