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EMCRC shortlisted for an award

The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre have been recognised at the Director of the Year Awards 2021, hosted by the Institute of Directors.

The IoD has revealed the names of the business leaders shortlisted in its Director of the Year Awards 2021 for the Midlands.

The finalists represent the full spectrum and diversity of business and industry, from young entrepreneurs to experienced public and private sector leaders.

Centre lead, DI Matt Carson has been recognised for his contribution to the cyber resilience centre and local businesses in the East Midlands. He sits amongst other exceptional finalists in the category Director of the Year: Public Sector.

The nomination recognises Matt's leadership and development of the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre, designed to build the cyber resilience of businesses in the East Midlands.

For the first time, the IoD will host a hybrid style awards ceremony for the East Midlands and West Midlands finalists. The event will happen simultaneously in two locations; National Space Centre, Leicester and The Grand Hotel, Birmingham.

Inez Brown, chair of IoD West Midlands, said:

"We are delighted to be staging our prestigious awards after a very challenging time for all in business. We look forward to celebrating our winners and showcasing their achievements which demonstrate the strength and diversity of directors in our region.”

Gary Headland, chair of IoD East Midlands, said:

“It is great to be back, running our awards across the whole of the Midlands. Given the challenges of the pandemic, innovation and entrepreneurship shines through in all of our finalists.”

The Director of the Year Awards 2021 ceremony will take place on Thursday 4th November 2021.

The full list of finalists are available to see here


What is the EMCRC?

The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC) is set up to support and help protect businesses across the region against cyber crime. ​

By working in conjunction with local universities and the five East Midlands police forces - Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire - we possess the latest information on emerging cyber threats, criminal trends and best safeguarding practice.

This enables us to provide you with timely guidance to prepare and protect your business, staff and customers from cyber criminals. ​

EMCRC is modelled on a successful structured collaboration acclaimed by the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC). It is part of a developing network of Cyber Resilience Centres across the UK, delivered by Business Resilience International Management.



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