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SINGAPORE - Laurent Junique, CEO of Teledirect Group was awarded the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Outsourced Solutions category.

An independent judging panel screened over 40 nominations and only five entrepreneurs were named overall category winners. EY is the multinational professional services firm formerly known as Ernst & Young, and its Entrepreneur of the Year Award has recognised entrepreneurs from more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.

Nominees are assessed according to their abilities to "demonstrate a strong entrepreneurial spirit, cross-industry innovation, sound strategic direction, positive financial track record, and building a successful business that has global and/or community impact" to qualify. Laurent is honoured to be nominated alongside remarkable and successful entrepreneurs in Singapore.

"I am incredibly proud to be nominated for this award on behalf of everyone at Teledirect. We've cultivated a culture of flexibility that allows us to see opportunities for innovation every step of the way. Empathy, passion and an uncompromising will to deliver meaningful customer engagements and value-added solutions for our clients' brands are our key differences. We believe that the catalyst of our growth is happy customers, and this can only be achieved by intentionally creating memorable experiences," said Laurent.

In October, EY will hold a ceremony in Singapore to honour great business minds, highlight the global impact of their companies and celebrate their outstanding achievements in their communities, nations and the world. At the gala, one of the winners will be named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Singapore, and will represent the Republic to compete with contenders from more than 50 countries at the annual EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) award in Monte Carlo in 2019.

Teledirect Group
Founded in 1995, Teledirect has grown into one of the world's leading BPO service providers. Teledirect has delivered world-class customer experience to global brands from operation sites in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, China and Spain. 5,000 employees support insights-driven customer engagement centres that improve clients' brand experiences, increase centre performance and generate revenue. Teledirect has won over 160 local and international industry awards to date.