The evening was an opportunity for the firm to celebrate it's achievements over the past year and highlight just some of the individuals who helped contribute to it's success. The seven award categories were in areas including Service, Technical Excellence and Innovation. Nominees and winners in each category were chosen by colleagues across the firm.
The awards were presented by former Olympic 400m relay athelete / Masterchef / Strictly Come Dancing star Roger Black.
I am pleased to say I was highly commended for the Compliance award! This was for my work with Mimecast in rolling out a secure email service to the firm which could be offered to clients or contacts.
What was especially pleasing was this is the third year I have either been highly commended (2013 and 2015) or a winner (2014), each time in a different catergory - both Higgs & Sons firsts!
This is what the judges had to say...
"Alex has been recognised in each of the three years of our awards, and each time in a different category.
The IT team was presented with the problem of confidential emails being viewed by unauthorised individuals. Alex quickly identified a solution through Mimecast. He spent time investigating all the different options and necessary configurations. He prepared a paper for the compliance board with clear documentation, proof of concept and easy to understand diagrams.
All signed off, but that was not enough - Alex developed a training programme for the IT Department and created documentation that could be provided directly to the client with FAQ's to help our lawyers explain the new service."