Intamac Systems CEO named as a finalist in the Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) award
Previous EOY winners include founders of Amazon, eBay, Google, Jordan and Sunseeker.
Kevin Meagher, founder and CEO of Intamac Systems, the Northampton -based internet accessed control and monitoring specialist, has been named as a finalist for the forthcoming Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards.
The awards - which will be held in London on 25th June 2007 - celebrate entrepreneurial excellence and bring together the UK's most dynamic and innovative businesses, their founders and teams. The awards will be judged by a leading panel of entrepreneurs, investors and experts.
This year, EOY is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Founded initially in the US, the EOY program has expanded to more than 125 cities in 40 countries with awards presented annually to over 900 of the world's most successful and innovative entrepreneurs.
Previous EOY winners include individuals who have built some of world's most recognisable businesses, including: Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com; Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google; Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay; Eddy Jordan, founder of the Jordan Grand Prix team and Robert Braithwaite, founder of luxury boat builder, Sunseeker International.
Intamac was founded in 2000 by Meagher, a former Harrier jump jet engineer and its technology was inspired by his work on aircraft control systems whilst an officer in the Royal Air Force. The company has grown at 200 per cent per annum over recent years using the World Wide Web to revolutionise the capabilities and reduce the cost of home security and monitoring systems. In doing so, it has secured major contracts with international companies, including: BT; Bell Canada, and Australia and New Zealand's largest general insurer, IAG Australia.
Previous Intamac awards
Intamac's status was confirmed when it was named in the Red Herring Europe 100 in 2006 and Fierce WiFi's annual Fierce 15 list for 2006 as well as being short listed for the Innovation and Creativity Category at the 2007 Sharp Edge awards.
Commenting on the company's latest success, Meagher says, "I'm delighted to have been short listed for the Ernst &Young UK EOY award as I've been inspired by previous winners - entrepreneurs who have dared to be disruptive and have changed the world for the better by doing so."