Last night, The Defence Works’ Managing Director, Eddie Whittingham, was awarded a £1,000 cash prize for the best business pitch at the NatWest Entrepreneurial Spark Awards 2017, having fought off competition against over 40 other businesses.
Manchester based fraud and cyber-crime prevention business, The Defence Works, was awarded the prize for the best pitch by NatWest and Entrepreneurial Spark, a national business accelerator program, having delivered a knock-out pitch.
The Defence Works helps businesses prevent fraud and cyber-crime through a unique online portal, helping to educate employees using an ongoing security awareness programme, implementing a suite of best practice policies and ensuring businesses are aware of key threats as they emerge. With a passion for protecting businesses, The Defence Works was recognised for their commitment to helping SMEs reduce their risk, saving valuable revenue, protecting jobs and safeguarding businesses’ reputations.
Managing Director, Eddie Whittingham, commented, “We are over the moon to be awarded with the award for the best business pitch by Entrepreneurial Spark. It’s fantastic to receive recognition for our hard work from not only our peers, but also by business heavyweights, Mylo Kane and Vikas Shah, and NatWest Entreprise Manager, Heather Waters”.
Eddie Whittingham went on to explain how the £1,000 cash prize would be invested into improving services for it’s customers, “The prize money will be spent on improving our online portal, helping to develop our e-learning platform and delivering an even better service for our members, helping them to significantly reduce their risk of becoming a victim of fraud or cyber-crime”.
The Defence Works continues to go from strength to strength, having recently taken on a number of new business members and having been selected to go on to the next stage of the Entrepreneurial Spark business accelerator program based in Manchester’s prestigious Spinningfields business district.