Cyber security expert Paul Day named as judge for the South West Business Awards

By Nick Batten on 24 November, 2022

Paul Day, Technical Director of Berkshire-based document management specialist Filestream, is to be a judge for both The Thames Valley and The South West Business & Community Awards – which are organised by The Great British Expos Limited.

Paul, who lives in Binfield, Berkshire, has worked with Filestream Limited for 27 years, and is an expert in cyber security, document management and GDPR.

Having first joined the business as a van driver, Paul has seen it develop from selling hardware such as photocopiers to providing document management software to some of the biggest brands and world-famous celebrities. Customers include Anglia Farmers, University of Hull, Kingsley Health Care, Carnival UK, Scania and BNP Paribas.

Paul said, “I am thrilled to be one of the judges for these two prestigious awards events. Supporting ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs in this difficult economic climate is so important.

“As a long-standing and experienced business, Filestream is able to learn from the newer companies that are emerging and, by seeing what others do, we can improve and enhance our own business.”

The Great British Expos believes in recognising businesses, charities and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution in their region.

The independent panel of judges, which is made up of some of the UK’s biggest business leaders, entrepreneurs, charity ambassadors and regional influencers, will present the awards to the winners that have been chosen from a short list of entries from each category.

Filestream is also a sponsor for The Great British Expos Thames Valley and South West Business & Community Awards and supports the GB Expos’ chosen charity: Cherishers! which has been created to provide employment opportunities for people in the Midlands.

Paul explained, “Since the pandemic, the whole working scenario has changed with more entrepreneurs and innovators now in the workplace, advanced technology and the option of working from home.

“Judging and sponsoring The Thames Valley and The South West Business & Community Awards is a great way for Filestream and our team to give back to the business community whilst also supporting Cherishers! – a really worthwhile charity that helps unemployed people looking for employment.”

Anita Jaynes, Founder of The Business Exchange and a judge at this year’s awards, said, “Having been on the judging panel for a number of years, I was particularly impressed by the calibre of entries this year. The competition is tough, so all finalists should feel incredibly proud to have made it this far.

“2022 saw a record number of entries and it took hours for the judging team to come to their decisions. I left the judging day feeling both humbled and inspired from hearing about the amazing teamwork and special people working in our community. I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone on awards day.”

The winners of The Thames Valley Business & Community Awards will be announced on Wednesday 30th November at The Hilton Reading, Drake Way, Reading.

Just over a week later, the winners of the South West Business & Community Awards will be announced on Thursday 8th December at The Double Tree by Hilton, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon.

To book a place at The Thames Valley Business & Community Awards ceremony, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-thames-valley-business-community-awards-2022-tickets-272672148737

To book a place at The South West Business & Community Awards ceremony, visit:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-south-west-business-community-awards-2022-tickets-272792137627

Pictured above: Paul Day, Technical Director of Berkshire-based Filestream