OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - It's been a great year for Entripy Custom
Clothing (www.entripy.com). Jas Brar, President of Entripy was thrilled and
honoured to be awarded the Young Entrepreneur award at the Ontario Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Awards on October 16th.
This award comes on the heels of being ranked 56th in this year's
PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada's fastest growing companies followed by being
named PROFIT'S Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the PROFIT CEO Summit at the
Granite Club on June 17th.
"This has been a phenomenal year for me personally, but more importantly,
for Entripy, our management team and our dedicated employees," said Jas Brar
the 28-year-old president and founder of Entripy Custom Clothing. "We would
not be here today without the support and hard work of everyone on our team."
The Entrepreneur of the Year program recognizes entrepreneurial
excellence in Canada. More than 7,000 entrepreneurs have been nominated for
the award since 1994. Since the program's inception, Ernst & Young has
recognized close to 2,400 finalists, presented more than 700 regional awards
and honoured 29 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
"It is an incredibly motivating experience to participate in these events
alongside other talented nominees. Receiving the Ernst and Young, Young
Entrepreneur award is the icing on the cake for a year full of accolades and
milestones," said Brar.
Brar founded Entripy in 1999 when he was 18 and living in residence at
the University of Toronto. Shortly after, the company moved to Oakville,
Ontario where it continues to be headquartered today. Entripy has enjoyed a
growth rate of 1,142 per cent over the last 5 years. Brar says that this
year's achievements are instrumental in driving the company to reach its
"Our goal is to achieve $10 million in revenue in three years; to become
the unequivocal industry leader in custom clothing and to revolutionize the
promotional apparel industry," said Brar.
What began as a small manual custom-printing t-shirt venture now produces
large volumes of custom garments with a fully automated enterprise. Entripy is
also Canada's first online provider of custom printed garments and continues
to be an industry leader in providing quality products with unparalleled
Today, Entripy is on the move ... literally, expanding to a more than
16,000 square foot building in Oakville in order to accommodate all of its
assets, including 24 employees and a retail outlet for Desi Wear
(desiwear.com), an urban clothing line dedicated to the South Asian community.
About the Ernst and Young Awards Program
The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards honour the spirit and contribution of
entrepreneurs here and around the world. This year, the Canadian program is
proudly celebrating a milestone anniversary - 15 years of honouring Canada's
most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business.
Nominees are reviewed by an independent judging panel, which is composed
of several distinguished business leaders and previous award recipients. The
members of the Ontario region panel for 2008 were Sandra Cowan, Partner,
EdgeStone Capital Partners; Steve Farlow, Executive Director, Schlegel Centre
for Entrepreneurship School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier
University; Steve Gupta, President and CEO, Easton's Group of Hotels Inc.;
Michael Lay, Managing Partner, ONCAP; Kathleen O'Neill, Chartered Accountant
and Corporate Director; John Young, Managing Partner, OMERS Capital Partners.
To learn more, visit eoy.ca.
About Entripy Custom Clothing
Entripy (www.entripy.com) is a leading provider of custom apparel in
Canada. It provides garment design, screen printing and embroidery. With 24
employees, Entripy provides custom design, production and shipping of garments
from its Oakville, Ontario facility, Entripy has an unwavering commitment to
superior customer service and a dedication to innovation, research and
technology. Entripy provides customers a quality, leading edge product for
orders as few as five items to extensive orders numbering in the hundreds of
thousands. Entripy's client base includes corporations, academic institutions,
and the not-for-profit sector.
For further information:
For further information: or to arrange an interview with Mr. Brar,
contact Jane Hamilton, See Jane Run Communications, tel: (905) 337-2606, cell:
(905) 466-2070, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.entripy.com