Moose Toys’ co-CEO, Manny Stul has been named 2015 Australian EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
Stul was handed the accolade at a ceremony held in Sydney, where he was recognised for his drive and achievements as the best in Australia.
The award means that Stul will no go on to represent the country at the World event in Monte Carlo in June 2016.
Stul was assessed by a panel of independent judges according to six core criteria: entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, personal integrity and influence, financial performace, strategic direction and national and global impact.
Moose designs toy products from its head office in Melbourne and develops, manufactures and distributes from its factories in China and Hong Kong to over 82 countries.
Moose is the fifth largest toy business n Australia and fourth in the US market.
“I work with incredibly passionate, talented, driven people and they should all feel very proud of their contribution,” said Stul.
“I am also delighted about the recognition this brings to Moose. It will help raise the profit of the company. While people within the toy industry and retail sector know what excellent work we’re doing, not many outside the toy industry, nor many everyday Australians realise that some of their favourite toys are designed and created right here, by a locally owned and run company.
“We are now a significant player on the global stage, an amazing achievement for an Australian based company and something everyone can and should be proud of.”