Winners of the inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) announced

The winners of the first-ever Tackling Economic Crime Awards were announced on Monday 9th December at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane where 250 representatives from the financial crime sector were in attendance.

The winners were selected from an esteemed panel of judges and the awards were presented in 13 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: 

“It’s a great honour to be able to play a part in recognising the achievements of so many outstanding players in this sector. 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.”

The 2019 winners: 

Outstanding Manager or Director

Simon York – Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC

Outstanding Team

The DCPCU (Dedicated Card & Payment Crime Unit)

Outstanding Consultant

Graydon Business Intelligence Unit – Graydon UK

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

Cyber and Economic Crime Awareness Service – Greater Manchester Police

Outstanding Training Initiative

James Jenkin – Serious Fraud Office

Outstanding New Product

The Paybase Risk Suite – Paybase

Outstanding Partnership

Hertfordshire Shared Anti-Fraud Service

Outstanding Investigator

DC Adele Shallcross – Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Outstanding Young Professional

Dave Laramy – Capital One UK

Outstanding Female Professional

Claire Jenkins FCCA, Integrity & Enforcement Unit – Companies House

Outstanding Male Professional

Russell Chinn – Metropolitan Police, DCPCU

Outstanding Prevention Initiative

Santander UK – APP Scam Prevention

Lifetime Achievement

Professor Michael Levi 

The awards could not have taken place without the support of the associations and their representative judges; ACFE, Cabinet Office, Cifas, CIPFA, City of London Police, Fraud Advisory Panel, Insurance Fraud Bureau, InterSOC, London Fraud Forum, North East Fraud Forum, RUSI, Serious Fraud Office, UK Finance and University of Portsmouth. 

The awards were sponsored by fraud technology provider – Altia-ABM; Cifas sponsored the menu and International Security Expo sponsored the drinks reception.  

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners and thank you to everyone who supported the awards.

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