Crime fighters shortlisted in Web awards

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A Sheffield-based organisation that helps small firms to avoid being the victims of crime has reached the finals of a prestigious Internet award.

The Business Crime Reduction Centre has been shortlisted in the ‘Making the Internet a safer place’ category of the Nominet Internet Awards, which celebrate the achievements and innovation of UK Internet initiatives.

Centre director David Ransom said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award.

“The calibre of the other initiatives shortlisted demonstrates the high standard in this year’s awards. The Business Crime Reduction Centre has worked hard over the past year to reduce the impact cybercrime has on small businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region and it is pleasing to have that hard work acknowledged.”

Lesley Cowley, chief executive of Nominet, one of the world’s leading internet registry companies, said: “In an environment where the internet doesn’t always get good press, the awards have uncovered some shining examples of the positive impact the internet is having around the UK. In the last 12 months there have been a number of strides across a wide range of sectors.”