More than 400 EY Cyprus colleagues and spouses celebrated EY’s 80 years in Cyprus, on November 24-26, 2017 at the Grecian Park Hotel in Protaras. The event included several attractions and team building activities, such as a hike to Cape Greco, board games, Bingo, and casino fun. After the games and excitement, the official celebration party took place with a lot of music and dancing. At the celebration, the top five long-serving employees at EY Cyprus were awarded commemorative gifts in recognition of their valuable contribution and years of service.
During his welcome speech, Stavros Pantzaris, EY Cyprus Country Managing Partner, said:
“Today, there are more than 300 EY Cyprus colleagues positively contributing to building a better working world. We have strengthened our brand and have made positive steps towards growing our local practice. Over the last few years we have had leading growth amongst the Big 4 firms in Cyprus and this is the result of your hard work, outstanding performance and relentless focus on delivering exceptional client service. Each of you has made a big difference. Thank you. I hope that you are as proud of our achievements as I am.”
2017 marks 80 years of successful business for EY in Cyprus. The origins of EY Cyprus date back to 1937, when the Russel & Company partnership was formed. At the time, this was the first professional accounting firm registered in Cyprus. The current firm, Ernst & Young Cyprus Ltd, was formed in 1989 as a result of the merger of Arthur Young/ Russel & Co. and Ernst & Whinney, and is a member firm of Ernst & Young Global, the international professional services company headquartered in London. The organization was known as Ernst & Young until 2013, when it underwent a worldwide rebranding and changed its name to EY. It has taken the bold leadership and countless contributions of people around the world to form the leading global organization EY is today.
Andreas Avraamides, EY Cyprus Head of Talent, says:
“We are proud of our 80-year history! We have managed to overcome challenging obstacles and grow our organization. When we opened our doors in 1937, we were only a handful of professionals and now we are a leading organization in Cyprus with more than 300 people in Nicosia and Limassol. Our progress and growth throughout the years was made possible thanks to the commitment of our colleagues and the support from our globally integrated EY network.”
EY Cyprus is part of a network of more than 250,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world, and one of the 22 countries that comprise the Central and Southeast Europe (CSE) Region of EY’s Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Area. While serving its clients, EY Cyprus draws upon this vast network to bring together the right people, in the right place, at the right time, tailoring its services to the business needs of its clients.