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About Us

The Company was founded in 2008 by Colin Fraser and Ian Harragan specialising in Cyber Security and Risk . We were quickly joined by Simon Lawrence. Our blend of skills, styles and experiences enabled us to create a heathy working tension that pushed the company forward.

 

We are a people centred business and focus on helping our clients through both our Talent Acquisition Services and General Consulting Services. 

 

We have worked with some of the biggest names in Banking and Insurance in the UK supporting and guiding them on their security journeys. 

 

We remain a small employee team with our reached extended through an extensive pool of high calibre associates with a range of specialisms.

 

With an eye to the future and setting the company up for long term success in 2018 we made the decision to become an employee owned business.

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Employee Owned

A key driver for becoming employee owned was to set the business up in a way that helped secure its long term future. Day to day management of the business is now in the capable hands of a senior management team led by Louise Beattie our Chief Operating Officer.

As an employee owned business everyone has a voice. The Company has two employee elected Trustees who sit on the Trust Board who help facilitate this.

In the early days some of the team struggled to get to grips with being employee owned but has time has gone by with have started to mature in this space significantly.

 

Communication is very transparent so everyone gets to know what is going on (warts and all). This is only right given that all employers via the Trust represent a 55% shareholding in the company. There is also an added benefit that enables everyone to receive a tax free bonus from the company when we are doing well. 

i-confidential's EOT Board Members

Our current Employee Ownership Trust Board members

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Vision, Mission, Values

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Our Vision

By empowering our people to consistently deliver great client outcomes, we want to be recognised as a leading provider of cyber security and risk services. 

Our Mission

We will ensure all our clients benefit from the experience and wisdom we have gained working with organisations at the leading edge of security.

We will commit to our people having the skills, knowledge, and support to deliver the effective security clients need.

 

We will develop strong, lasting relationships with associates, partners, and clients as the foundation for our success together.

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Our Values

We treat people with integrity and respect.

We ensure everyone has a voice and a responsibility to use it wisely. 

We care about maintaining a healthy work/life balance. 

We focus on building trust with the people we work with.

 

We are not perfect, but we strive for excellence.

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Our Team

 We operate as a small ‘core team of people’ with our reach increased considerably through our network of trusted associates.

Ian Harragan

Director

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Ian’s role is focused upon growing the capability of the Senior Management team to ensure the business can look forward to being well lead into the future.

Ian when not working enjoys walking in the hills around Peebles, reading a wide range of books and listening to music (mainly from many years ago!!). His aim going forward is to improving his cooking skills.

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Colin Fraser

Director

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Colin’s role has included acting as interim CISO and technology leader for some of the UK’s largest financial institutions. He now helps clients to identify future cyber risk and resilience challenges before they become issues. 

He oversees i-confidential third-party risk engagements.

Colin is President of Scottish Hockey, helping deliver a vision to become the best governing body in sport.

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Simon Lawrence

Technical Director

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Simon is our principal consultant and splits his time between client engagements, developing our consultancy offerings and guiding the management team on all things techy. 

Early in his career Simon used to write compilers for Fortran and C on Unix and if he ever retires his dream is to work on parsers and code generators once again.

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Louise Beattie

Chief Operating Officer

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Louise joined i-confidential as it started its journey in 2010. Day to day Louise manages all our Operations – Finance, People, Legal – and supports areas of change and development within the company. 

 

Louise enjoys running anywhere outside and spending time with her two children.

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Ian Harragan

Director

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Ian’s role is focused upon growing the capability of the Senior Management team to ensure the business can look forward to being well lead into the future.

Ian when not working enjoys walking in the hills around Peebles, reading a wide range of books and listening to music (mainly from many years ago!!). His aim going forward is to improving his cooking skills.

 

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Simon Lawrence

Director

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Simon is our principal consultant and splits his time between client engagements, developing our consultancy offerings and guiding the management team on all things techy. 

Early in his career Simon used to write compilers for Fortran and C on Unix and if he ever retires his dream is to work on parsers and code generators once again.

 

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Colin Fraser

Director

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Colin’s role has included acting as interim CISO and technology leader for some of the UK’s largest financial institutions. He now helps clients to identify future cyber risk and resilience challenges before they become issues. He oversees i-confidential third-party risk engagements.

Colin is President of Scottish Hockey, helping deliver a vision to become the best governing body in sport.

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Louise Beattie

Chief Operating Officer

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Louise joined i-confidential as it started its journey in 2010. Day to day Louise manages all our Operations – Finance, People, Legal – and supports areas of change and development within the company. 

 

Louise enjoys running anywhere outside and spending time with her two children.

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