VisionTrack CEO, Simon Marsh, has been recognised for his role in transforming the video telematics marketplace at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022. He was named ‘Disruptor of the Year’ for his determination to make the roads a safer place for all by continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible and embracing the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI).
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards showcase inspiring entrepreneurial success stories and the most exceptional UK business leaders. At a prestigious, 10-year anniversary ceremony at Grosvenor House in London, 1,400 entrepreneurs, judges, mentors, investors and partners came together to celebrate a collective £2 billion generated in turnover and over 17,000 jobs. This year, the awards received over 5,000 entries, with 98 entrepreneurs being recognised across 12 categories.
Since the formation of the business and under Simon’s leadership, VisionTrack has grown to become Europe’s leading provider of cloud-based video telematics. He has also overseen the development of Autonomise.ai, a device agnostic, highly-scalable, multi-award-winning IoT platform, which is enabling the company to drive innovation in behaviour and video analytics, machine learning, and computer vision.
As part of the company’s growth strategy, VisionTrack launched a US business in 2021. The new venture aimed to capitalise on growing demand in North America for advanced AI video telematics solutions by replicating the success it has achieved in the UK, Ireland and Europe. This was quickly followed by the multi-million-pound acquisition of SkyLab Solutions, a telematics specialist and an established VisionTrack partner, to accelerate the expansion into the US marketplace.
Simon founded VisionTrack based on an ethos of reducing injuries and saving lives. His passion to improve safety was ignited when he experienced first-hand the devastation caused by fatal road incidents and this is driving him to make a difference. He believes that all collisions have the potential to be avoided and is the very reason VisionTrack’s approach is all about prevention. The company recently launched a Fleet Risk Reduction campaign to educate and engage with customers and the wider fleet community to tackle some of the biggest threats facing their drivers and other road users.
VisionTrack has also been involved in multiple initiatives that are studying emerging technologies to improve road safety, enhance vehicle performance and ease congestion. This has included providing video support for truck platooning trials in the UK and being involved in Together for Safer Roads’ Truck of the Future program in the US. The company is also a partner of Driving for Better Business (DfBB) and road safety charity, Brake, and is co-headline sponsor of Road Safety Week.
Simon Marsh, CEO of VisionTrack commented: “I am so proud to be presented with this award, which is fantastic recognition, not just for me, but the entire VisionTrack team. To be part of an event that celebrates the creativity, ambition and resilience of entrepreneurship in the UK is really special and underlines the progress we have made as a business. Our aim is to make the road network a better and safer place, so we are continually striving to change how vehicle operations approach road safety, claims management, duty of care, fleet compliance and operational risk.”