About Us

Bridewell is a leading cyber security services company specialising in protecting and transforming critical business functions for some of the world’s most trusted organisations.

Building a Secure Future Together


Our team of security experts work with clients to deliver end-to-end services that solve key business challenges. Bridewell's specialists are highly accredited by major industry bodies and have extensive experience delivering services across Cyber Security, MSS, Penetration Testing, and Data Privacy.  

Bridewell is headquartered in the UK where they run a 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) and has expanded into the US to further support global clients. Since being founded in 2013, Bridewell has grown rapidly and is now one of the UK’s largest independent cyber security services providers. 

We are certified in the following ISO certifications: ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 27701 (Privacy), ISO 9001 (Quality), and operate to ISO 22301 (Business Continuity) standards.


Our Vision 

To create a safe, inclusive digital world where people and organisations can thrive.


Our Mission 

To transform and protect critical business functions by delivering modern cyber security services.

Our Values


The strength of our relationships with clients and our success as a team is built upon our values.​ They guide every decision we make and ensure the best outcomes for everyone.


Do the right thing


Do the Right Thing

Always authentic, professional and

Above and Beyond


One Team

Always energetic, empathetic and an
extension of our clients’ teams.


Above and Beyond


Above & Beyond

Always delivering an exceptional,
adaptable and expert service.

Board Members

Scott Nicholson


Scott Nicholson

Scott is Co-CEO at Bridewell and responsible for the strategic direction of Bridewell's services and driving the business strategy forward with Anthony. With strong business background, combined with extensive experience across cyber security, Scott also engages with leading industry bodies such as the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and is on the Technical Advisory Panel to the UK Cyber Security Council.

Scott was originally responsible for the development of Bridewell's service lines, methodologies and the creation of Bridewell's industry leading 24x7 Managed Detection and Response service.


    Anthony Young


    Anthony Young

    Anthony is Co-CEO at Bridewell and founded the company in 2013 with the aim of building a world-class cyber security company focused on redefining high quality delivery of complex cyber programmes whilst building long-term client relationships. He is responsible for business growth and driving the business strategy forward with Scott.

    Anthony has a passion for business improvement combined with a strong business development background and large network of contacts built up from over 20 years working in the cyber security industry.   Anthony’s original responsibilities within Bridewell covered business development, marketing, finance and operations. 


    Martin Riley

    Director of Managed Security Services

    Martin Riley


    Martin joined Bridewell in 2021 and is responsible for leading the continued growth and development of Bridewell’s managed security portfolio, comprising of cyber threat intelligence, security operations (including our managed detection and response service), and incident response capabilities. 

    Martin has 20 years’ experience and a passion for inspiring, developing and delivering leading, client focused operational solutions across security, cloud, and network. Prior to joining Bridewell, he held other C-Suite roles where he was responsible for the strategic direction and service development within several service providers.    


    Emma Leith

    Director of Consulting

    Emma Leith


    Emma is a globally recognised cyber security leader with 17 years’ experience across C-suite leadership positions, consulting and services. Emma joined Bridewell in 2022 as the Director of Consulting where she has full ownership of Bridewell’s consultancy capability. She brings a sustained focus on instilling excellence in Bridewell’s engagements with industry-leading and expert-led delivery.

    Emma has a wealth of experience in all areas of cyber security and as the former European CISO for Santander, and Divisional CISO for BP, has provided strategic leadership and led security transformations, including CNI and highly regulated environments such as Financial Services, Oil and Gas.

    Ben Vaughan

    Chief Commercial Officer



    Ben is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Bridewell and is responsible for driving business growth by leading our Sales, Marketing and Bid teams. Ben joined Bridewell in 2024 and brings a wealth of international experience from working with clients in CNI, defence, aerospace and enterprise across the UK, USA and Western Europe over the past 14 years.

    Prior to Bridewell, Ben was the Global Marketing Director at AIRBUS Cyber Security and the Managing Director of Thales’ Cyber Defence Solutions business for North America. Ben brings an in-depth knowledge of key markets, with a focus on helping customers solve complex security challenges in the IT and Operational Technology (OT) space.

    Ruth Billen

    Chief Financial Officer

    Ruth Billen

    Ruth is an experienced finance professional who has worked within privately owned and private equity backed businesses to support growth and develop the finance functions. 

    After training with PwC in Bristol, Ruth has worked in a range of industries including managed services, across the IT and healthcare sectors.  

    Ruth has a focus on system development and automation to ensure that the finance function supports the rapidly growing business through the efficient provision of financial information, commercial support and financial control. 

    Paul Driver


    Paul Driver

    Paul is Chairman at Bridewell.  A Computer Scientist by training he has worked in Consulting and building technology and professional services businesses for over 35 years. 

    He was cofounder at Pcubed and an early advisor and investor at Kimble (now Kantata) and Cutover and has served on the boards of Chaucer (now Bip), InfinityWorks and Hunter Healthcare. 

    He is delighted that during his time on the Bridewell board that it has more than doubled in Revenue and headcount and made great progress on strategic initiatives such as Building out Managed Services, US expansion and strengthening the top team. 

    Our Journey

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