We are delighted to announce that BRIM CEO, Mandy Haeburn-Little, has been awarded a commendation from the National Police Chief’s Council.
This prestigious title recognises Mandy’s hard work and dedication to establishing the National network of Cyber Resilience Centres under BRIM guidance, taking her vision from concept to reality and providing cyber security support to businesses and organisations in every area of the country.
After the success of the first two Centres in the network, in Greater Manchester and the North East, Mandy was nominated by the Police Leads of each Centre – Neil Jones and Rebecca Chapman respectively – to receive recognition for her work and mentorship.
With the original two Centres running very well, Mandy, the BRIM team and their partners in Policing, academia and the private sector, are currently rolling out the rest of the National network. They’ve since established four further Centres, with the final two set to be completed in early 2021, bringing the network to a total of nine, one of the fastest growing projects to happen in the sector.
Mandy was surprised with the news of her award during a virtual meeting, with colleagues commenting that it was the first time they’d ever seen her lost for words!
‘This project is all about teams. People talk about teamwork but actually to see the spinal network of Policing Cyber Centres growing so swiftly across all of England and Wales, shows just how much can be achieved very quickly, when everybody shares a common belief and a vision and there is a real appetite to deliver. This project is an absolute testament to everybody who is supporting it, from the absolute commitment of Universities, from the students who are coming through the Talent Pipeline, from the private sector companies who are supporting this, large and small and to all of Policing who have been so courageous in moving towards this new vision for Cyber Policing for business. ‘
Many congratulations to Mandy from the whole BRIM team – this commendation is very well deserved!