Meet the members – Jason Errey
What is your business?
I run OEMG Global together with my wife, Rachel. I have also started a new company in the last month called Clever Planning with Geology. OEMG develops and builds multi-dimensional geophysical tools to create a digital replica of the ground pre-construction. In simple terms, we provide the data to facilitate sustainable design. It turns out that our data is also very good at mapping the quality and quantity of underground water as well as contaminates such as acid sulphate soils.
We have won a number of international awards for our work including “most Innovative engineers” from Engineers Australia, the “Working with Nature award from PIANC (the World Authority for waterborne transport) and the NSW State Innovation award from Business Australia.
Our Startup is Clever Planning with Geology. Built in partnership with two others from outside the area, we are looking to accelerate the transition to sustainable infrastructure design by supporting the creation of digital infrastructure twins.
How long have you been in Bellingen?
11 years, but Rach was raised here so the in-laws are about and my parents have recently moved to Coffs.
How has the pandemic affected your business?
All our contracts were cancelled or delayed, and we missed out on any Covid Funding because of our business structure. Having said that, we have been extremely productive on the R&D front. We have built a new web service to deliver all our multi-dimensional data via the internet. We are very proud of our efforts as it is a unique offering with no real competitor.
What prompted you to join the Chamber Board?
This is my second stint on the Board. In the past, the Chamber has been focused a lot on tourism and main street businesses, offering little to businesses like mine. I think things have changed a lot over the past couple of years, however, with the Chamber looking to broaden its appeal.
Of course I am also looking to push the local Member to hold up his promise of removing Fixed Wireless NBN from the town footprint and supporting improved NBN for outlying areas in the remainder of the shire.