The winners of the second edition of the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) were announced on Wednesday 9th December at a virtual awards show where 450 representatives from across the financial crime sector tuned in to celebrate the outstanding achievements of all the finalists and winners.
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The winners were selected by an esteemed panel of judges and the awards were presented in 11 categories to public, private and third sector organisations and individuals who had made a significant impact in desisting all areas of economic crime.
Professor Martin Gill, founder of the TECAs, commented: “We were delighted to hold the presentation of the TECAs for the second year - all be it virtually - to recognise the sector’s achievements at the end of such a challenging year. All the finalists and especially the winners should be proud. The judging process is strict and robust; each judge marks independently against a set of criteria, and they commit to declaring any conflict of interest. Each entry must achieve a fixed score threshold to become a finalist, ensuring consistent quality across the competition, which means all the finalists – individuals, teams and companies represent outstanding performance of the highest level.”
2020 Award Winners:
Zurich Insurance Intelligence Team
Outstanding Customer Service Initiative
Hertfordshire Constabulary & Catch 22 – Beacon Victim Care Initiative
Outstanding Training Initiative
Lloyds Banking Group – Fraud & Financial Crime Training Initiative
Outstanding New Product
Zurich Insurance – Carpe Data Counter Fraud Solution for Zurich Insurance
BAE Systems & Zurich Partnership
Dave Perry – HMRC
Outstanding Young Professional
Zac Barrett – HMRC FIS Cybercrime
Outstanding Female Professional
Claire Jenkins FCCA – Companies House
Outstanding Male Professional
Philip Juhasz – Hertfordshire Shared Anti-Fraud Service
Outstanding Prevention Initiative
Scam Marshals – National Trading Standards Scams Team
The event organisers would like to thank all those who helped make the TECAs such a success including: associations and their representative judges; ACFE, Cabinet Office, Cifas, CIPFA, City of London Police, Fraud Advisory Panel, H I Counter Fraud Group, Insurance Fraud Bureau, London Fraud Forum, NAFN, North East Fraud Forum, NHS Counter Fraud Authority, RUSI, Serious Fraud Office, UK Finance and University of Portsmouth.