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ISOTRA, a.s. - winner of the prestigious competition EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 within the Moravian-Silesian Region

On January 22, 2018 in Ostrava, EY company, under the auspices of the Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Mr. Ivo Vondrak, declared the winner and holder of the title EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017 within the Moravian-Silesian Region. The winners were Bohumir Blachut and Erich Stavar, owners of the family company ISOTRA a.s.

About the EY Entrepreneur of the Year contest

271037EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the world's most prestigious competition of entrepreneurs, giving tribute to outstanding personalities. Its aim is to show the public outstanding personal examples in the field of business, which can be a model for young, beginning entrepreneurs. The EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition is conceived as international, so the criteria by which individual participants are assessed are comparable in each country. At present, as the only world-renowned competition of its kind, it is regularly published in almost 60 countries on six continents.

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The name of the holder of the title EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 within the Czech

Republic will be announced with the winners in other categories on February 27, 2018, in Prague. Most of the candidates for the national title are from the Capital City of Prague and the Moravian-Silesian Region this year, followed by the Zlin Region and South Moravian region. The winner from the Czech Republic will take part in the World Finals, which will take place on June 13-17, 2018 in Monte Carlo.

Statement of the owner of the company

"They are amazing feelings. I'm just sorry that my colleague and co-owner Bob Blachut, with whom we have been building Isotra together for more than 25 years, cannot be here. We are proud that thanks to our work, we are currently the biggest manufacturer in the world in terms of blinds produced per number of inhabitants in the Czech Republic. Our goal is to have state-of-the-art production of outdoor blinds and thanks to our employees, partners and families we will surely succeed in this”, communicated his impressions Erich Stavar from ISOTRA, a.s., the winner and holder of the title EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 within the Moravian-Silesian Region.

Statement of the EY´s representative

"In the Moravian-Silesian Region we have been announcing the regional winners continuously since I am very pleased that this year the jury selected the owners of the family company which belongs to the technology leaders in the field of blinds and roller blinds in the Czech Republic and abroad. I believe that many of us have their products at home or in our offices. Mr. Blachut and Stavar are brothers-in-law ​​and we haven´t had such a winning couple in the history of the competition. I keep my fingers crossed for them on the national level. Their story would definitely attract attention of the jury at the World Finals in Monte Carlo, "says Magdalena Soucek, EY's partner for the Czech Republic and Central and Southeastern Europe.

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