The Police Digital Security Centre’s (PDSC) Hannah Khoo has been named as one of Britain’s top 50 business advisers.
Hannah, who offers business advice to help local entrepreneurs, was picked from hundreds of advisers from around the UK for her work with SME’s. Hannah delivers the PDSC’s award winning ‘In the Community’ programme and Digital Security Clinics, visiting local businesses with police officers to physically provide cyber security advice to SME’s.
Hannah, who completed a BSc Honours degree in Computer Security and Forensics at University, said: “Working closely with small businesses I understand the many challenges they face to maintain their existence and with Covid-19 added in the challenge is immense, so if by giving my time and experience SME’s have a better chance of survival and can drive the wider economic recovery, then that’s a satisfying role.”
Neil Sinclair, National Cyber Lead at the PDSC, said “This year and the advent of a pandemic has seen a significant change in the way business is conducted in so many sectors. Hannah has shown remarkable adaptability and creativity to continue her high quality cyber security advice through a number of different mediums, augmenting her already impressive inter-personal skills”.
Hannah will now go through to the public vote to find the UK’s Top Ten Advisers.
The Top 50 Adviser Awards are run by small business network Enterprise Nation, the UK’s leading support network for small businesses – in association with Xero, Dell Technologies and Neat. The list was compiled after the awards reached out to fledgling businesses to nominate an adviser that had helped them to build and grow a sustainable business.
The awards, which set out to highlight the work done behind the scenes by experts helping Britain’s army of small businesses to build and grow, revealed a rich vein of dedicated supporters for the UK’s expanding entrepreneurial culture, even during the pandemic.
Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation said: “Business advisers are the unsung heroes behind Britain’s booming small business culture and their insight and experience are needed now more than ever.
“The awards have uncovered some incredible work that has helped firms take steps towards sustainability and growth or managing the current situation by pivoting and by taking a strategic look at their business.
“Research shows that those firms that take advice do better than those that don’t – and it stands to reason that good advice can help avoid some of the damaging, early mistakes entrepreneurs can make that can often force them to give up.
“The awards were designed to show how important this work is in action, in order to help more start-ups and small firms find out about the benefits of taking advice.”
The 50 advisers were chosen from hundreds of entries from around the UK, with ten outstanding experts picked out as the top ten.
To vote for Hannah in the IT and Technology category, the list of advisers can be found here: https://www.enterprisenation.com/campaigns/top-50-advisers/
More information on the PDSC can be found here: https://www.policedsc.com/
Enterprise Nation (https://www.enterprisenation.com/) is the UK’s leading small business network and business support provider delivering support to more than 50,000 small businesses every month. Its aim is to help people turn their good ideas into great businesses – through expert advice (including a comprehensive resources library), events, acceleration support and networking.