Ubisense CEO, Richard Green confirmed as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Regional...


Cambridge, 16 June, 2010, Ubisense Limited, Ubisense, the world Leader in Precise Real-Time Location Systems is delighted to announce that CEO Richard Green has been named as a London and South East Regional Winner for the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.

The unique award encourages entrepreneurial spirit, and recognises the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. The regional winners were announced at the London and South East Regional Awards dinner, held on Monday night in London, and hosted by BBC Reporter Jeremy Vine.

Previously a founder of Smallworld; which was listed on NASDAQ in 1996 and sold to GE Energy for £ 214 million in 2000; Richard was part of a small team who founded Ubisense in 2002.

Richard’s relentless energy and enthusiasm have been a driving force behind the growth of Ubisense, which now has BMW, Aston Martin, Airbus, Fiat and Caterpillar as its customers. Recognising the opportunity within worldwide manufacturers, who were seeking pioneering new methods of production and new levels of automation, Ubisense has targeted global high value manufacturing markets with significant success.

Recognising the importance of Personnel Safety within the oil and gas industry has also opened up new markets for Ubisense. The company recently announced the availability of their Intrinsically Safe (IS) Tag, as part of the Ubisense Plant Access Manager Personnel Safety System. Having gained the highest level of intrinsically safe certification worldwide, the Ubisense IS Tag is being used by a number of petrochemical and mining customers.

During 2009, Ubisense also opened a number of new offices, gained a number of new customers in the US and Europe to track buses within depots and transit yards, and won a major contract with the US Military National Training Centre. Turnover increased by around 50% during 2009, despite the world’s deepest ever recession.

“I feel very honoured to have been given this award,” said Richard Green, Ubisense CEO, “It is a great testimony to the success of Ubisense and the quality and dedication of all our staff.”


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