Insight and advice from our people

"Entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA"

Rebecca, EMEIA Director, knows how important it is for an organisation to have a strong sense of supporting innovation and different ways of working.

"Don’t be afraid to get out in the market"

Victoria is a Partner in the EY Tax practice and accredits much of her success to the entrepreneurial mind-set that EY actively promotes among their people.

“One attribute all entrepreneurs share is resilience”

Steve Wilkinson, Managing Partner, UK & Ireland Markets at EY, talks about how entrepreneurialism is driving growth.

"Stand out from the pack"

Audit Partner Sandra explains how important it is to have an entrepreneurial mindset in order to understand how clients and businesses think.

“Seize your opportunity to shine”

Rajeeb Dey Founder and Chief Executive Officer of talks about the rise of ‘intrapreneurs', why employers are seeking what you have been suppressing and gives advice on how to be more entrepreneurial.


Rajeeb Dey gives advice on overcoming the challenges to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit inside an organisation.

Entrepreneur inside

Rajeeb Dey gives us his advice on the five qualities needed to be a successful entrepreneur inside. Do you recognise any of these in yourself?


Be resourceful in achieving your aims and have a contingency plan


Always be in listening mode and utilise your network


Kickstart your journey by articulating your vision well


Overcome challenges by remembering your passion for the idea


Take responsibility for your vision and lead by example

Our Research

We asked more 1,000 professionals like you, in the country's biggest organisations, how they feel about work today. These are the surprising findings:

The top 7 barriers

to achieving career goals within large organisations are: 1. Lack of opportunities & challenges, 2. Company structure, 3. Lack of recognition, 4. Lack of training & mentoring, 5. Lack of empowerment, 6. The organisation's culture, 7. Lack of freedom to innovate


Aspire to run their own business


believe they've had or have ideas that could create new opportunities or revenue for their organisations BUT 45% of those respondents say they weren't able to implement their ideas.

Only 3/10

think their organisation has an entrepreneurial culture.

Over half of 25-34 year olds believe they are more entrepreneurial than previous generations.

Entrepreneurialism at EY

We are passionate about entrepreneurial individuals and organisations as they drive growth and help to build a better working world. We support and encourage entrepreneurial behaviour inside and outside EY.

The EY Vantage Program

We connect future EY leaders with the market leaders of tomorrow to accelerate growth and create jobs. Working on a pro-bono basis, our top-performers work alongside high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets to address challenges to growth. The EY Vantage Program: Bringing together the future leaders of a better working world.

Entrepreneur Of The Year

EY has recognised the importance of entrepreneurialism for more than 20 years. We created the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, which is considered the world's most prestigious business award and is now held in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries around the world.

EY Foundation – Accelerate

The EY Foundation offers social entrepreneurs up to 18 months of support to grow their social enterprise, including access to business coaching, workshops and networking events. We want to help social enterprises grow so that they can continue to play an important role in stimulating local economies and affecting social change.