Ex-Veterans at Advent IM finalists in the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards

Advent IM today announced that two team members have been shortlisted in the 'British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, 2021', the world's largest celebration of veterans in a second career.
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. - Nov. 1, 2021 - PRLog -- The  Awards programme is the world's flagship platform for providing visibility by celebrating the achievements of veterans in the wider workforce and promoting the strong synergies between military values and business excellence.

Following a record number of nominations for the flagship recognition programme, Mike Gillespie, Managing Director & Co Founder of Advent IM has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Business Leader of the Year (SME) award, alongside his colleague and Managing Consultant at Advent IM, Dave Wharton, who ia shortlisted for Role Model of the Year Category.

Mike joined the RAMC in 1989, leaving in 1998, to pursue a career in ICT / Information Management and today, is the Managing Director of Advent IM. Since 2002, Advent has gone from 2 people with a laptop to a £3.5m turnover company in under 20 years, with 19 employees.

Dave joined Advent IM from the RAF in 2009 as a Security Consultant. In 2018, Dave was promoted to Managing Consultant with direct responsibility for the consultancy team. Under Dave's leadership, the team has doubled in size and he is also responsible for other outsourced consultants brought in during busy periods.

The winner of each category will be announced and celebrated at a ceremony on 2 December at the InterContinental London - The O2. In attendance will be over 1,000 business and military leaders. Jacqui Oatley MBE will host the ceremony, as well as introduce a programme of live entertainment and special guest speakers, including the double Olympic rowing champion Major Heather Stanning OBE.

To find out more about this years' awards programme, and see a full list of finalists, please visit www.exforcesinbusiness.co.uk/

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About Advent IM

Advent IM is an independent specialist consultancy, focusing on holistic security management solutions for information, people and physical assets, across both the public and private sectors. Established in 2002, Advent IM is a centre of excellence for security services, promoting the benefits of best practice guidelines and standards and the need to address risk management to protect against potential threats.
From its offices in the Midlands and London, its Consultants work nationwide and are members of the Chartered Institute of Information Security  (CIISec), The Security Institute (SyI) and British Computer Society.

Consultants are also Lead Auditors for the International standard for information security management (ISO 27001)), CESG Certified Professionals (CCP), Practitioners of PRINCE2, a recognised project management methodology widely used within the public sector, CISSP qualified and Home Office trained physical security assessors.

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