Former Rockwell student picks up Entrepreneur award

Pictured at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards were: Kieran Cusack and Tom O’Connor, EY Established Entrepreneur Of The Year winners

A Tipperary man was among the winners at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Tom O’Connor and his business partner, Kieran Cusack, co-founders of Conack Construction, have been named the 2022 Established Entrepreneur Of The Year.

It was founded in 2008 during the middle of a recession, and despite this the business grew rapidly, with an expected turnover of €150 million this year, up from €73 million in 2020.

Conack employs over 200 people, and works with over 2,000 subcontractors across Ireland and aims to achieve a turnover of €250 million by 2025.

Tom is a past pupil of Rockwell College.