The Small Business of the Year award, sponsored by SABIC Petrochemicals, celebrates the sector’s small medium sized company that has quite simply cracked the process sector during 2018. Our winning company must demonstrate business growth – in terms of both sales and jobs – along with product or service development and commitment to winning business in the process sector through programme participation and collaboration efforts. The winning firm must also showcase outstanding dedication to its workforce, local community and raising the profile of the sector within the region.
Following ambitious diversification plans to become a UK market leader for industrial cyber security services, Wilton-based IT firm, Tekgem, has had a stellar year in 2019 and 2020 is set to be even better!
Over the past 12 months, Tekgem have repositioned themselves in the market. Following a rebrand, the company introduced a suite of services specifically for the process industry including industrial cybersecurity assessments, management systems and ultra-secure file transfer platform. Tekgem have a well-established customer base servicing many large-scale manufacturing and operation clients locally, however, the firm has seen its reach expand across Europe, America and the Middle East during 2019.
Tekgem have been highly proactive when it comes to accessing the services and network available to them through their NEPIC membership. Not only did they attend a variety of NEPIC sales and marketing workshops that enabled them to develop a unique offering, they also worked with the NEPIC team to run a series of workshops and webinars in collaboration with the HSE that enabled them to form new relationships, gain new customers and grow in reputation.
Currently Tekgem employ ten staff, however, they are looking to double that number in the coming 12 months. Plans include a major project to develop a real time cyber security software monitoring platform; the launch of a range of cyber security “war room” workshops to provide training in cybersecurity incident response & management, and a tour of live industrial control system hack demonstrations.
Despite the size of the company, Tekgem are a dedicated apprenticeship employer. The company takes its responsibility as an employer, and as a trainer, seriously and is passionate about giving opportunities to young people in the local community through its apprenticeship scheme.
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