Good things happen when you work together


Cyber security is one of the key topics in the world of Information Technology, and the key question is always “how do we assure our customers that we are secure?” This is a question that Vantage 365 needed to answer, and after researching we determined that we needed to be Cyber Essential Certified.

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks.
Achieving Cyber Essentials without the correct guidance can be hard work, so how can we make it less painful? When Matt Weston, Managing Director of Vantage 365, attended a Sterling Maximise training event, he met Andrea Borwell-Fox, Director of borwell located in Malvern.

A successful 1-2-1 followed where they chatted through the process for attaining Cyber Essentials certification, and also spoke at length about mutually beneficial ways of working through a partnership.
What followed was a very effective and simple approach to the Cyber Essentials information gathering, by experts from borwell who managed to get the information that they needed so quickly a data gathering exercise.

With Vantage 365 being a completely Microsoft 365 driven organisation, the answers were easy to find, and required the absolute minimum of change in order to meet the required standards for Cyber Essentials. borwell expertly transformed all of the notes into the answers that needed to be submitted to the Cyber Essentials assessment body, and within a few working days the good news came back that the assessment had been passed.

With the expertise and knowledge of cyber security being demonstrated by borwell, and the Microsoft 365 expertise being demonstrated by Vantage 365, the process of certification was extremely simple and gave both organisations the desired outcome, another organisation who has demonstrated their commitment and awareness of the cyber threat and been officially certified as Cyber Essentials compliant.

For more information about Cyber Essentials and Cyber Security contact borwell ( or to find out more about Microsoft 365 contact Vantage 365 (

About borwell
borwell is based in Malvern, Worcestershire within the Midlands Engine in the centre of the UK. It has great access to Europe and the rest of the world. Worcestershire attracts many of the UK’s most talented and skilled Defence, Cyber Security, Software and Technology professionals. The borwell team is here to create your world class software solutions. Agile teams deliver projects in niche capability areas and these teams are able to work with most technologies, APIs and interfaces. Our custom software solutions help business owners who want to exploit their existing data more effectively by removing paper, spreadsheets and data duplication and by providing the exact features they need unlike using legacy systems, paper forms and manual processes.

About Vantage 365
Vantage 365 is based on the Waterfront business park, next to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in the heart of the Black Country. The Vantage 365 team are Microsoft 365 specialists, working every day to help organisations of shapes and sizes to achieve more from their Microsoft 365 subscriptions, being able to communicate, collaborate, and automate more effectively to drive huge improvements throughout the entire business.