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NEBRC Director, Rebecca Chapman, nominated at the SME National Business Awards


NEBRC North East Business Resilience Centre Director nominated for business award

It’s been a great start to the year for NEBRC Director, Rebecca Chapman, as she’s been shortlisted as a finalist for Lockdown Leader at the SME National Business Awards 2020.


The awards aim to support and celebrate the excellence of innovative and hardworking SME’s across the country. This category highlights the importance of exceptional leadership in a critical industry throughout the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and we are delighted that Rebecca is receiving this recognition for her hard work and dedication to the NEBRC centre and its team.


A Superintendent with 27 years policing experience across uniform and CID disciplines, Rebecca has been with NEBRC since the beginning, offering support and guidance to help protect the 560,000 SMEs in the region. Currently seconded to the North East Transformation, Innovation and collaboration (NETIC) team, Rebecca is married to a fellow officer, lives in Sheffield and has two teenage children.


Of her nomination, Rebecca said:


I’m very humbled to be shortlisted for this award- it’s been a really tough year for a lot of people, both in business and personally and all I’ve sought to do is keep our little part of the world turning to protect our business community from cyber crime whilst looking after my far flung staff. We are all aware that cyber crime has been hugely prevalent throughout the Covid-19 period and continues to pose problems for businesses and educational establishments. I have an extremely dedicated team who have had their own challenges throughout this period such as remote working and studying and sadly, personal loss. Throughout all that, they have remained dedicated and available to support those who need help. I’m very grateful to my team and those who support us on our Board, Advisory and Trusted Partners Groups. We have gone from strength to strength in the last year as a start-up business and hope for a more normal 2021.


Being recognised as a finalist in these National Awards reflects the success of the business over the past year – congratulations and best of luck in the finals Becky!