The shortlist for this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award has been announced, with Stickyeyes CEO Craig Chalmers, being named as a finalist for the Northern regional award.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year award is one of the world's most prestigious and celebrated programmes,  recognising the passion and drive behind entrepreneurial businesses, and celebrates the outstanding contribution that CEO's across all commercial and industrial sectors have made in job creation, innovation and business growth.

The Northern award will assessesed by a panel of eleven judges, which  includes Sir Michael Bibby, Managing Director of Bibby Line Group Ltd and Anthony Preston, Founder of Pets at Home.

The winner of the Northern award will be announced on 25th June 2013,  and will progress to the UK final.

Craig Chalmers, CEO at Stickyeyes