Egress Software Technologies’ Founders win ‘Developing Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the 2014 WCIT Enterprise Awards
London – June 2014 – Egress Software Technologies is pleased to announce that two of the original founders of the business, CEO Tony Pepper and COO Neil Larkins, received the ‘Developing Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ at the prestigious WCIT Enterprise Awards.
Championing commitment to entrepreneurship, the WCIT Enterprise Awards celebrates the success of individuals within the IT industry by highlighting their strategic vision, ability to execute, business model, progress to date, and the impact on related industries and verticals.
John O’Connell, Chairman of the WCIT Enterprise Awards explains: “A winner of the WCIT Enterprise Awards has to be vetted by a Mentor and then be assessed by our challenging Judging Panel, including an on-site visit. Egress Software Technologies thoroughly deserves their recognition based upon their technology leadership, vision and sound business management. In addition they have recently secured growth funding, which suggests they now have a financial platform to exploit their pre-eminence in their marketplace, all of which impressed our Judging Panel.”
Reflecting on the announcement, Egress CEO Tony Pepper states: “To win the ‘Developing Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ is a great honour, and both Neil and I are very excited about joining such an established Livery Company that promotes entrepreneurial spirit as the WCIT. Having sold our previous business in 2006, we are pleased that our subsequent venture, Egress Software Technologies, has now come of age and is openly recognised as a world-class player in the data security market.”
“As we developed our Cloud-based encryption platform from the ground up, Egress customers benefit from an agile approach to data security that offers the highest level of protection and information assurance, while at the same time supports Cloud strategy and delivers significant cost savings. It is for this reason we are so confident that we are only at the beginning of a rapid growth story. Having received external investment earlier this year, our next step is to expand aggressively into new market verticals and geographic territories in order to take full advantage of the wider opportunity that is available to us.”
Egress COO Neil Larkins also comments: “We are delighted to have won at the prestigious WCIT Enterprise Awards, which are recognised as the ‘Oscars’ for technology entrepreneurs. This achievement comes in response to the way we continually develop and expand the Egress Switch portfolio of encryption services to mirror the evolution of the cybersecurity market, enabling both large organisations and individual users to share all forms of electronic information securely. 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.”
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.