Bridewell Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary and Reaffirms Commitment to Cyber Security Excellence

Published 13 February 2023

Milestone reflects the accelerated global growth of Bridewell’s industry-leading 24x7 security consultancy services, promoting cyber resilience across nations’ most critical industries.

Reading, UK – 13 February 2023 – Leading UK cyber security firm, Bridewell, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of protecting and transforming critical business functions for the world’s most trusted and highly regulated sectors, including critical national infrastructure (CNI) and financial services.

Founded by Co-CEO Anthony Young in 2013, Young, alongside Scott Nicholson, who joined as Co-CEO in 2015, drive Bridewell’s global growth ambitions and together they have overseen the company evolve into a team of over 200 experienced, industry-certified security experts. Bridewell’s sustained year-on-year growth is reflected in its strong financial performance, long standing customer relationships and heightened industry need for complex security services across cyber security, managed security, and data privacy. Since 2019, Bridewell has experienced a remarkable 607% increase in headcount which includes strengthening of the board with Martin Riley joining as Director of Managed Security Services and Emma Leith as Director of Consulting.

Last year, Bridewell expanded its reach further by opening an office in Houston’s Energy Corridor in Texas. This move into the $58 billion US cyber security market has cemented Bridewell’s position as a globally recognised cyber security services company, delivering large-scale security transformation projects internationally. The office opening followed investment from strategic partner Growth Capaital Partners in 2021.

Anthony Young, commented: “While we are thrilled to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary, in many ways our mission has only just begun. The cyber security landscape has changed drastically over the last decade, with current threats and trends combining with increasingly complex regulatory demands to bring us to a crucial point in CNI security.“

The company’s technical expertise, strategic insight, and holistic approach to cyber security has helped to protect some of the largest organisations in the world, including Manchester Airport Group and the UK Census 2021. Bridewell is also a Microsoft certified Managed Security Solutions Partner with advanced specialisations in Cloud Security & Threat Protection, as well as a member of MISA (Microsoft Intelligent Security Association) with a MXDR Verified Partner Solution (Microsoft Extended Detection & Response). 

The past decade has seen CNI cyber security rising to prominence as a global concern, with higher volumes of threats and new, innovative attack vectors significantly outpacing regulation, policies, and strategies. Bridewell research reveals that over 7 in 10 cyber security decision makers across UK CNI have seen a rise in cyber attacks since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war in February 2022, as the tactics, tools, and motives of nation state threat actors continue to evolve. Heightened demand for cyber security transformation and managed detection and response (MDR) has also been fuelled by the post-Covid shift to new working models, furthering the need for organisations to develop a more robust and resilient cyber security posture.

Scott Nicholson, adds: “We have so much to be proud of since our inception and Bridewell’s extraordinary growth journey is a testament to the dedication, strategic insight, and technical excellence of our people. We are now in a strong position to expand further across international markets, helping some of the most complex global organisations reduce risk and build cyber resilience for the long term.”

In 2022, Bridewell became the first carbon negative cyber security firm in the UK, spearheading a combination of initiatives including a switch to renewable energy, climate projects, and carbon offsetting.

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