Netshield Wins at the Golden Bridge Export Award

On the 15th November 2012 the Netshield team attended the glamorous Golden Bridge Export awards 2012 gala awards ceremony and on the next day we came back to Netshield headquarters with the Best Newcomer Export award!

In its 16th year, the Golden Bridge Export Awards was an initiative born from the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain and this year saw the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, in collaboration with UK Trade and Investment awarding for the first time, the best exporters from the UK to Belgium.

The event took place at the glamorous and attractive Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce club house and the ceremony was full of entertainment and glitz, with musical performances and fine dining.

Richard Carty, Joint Founder and Commercial Director of Netshield said: “We’re delighted to be recognised for making a very real and positive contribution to the UK’s export drive. We are extremely proud to have been considered for this award alongside esteemed finalists Ramsden International, Supergroup and University of Kent”.

“Netshield took the decision to export its specialist managed IT services two years ago and has found the Belgian market to be very receptive to its state-of-the-art quality service offer. We are all thrilled to be recognised with the coveted Best Newcomer award that firmly establishes Netshield as a key UK exporter of quality services and outstanding successes in the Belgian market”.

We will certainly continue to ‘Fly the Flag for UK in Brussels’ and thank you to all those that has provided us with continuous support.


Business of Cybercrime: Part 2 – ‘The Business IT Landscape’

In recent years we have seen the benefits of the development of new technologies within the workplace; the developments have introduced terms such as ‘Bring Your Own Device’, ‘Cloud Computing’ and the ‘Mobile Workforce’ causing the changes in the business IT environment. With such changes with technology and the way individuals are working, cybercrime is evolving too…

Common problems with IT security today:

  • Threats are constantly changing and increasing
  • Data is everywhere and continuously growing
  • Users are becoming more mobile, using many different devices

With these changes in the business IT environment, the mobility of end users and the IT security issues involved, it is not surprising that many IT departments are not embracing the trend of BYOD or encouraging the company to move towards a more mobile workforce and considering it as a ‘foe’. But there are some companies that see the benefits of these changes as discussed in ‘Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Friend or Foe to Businesses?’ blog post.

It can be said often the concern is not necessary due to the types of Data Security threats such as Spam, Viruses or Malware because the underlying threat remain the same but, it evolves and changes its form – It is the fact that BYOD could lead to the IT infrastructure prone to more vulnerabilities, allowing more avenues for hackers to infiltrate the network.

What are your views on today’s IT landscape?

We’re so EXCITED . . . Flying The Flag For UK in Brussels

Joint Founder and Commercial Director, Richard Carty of Netshield today to a panel of judges led by the British Ambassador to Belgium in collaboration with UK Trade and Investment for the prestigious annual Golden Bridge Export Awards 2012.

One of four finalists competing for the award, Netshield, along with University of Kent, Supergroup and Ramsden International are all vying for the coveted Golden Bridge Export Award 2012 with Richard setting out why Netshield should be the selected finalists to pick up the award at a gala awards ceremony to be held later this month in London.

Richard commented before flying off to Brussels where, over the last 24 short months into establishing operations in Belgium, Netshield has experienced in excess of anticipated sales revenue from exporting its managed IT services to the Belgian market:

“We are all so thrilled to have got this far and are delighted that Netshields service is meeting a gap in the market. It’s outstanding recognition for our services and our successes to be one of only a handful of esteemed finalists”.

The whole team have our fingers firmly crossed!

Wish us “Good Luck” everyone!