Egress Software Technologies’ founders shortlisted for ‘Developing Entrepreneur of the year, 2014’ at the WCIT Enterprise Awards
London – June 2014 – In recognition of their vision, drive and innovative approach to delivering a unique Cloud-based encryption services platform, Egress Software Technologies today announces that two of the original founders of the business, Tony Pepper and Neil Larkins, have made the shortlist of potential ‘Development Entrepreneur of the Year’ winners at the prestigious WCIT Enterprise Awards, taking place on 12th June in Central London.
Described as the ‘Oscars’ for technology entrepreneurs, the WCIT Enterprise Awards seek to champion entrepreneurial spirit and recognise the drive and innovation of key individuals in the UK technology market. Judges seek to identify strategic vision, ability to execute, business model, progress to date, and the impact on related industries and verticals.
Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress Software Technologies, comments: “Neil and I are obviously hugely honoured to have been nominated for this prestigious award. When we launched the Egress Switch platform in 2009, we could not have envisaged how the global information security market would change and evolve, impacting all areas of business. Having developed our Cloud-based encryption technology from the ground up, we have been able to adapt and consequently guide many of our customers as they tackle an ever-changing set of data exchange security challenges.
“The next two years represent a crucial period in our growth plans and having received considerable investment earlier this year, we plan to expand aggressively into additional vertical markets and new geographic territories in order to take full advantage of the wider market opportunity that is presented to us.”
Neil Larkins, COO of Egress Software Technologies, states: “We feel this award nomination is a further endorsement of the investment we have made in our technology, as well as the excellence of our service delivery to our customer base, which has grown by over 90% in the last 18 months. In addition, as the UK’s only Government CPA Foundation Grade Certified email encryption product, we feel we are uniquely placed to help organisations across all industries share data securely across the internet.”
The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 12th June at Plaisterers’ Hall, One London Wall in the City of London. For more information, please visit www.itcmentoring.com/awards/index.html.
For more information contact Rebecca Bailey – Marketing and Communications, Egress Software Technologies:
Tel: +44 (0) 207 624 8500
About Egress Software Technologies
Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of Cloud-based encryption software and services, offering innovative on-demand data security to enable organisations and individuals in the Public and Private Sectors to share confidential information with third parties.
As the first, and currently only, CESG CPA Foundation Grade certified email encryption product, Egress Switch Secure Email enables public and private sector customers to share highly sensitive information over the internet, without the need to manage external third party credentials. The award-winning Egress Switch portfolio of products also includes Switch Secure File Transfer, Switch Secure Web Form and the latest online collaboration offering, Switch Secure Workspace.
Combining on-premise and hosted Cloud infrastructure with patented key management, Egress Switch provides a unique community-based licensing model called the Egress Trust Network. The Network is made up of paying and free Egress Switch subscribers, who are able to share information securely with one another using a single global identity. Delivered as a fully managed service, the Trust Network has grown virally to over one million members.
About the WCIT Enterprise Awards
The WCIT Enterprise Awards are more than just a simple celebration of your achievements. The awards, which culminate in a special dinner at the Plaisterers’ Hall. London on Thursday 12th June, support WCIT’s overall commitment to entrepreneurship.
The judging panel will be looking for compelling information about the market and its potential in which the entrepreneur is operating; their vision on how that might be exploited , including unique selling points; execution strategy, business model and progress to date. Effective use of capital and resources will be a plus point, as will a successful funding event.