Monaghan entrepreneur missed out on the title of EY Entrepreneur of the Year

A Monaghan entrepreneur missed out on the title of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 after the competition took place last Thursday.

Simon Murray, who founded CameraMatics in 2016 was one of the 24 shortlisted finalists who competed in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019. CameraMatics has a large customer base in both Ireland and the UK.

Simon was nominated with his business partner, Mervyn O’Callaghan. Together they created a platform that allows fleet operators to improve road safety, reduce collisions and manage risk and compliance.

They use smart cameras, live video and autonomous vehicle technologies with telematics, AI and GPS which led them to be shortlisted into the ‘emerging category’.

Triona Mullane of Madme Technologies won the ‘emerging category’.

Richard Kennedy, the CEO of agri-tech business Devenish was the overall winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019.

Other winners included Pat McDonagh, founder and managing director of Supermac’s who won the EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year.

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme is a global recognition programme run in 145 cities and is currently in its 22nd year. The programme works to recognise, promote and build a supportive community for Ireland’s entrepreneurs.