Wednesday 8 Jul 2015 12:20

Scottish tech firm's award for war on spammers

A team of Scottish technology experts have won a major accolade from one of the world’s biggest IT security firms, GFI.

The 11-strong team at Grant McGregor protect scores of businesses across the UK – including BSkyB, G4S Security, Macmillan Group and the RFU – by helping their IT departments to keep systems working and guard against online and digital threats.

David Lawrence, one of the founding directors of the thriving Edinburgh-based IT firm said: “Security is a real and daily threat to every business that use computers and accesses the internet.

“There’s never been a time when the security of business networks, servers, PCs and devices has been more widely talked about and understood.

“It’s also a great reassurance for the hundreds of businesses we work with all across the UK, giving them further certainty in the expertise of the team at Grant McGregor.”

Jon Towers, another founding director of the firm, attended the three day event to collect the accolade, as Grant McGregor was named GFI’s best performing UK Partner, a fiercely competitive category.

Since the firm was founded in 2000, it has grown to become a £1 million a year business with major clients in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast as well as across Scotland and elsewhere in the UK.

GFI software is vital for tens of thousands of businesses in monitoring the security of networks, ensuring vital security patches and operating system updates are put in place and giving oversight on critical IT infrastructure.

Johannes Kamleitner, Senior Vice President of Sales at GFI Software said: “Grant McGregor truly deserves the Partner award on so many levels. They contributed to substantial growth overall as well as on specific products. Despite numerous changes within GFI over the past year or so, Grant McGregor worked tirelessly, often going the extra mile, to grow the business.“