THE WINNERS of the third edition of the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) were announced on Monday 6 December during a virtual awards ceremony where representatives from across the financial crime prevention sector tuned in live to celebrate the outstanding achievements of all this year’s finalists and winners.
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI, founder of the TECAs – for which Security Matters once again served as Official Lead Media Partner – hosted the awards ceremony with assistance from Alan Dedicoat (known to many of you as ‘The Voice of the Balls’ on the National Lottery), as well as various sponsors and judges.
In his opening address, Gill noted that the past 18 months had provided both challenges and opportunities for the sector, with 2021 witnessing the most entries since the inception of the TECAs three years ago. This fact alone clearly demonstrates the excellent work that’s taking place in the fight against all forms of economic criminality.
Commissioner Ian Dyson QPM of the City of London Police made a guest appearance whereupon he reflected on his time as a chief officer lead on the topic of economic crime pending his imminent retirement from policing.
As always, the winners of the TECAs were selected by an independent panel of judges and the awards presented in 12 categories to a deserving array of public, private and third sector organisations and individuals.
The 2021 winners of the TECAs are as follows:
HMRC Fraud Investigation Service, Cardiff and the Financial Development Team, London
Outstanding Manager or Director
Neil Green (Government Internal Audit Agency)
Outstanding Policing Initiative
Economic Crime Operations and Strategy Teams Civil Recovery Workstream (HMRC Fraud Investigation Service)
Outstanding Customer Service Initiative
NatWest and Nuance (Tackling Fraud Together)
Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce Tax Crime and Evasion Threat Group
Outstanding Training Initiative
Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit Protect Team
Outstanding New Product
HSBC Fraud and Cyber Awareness App
David Campbell (HMRC)
Outstanding Prevention Initiative
National Trading Standards Scams Team/Call Blockers
Outstanding Young Professional
Samuel Dean (HMRC)
Outstanding Tackling Economic Crime Professional
Claire Jenkins MSc FCCA (Companies House)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Paul Bamford (HMRC)
The event organiser would like to thank all those who helped to make the 2021 TECAs such a success, including industry associations and their representative judges, the sponsors (namely Altia, Cifas and the Nineteen Group) and this year’s media partners, specifically Security Matters (in the role of Official Lead Media Partner), International Security Expo, International Cyber Expo and The Investigator magazine.