Stuart has helped us immensely along our information security path. He is professional, knowledgeable and great to work with. He has helped directly and across the organisation as a whole in the area information and data security. Have no hesitation in recommending Stuart.
- Andrew Veitch
Stuart is immensely professional, very knowledgeable, flexible, and working with him has given us the confidence as a business that we are operating safely and securely when it comes to our data processing and handling. Highly recommend working with him.
I have known Stuart for around 20 years and he was first on the list when setting up my new SaaS insight business. I knew I would be dealing with sensitive data, and blue chip clients, and so needed to make sure my processes and infrastructure would satisfy the highest level of scrutiny. Stuart made the whole process of getting up to scratch appear easy, when I am well aware of the complexities involved. I would recommended him to anyone embarking on a similar journey.
When we needed to review data security risks associated with our new PAYE application, we engaged UKDataSecure to run a high-level risk review workshop. The workshop met all of our expectations and UKDataSecure's recommendations for risk mitigation and remediation provided us with a list of tangible improvements to make before our new application goes live.
Following the success of the initial risk workshop we have now engaged UKDataSecure to facilitate a quarterly Security Board, and to provide us with on-going data security consultancy services, to ensure that we maintain our security at the highest levels in an evolving risk landscape.
- Ian Hogg
Stuart and I worked together for around 18 months. I found him to be an excellent supporter, adviser and expert in his all things GDPR/Compliance/Data Governance. Whenever I needed him to help and deliver I could rely on him to do outstanding work.
His attention to detail and desire to always do a good job means he is exceptionally trustworthy and someone I'd readily empower to do complex tasks. He has an exceptionally high standard and drives others to achieve the same.
He was always a major asset on the team we were part of and a pleasure to work with, I'd happily provide him a reference and would welcome the opportunity to work with him again in the future.
I’ve worked with Stuart for a number of years and throughout that time have been really impressed with not just his knowledge of the security and particularly PCI market but also his ability to drive large scale and complex projects. Stuart developed close long term relationships with his clients and partners alike and I think this is a clear indication of his capabilities.
I have worked with Stuart over a number of years during his tenure as chair of the UK Merchants PCI DSS Working Group and more recently with him supporting our improvement programme at Carnival UK. He is an extremely competent programme manager and security professional, with a proven track record of delivering and influencing at senior levels across the retail sector for many years.
He is articulate, personable and reliable - and above all easy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Stuart has worked as the PCI-DSS Project Manager for WH Smith for 11 years. Apart from being a decent bloke, he knows his subject, takes accountability, can report and interact across different levels of the business and has the businesses best interests at heart. Stuart has been a major part in our journey to becoming PCI-DSS compliant across all of our UK channels, and the ongoing controls needed for such. Compliance is tricky as anyone involved in this is aware and many haven’t yet succeeded so this is something that we take very seriously in protecting our and our customers data.