Herdwatch wins another prestigious Award
| Mar 5, 2015
Herdwatch has been announced as winner in the EMERGING NEW BUSINESS category in the prestigious SFA National Small Business Awards 2015. This latest Award comes just a few months after winning the National Ploughing Innovation Award for Software in Agriculture, and a few weeks after winning a place in the coveted AIB Startup Academy (Top 10 out of 300).
Pictured above (L-R) AJ Noonan, Chairman, SFA, Richard Bruton TD, Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Emerging New Business Winner, Fabien Peyaud, from Herdwatch with David Curtin, CEO IE Domain Registry, sponsor of the Emerging New Business category
Within a year of launching last February, the Herdwatch farming app and software system has revolutionised the way farmers manage their herd and compliance. It is something just for farmers, which gives them easy compliance, and access to valuable records anytime, anywhere. Herdwatch literally puts the farmer’s herd in their hand.
The aim of the SFA National Small Business Awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, who is Patron of the Awards, stated that: “I am delighted to support the SFA awards as small firms are at the forefront of the economic recovery. Only by supporting our small firms will our plan to get the domestic economy back on track succeed. The Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the success of our small firms as they seek out new markets and innovations. Staying competitive is essential for growth and recovery and the Government will continue to do everything we can with our Action Plan for Jobs to support small firms across Ireland.”
Herdwatch is doing just that and is continuously updating its product and just this week released Version 2, which is free to all current subscribers and gives the icing on the already sweet cake for those who are ready to embrace Herdwatch.
Fabien Peyaud, Herdwatch Co-founder stated that: “Our small, but very dedicated team are delighted with this recognition from the SFA for all the hard work that has gone into Herdwatch since our launch in February, which only came to fruition after two years of research with farmers and development by the team. The hard work has paid off as we have happy customers and have just launched a range of new features based on their feedback. We have a firm foundation to develop Herdwatch further into 2015 and beyond.”