Intelligent STORM Solutions Ltd (iSTORM) Winners of The Coventry Business Excellence New Business of The Year Award

iSTORM Solutions provide specialist consultancy and security services for organisations who are dealing with a wide range of Cyber Security and Data Protection related standards, frameworks and regulations. This coveted award recognises one of the region’s brightest new businesses in Coventry & Warwickshire. Judges were tasked with analysing business plans, achievements to date and potential for growth within the next few years.

Sponsors Birmingham City University rated the business honesty when it came to highlighting the challenges they had faced in the marketplace. This included gaining the certifications needed to compete in a heavily competitive marketplace which the business then spent the first six months if operations focussing on. As a self-funded start-up, the business was also praised highly for overcoming cash flow problems by securing two large-scale contracts within their first three months. Another element which stood out was iSTORM’s commitment to improving their performance.

iSTORM provide solutions to several Midlands based businesses including NFU Mutual, Homeserve, and Bionical. Further afield in the UK, clients include The Alan Turing Institute, and Checkatrade. Trading for only 8 months, iSTORM continues to develop at a fast rate. September has already been a defining month here at iSTORM®, bringing on board multiple new clients from both the public and private sectors, being shortlisted for 2 tenders with global organisations and also expanding the team!

iSTORM was founded by Richard Merrygold and James Pearson Stratford-upon-Avon area. Between them, Richard and James have over 20 years of information/cyber security & data protection experience with engagements across multiple sectors including healthcare, financial services, automotive and manufacturing, delivered in locations throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East. Richard is also a highly regarded speaker at data privacy / protection events. iSTORM provide Data Protection Officer as a Service, Penetration Testing, the building of regulatory statutory compliance frameworks (ISO 27001, ISO 22301, DSP Toolkit, GDPR / DPA18, Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus) and training.

*32% & 22% of businesses / charities identified a breach or cyber-attack within the last 12 months at an average cost of £4,180 and £9,470 respectively*

*4.1 Billion breached records in the first 6 months of 2019*