Got designs on being crowned Entrepreneur of the Year?

Know of an outstanding entrepreneur deserving of recognition? Or think you have the chops to pass muster?

Entries for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year title are now open and you can register your interest here.

Any businesses, whether private or listed, family-owned or private equity backed, across all commercial and industrial sectors and at any stage of business development are eligible.

The awards are presented in more than 140 cities worldwide. Each year, the overall winner from each country gathers in Monte Carlo for the annual Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.

Last year's winner was Bill Buckley of BSL Buckley Systems, and in 2010 Tim Alpe of Jucy Group claimed the honour.