VST ENTERPRISES SELECTED FOR PUBLIC SECTOR PROCUREMENT CONTRACT G-CLOUD11

TECHNOLOGY FIRM ACCEPTED ONTO UK GOVERNMENT CLOUD SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE 

MANCHESTER 3RD JULY 2019

Manchester based cyber tech security company VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) has secured another major recognition of its ground breaking cyber technology services after being awarded a public sector procurement contract for the UK Government’s latest cloud based infrastructure G-CLOUD 11. 

The G Cloud framework is an agreement between the UK Government and private sector suppliers who provide technology cloud based hosting, software or support services. Public sector organisations can use and access this digital marketplace to buy services more quickly and cheaply than if they had to enter into individual procurement contracts with each supplier.

VSTE – which recently appointed veteran city banker and Chairman Of UK Finance Robert “Bob” Wigley as its new Chairman – is one of the fast rising stars of the tech world having developed ground breaking cyber DNA technology.  The unique “VCode®” and “VPlatform®” technology allows genuine users to authenticate themselves in a secure and encrypted way across online transactions and interactions. The company is paving the way in financial technology, counterfeiting, anti piracy, financial authentication and secure ID services.  

As a part of this acceptance protocol for G-CLOUD 11, it will mean that the basic terms of use have already been agreed between the Government and private sector suppliers in advance. This means that public sector buyers can purchase services directly from VSTE without the need to run a full Office Journal Of The European Union (OJEU) procurement process each time.  This will allow public sector organisations to not only get value for money for the tax payer but also access to the latest cutting edge technology services in a more efficient and streamlined service.

Having a presence on the G-CLOUD 11 network is the best possible way for innovative businesses like VSTE to provide public sector organisations with its outstanding cyber tech security services. VSTE counts some of the biggest global brands and blue chip companies in its client base who are currently using its technology in their financial, security and IT systems infrastructure, as well as business marketing, promotion, sales and supply chain logistics. 

VSTE is actively working with and providing services to the UK Government and a number of foreign Government organisations including those in law enforcement, military and defence providing technology services.

In 2014 the EU commission passed legislation stating that all items entering into the EU must prove their provenance. A report by the European Innovation Network (EIN) identified “VCode®” as the only standalone technology that could address the issue and accordingly VSTE was awarded the EU Seal Of Excellence for its solution.

One of the key remits of the G-CLOUD 11 framework is to encourage smaller British private sector firms to pitch for Government business. In doing so this gives public sector organisations access to the very best and innovative businesses providing cutting edge technology and services.

There are several elements to the “VCode®” and “VPlatform®” technology that are highly valuable to the public sector enterprises. The technology can be used to authenticate the identity of users, provide secure transaction data, increase the security and protection of personal information, sensitive data and confidential records.  The system also allows complete traceability, end to end transparency and encryption whilst at the same time helps authorities to tackle counterfeiting, piracy, financial and benefit fraud as well as improving tax and excise practices.

The procurement process for G-CLOUD 11 was led and executed by VSTE Director Nicole Davis who successfully secured the procurement tender. This is now the second year running that VSTE has been awarded this recognition.

Commenting on the announcement today VSTE Director Nicole Davis said; 

“VSTE are pleased to have been selected as one of the top cyber tech companies in the UK to be accepted onto the G-CLOUD 11 framework.  Britain is leading the way as innovators and creators of digital technology and cyber services. As the UK Government continues to make the procurement process more accessible between the public and private sector, it can only benefit to stimulating the economy and the growth of SME’s. At same time G-CLOUD 11 gives the public sector access to cutting edge technologies and expertise. Ultimately by having a more diverse and unique technology supply chain means better value of technology services for the Government.

ENDS 

For further information on VST Enterprises & Hon Louis James Davis 

Gerard Franklin Head Of PR & Media  

M: 07885 388398  e: gerard@vstenterprises.com 

VST Enterprises Ltd | Regency Court | 62-66 Deansgate | Manchester | M3 2E

VETERAN CITY BANKER ROBERT “BOB” WIGLEY APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF UK CYBER SECURITY TECH COMPANY VST ENTERPRISES LTD

Robert “Bob” Wigley the former Merrill Lynch banker and Chairman of UK Finance has joined the board of leading cyber security tech company VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE).

Wigley who will join the board as Chairman – effective today 17th June 2019 – will be responsible for overseeing the global growth and development of the Manchester based cyber security and consumer tech company. His role as Chairman will be to work closely alongside VSTE CEO and founder Louis-James Davis and will focus on developing the VSTE business with large corporates, Government organisations and the public sector. 

Wigley – a twenty-five year veteran of the banking industry –  is one of the city’s most influential and highly respected figures. Chairman of UK Finance (which represents over 250 UK financial services businesses) he is also a committed investor into growth businesses. Robert is an Honorary Fellow of Cambridge University’s Judge Business School & visiting Fellow of Oxford University’s Said Business School and a dedicated philanthropist.

VSTE which was formed and conceived in 2012 by former professional musician and pop star Louis-James Davis has developed a unique ground breaking coding technology – “VCode®” and “VPlatform®” – which he believes is set to become the cyber equivalent of human DNA science. The company – which is headquartered in Manchester, England and operational in over 16 countries – is already being viewed by industry insiders as one of the most exciting tech start up companies in recent years. 

VCode® was awarded the EU Seal of Excellence for its anti-counterfeiting and end-to-end supply chain and traceability capabilities and has been commended by UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The technology provides a completely secure means of verification; information held within the VCode® can be set and tracked in real-time in the cloud-based tracking portal, VPlatform®. VSTE’s unique technology means it can be used in a wide range of business, financial and Government applications in every-day life. 

VCode® can be used to provide ultra secure financial transactions, virtual mobile wallet payments as well as providing secure identification services and authentication. The technology is also being widely used in combatting counterfeiting, piracy and the exploitation of conflict minerals. Its wider commercial applications include the use of its technology in supply chain logistics, retail, distribution, sales promotion and marketing platforms.  

Last year VSTE founder  Hon. Louis-James Davis was named as the new Science and Technology Ambassador to the Zimbabwean Government by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The ambassadorship was granted at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and followed by a formal ceremony in the capital of Zimbabwe attended by Ministers and Government officials. 

VSTE is providing technology to help with the economic recovery of Zimbabwe. VSTE will be implementing VCode® to tackle illegal mining, counterfeiting and issues with border control, as well as introducing identity cards and tax collection for informal businesses to provide life-changing benefits – such as new infrastructure, schools and a boost in the economy – for the entire population. 

VSTE counts some of the biggest global brands and blue chip companies in its client base who are currently using its technology in their financial, security and IT systems infrastructure, as well as business marketing, promotion, sales and supply chain logistics.  The company is actively working with the UK Government and a number of foreign Government organisations including those in law enforcement, military and defence providing technology services. 

Commenting on his new appointment as Chairman of VSTE Robert “Bob” Wigley said; 

“I am delighted to be taking up the role of Chairman of VST Enterprises and working closely with its founder Louis-James Davis, Nicole Davis and the team to develop and share our vision. VSTE is a shining example of British technology and innovation at its best. Britain excels in this sector and has been a global leader in cyber technology from the earliest days of the codebreakers. Alan Turing was one of the greatest British pioneers and innovators of computer science and technology. Today the UK has some of the brightest and gifted minds like Louis-James who can follow in his footsteps and take those early advancements and technologies forward as we progress in the digital world. I am thrilled to be playing a part in this exciting future for VSTE.”

An investor and committed philanthropist with a prolific city career, Wigley was the former Chairman of Merrill Lynch for EMEA – Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Wigley was also a non Executive Director of Royal Mail and Chairman of its audit committee for three years, he was also  a member of the Court of the Bank of England and of its risk policy and audit committees. Wigley was also a member of the International advisory board of British Airways and  is a regular adviser to UK and foreign Governments,  He is currently advising the UK Government on its public private partnerships through the Economic Crime Strategy Board. He recently supported the National Crime Agency’s launch of its Serious and Organised Crime Report alongside the NCA’s Director. Foreign governments and financial institutions he has advised include the Qatar Government and Finance Ministry on the Qatar Financial Centre whose audit committee he Chairs as well as the Sri Lankan Prime Minister in the creation of the Columbo Financial Centre. 

In 2017, Wigley advised Victoria Beckham on securing £30 million of equity to develop her fashion business as her acting Chairman.

Today he is committed to backing young entrepreneurs and growth businesses as an adviser, investor and incubator. A philanthropist and supporter of many charitable causes, Wigley is a lecturer and Visiting Fellow at both the acclaimed Oxford University Saïd Business school and an Honorary Fellow at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School. 

Commenting on the appointment VSTE Founder and CEO Louis-James Davis said; 

“We are excited and honoured to have Robert “Bob” Wigley as Chairman of VST Enterprises. Bob brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and many years of experience in the financial services and business sectors.  He is a highly respected entrepreneur, business adviser and veteran of the city. His vision to help support and grow incubator businesses is also vital to the UK’s economy.  Bob’s knowledge of the financial services sector and his work as a Government advisor is unrivalled and will be a valuable asset to the growth and development of VSTE. Most importantly he also shares a passion for developing growth businesses in the tech world.” 

ENDS 

For further information on VST Enterprises & Hon Louis James Davis 

Gerard Franklin Head Of PR & Media    e: gerard@vstenterprises.com 

VST Enterprises Ltd | Regency Court | 62-66 Deansgate | Manchester | M3 2E

FOUNDER OF CYBER SECURITY TECH COMPANY TAKES BACK CONTROL OF VSTE

The founder of Manchester based cyber security tech company VST ENTERPRISES LTD has taken back strategic control of the company he founded following a unanimous decision of the main shareholders board.

Hon Louis-James Davis who created and founded VSTE, has been re appointed  some 18 months later by the main shareholders board following the exit of former MD Paul Greaves. 

VSTE – which is headquartered in Manchester England and operational in over 16 countries – is already being viewed by industry insiders as one of the UK’s fastest rising cyber tech companies.

The company is expected to make a series of significant announcements on its expansion plans in the coming months including the appointment of a former investment banker and city high flyer as its new Chairman. The twenty-five year veteran of the banking industry is one of the city’s most influential and highly respected figures. 

VSTE – now back under the control of Louis-James Davis – has already signed a contract with an International Government service provider based in the United States Of America to provide identity systems to generate unique ID codes in Indonesia, the Philippines, Mexico and South Korea as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiatives laid down by the United Nations.

VSTE which has developed unique coding technology – “VCode®” and “VPlatform®” is being hailed as the cyber equivalent of DNA science. The company is at the forefront of developing groundbreaking technology for secure online transactions. The VCode® technology which is being used in the banking and financial sectors, allows genuine users to authenticate themselves across a variety of transactions and interactions. 

VCode® is used to provide ultra secure financial transactions, virtual mobile wallet payments as well as providing secure identification services and authentication. Its wider commercial applications include the use of its technology in supply chain logistics, retail, distribution, sales promotion and marketing platforms. The technology can also be used in combatting counterfeiting, piracy and the exploitation of conflict minerals.

VCode® was awarded the EU Seal of Excellence for its anti-counterfeiting and end-to-end supply chain and traceability capabilities and has been commended by UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The technology provides a completely secure means of verification, information held within the VCode® can be set and tracked in real-time in the cloud-based tracking portal, VPlatform®. VSTE’s unique technology means it can be used in a wide range of business, financial and Government applications in every day life. 

Last year VSTE founder  Hon. Louis-James Davis was named as the new Science & Technology Ambassador to the Zimbabwean Government by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The ambassadorship was granted at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  He will be presented to the President Of Zimbabwe in an official ceremony later this year and which will be attended by Ministers and Government officials. 

VSTE is now actively providing technology in country to help with the economic recovery of Zimbabwe. The company will be implementing VCode® to tackle illegal mining, counterfeiting and issues with border control, as well as introducing identity cards and tax collection for informal businesses to provide life-changing benefits – such as new infrastructure, schools and a boost in the economy – for the entire population. 

VSTE counts some of the biggest global brands and blue chip companies in its client base to provide its VSTE technology in their financial, business marketing, sales and supply chain. The company is also working with a number of domestic and overseas Government organisations including those in law enforcement, military and defence. 

ENDS 

For further information on VST Enterprises & Hon Louis James Davis 

Gerard Franklin Head Of PR & Media  

e: gerard@vstenterprises.com 

VST Enterprises Ltd | Regency Court | 62-66 Deansgate | Manchester | M3 2E

VST Enterprises shortlisted for the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2018

Manchester, UK. 20thAugust 2018: VST Enterprises’ CEO and founder, Louis-James Davis, shortlisted for the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2018 in the category of Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Innovators are purpose-driven pioneers of change. This rare breed of entrepreneur is conspicuous for their modest talk and wealth of action; they pick up on the missed stitches in business to bring solutions that make our lives easier, faster and better connected.

Tenacious and analytical, innovators live outside the box and are guided by their entrepreneurial imagination. Free flowing ideas mean they naturally adapt to change and take the lead while doing so. They expect the unexpected and perceive opportunity in all facets of life.

The Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year will engender these attributes through unique alternatives that have improved their sector and disrupted the status quo.

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VST Enterprises

VST Enterprises (VSTE) is the company behind VCode and the VPlatform. Headquartered in Manchester, the company has international offices in New York, Reno, Hong Kong, Armenia, New Delhi and South Africa.

VCode represents the next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. A VCode can be scanned from over 100 metres, with a 70:1 distance to size scan ratio, at 160 degree angles, on and from moving objects, and upon any multimedia or television screen and even when they are microscopic on bank notes or minerals. This allows users to access exclusive content, check the validity of an item and make purchases while on the move.

 Supporting the VCode app is the VPlatform – a secure, cloud-based portal that allows users to create VCodes and manage the content they lead to. The VPlatform also provides users with real-time analytics on who scanned their VCodes, and when and where the scans took place.

On top of this, the VPlatform enables push notifications and rewards to be sent back to individuals who have made VCode scans, offering opportunities for brands to significantly enhance engagement levels with their client base.

www.vstenterprises.com

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30 UNDER 30: LOUIS-JAMES DAVIS, CEO AND FOUNDER OF VST ENTERPRISES

Manchester, UK, 13th July 2018 

A rare strain of pneumonia forced him to retire from professional drumming with international touring artists and very nearly killed him. While recovering, Louis-James explored new technologies to help share personalised music content. He hit upon a brand new and creative way of sharing secure content, completing transactions and ensuring traceability – VCode® and the secure cloud-based portal, the VPlatform®.

What’s your most significant accomplishment to date?

Since I can remember, I wanted to make a positive impact on the world. I started small – I was a sole trader in web development from 17 and ran my band’s website. Now, I’m rolling out my concept, VCode and VPlatform, which is set to revolutionise consumer interaction, security, and traceability in a number of industries. To me, my most significant accomplishment isn’t just one thing; it’s having my ideas being picked up around the world as we begin to work with companies from all around.

 Who/what inspires you?

I’m on the autistic spectrum so I sometimes get slightly obsessive, but it’s certainly not a bad thing. I’m motivated to be and do the best that I can. The business is growing and we still have a long way to go but I get up each morning ready for the next challenge.

How has living/working in Manchester helped you achieve your goals?

Being based in Manchester, with its thriving tech scene, we’ve been able to benefit from being surrounded by other up-and-coming businesses and technology companies, pooling our knowledge to support each other’s continued growth. I’ve loved seeing the tech community here grow over the past few years and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes and being involved in it!

What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?

I’d tell myself to try and see the light in every situation. Life can be hard, especially when you’re trying to break boundaries, so just do your best and make the most of what you have. Don’t give up.

What are your business goals for 2018?

We’ve got a great foundation in place, but now we’re ready to take VSTE further. I’ve recently been named Science and Technology Ambassador for Zimbabwe, where we aim to help rebuild the broken economy by bringing in systems to combat issues with counterfeiting, border control and tax collection. I hope to see a real impact being made in the country, and for this to be replicated with large technological integrations with major brands and governments in the near future.

Where do you see yourself in twenty years’ time?

I see myself leading VSTE from a creative standpoint. I’m an innovator and inventor by nature, so I can see myself as Head of Innovation. With hopefully more time on my hands, I’d also like to spend more of it helping other entrepreneurs to grow their concepts and expand my work with charities, such as KidScan Children’s Cancer Trust and Cancer Research UK, who I’m currently an Ambassador for.

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VST Enterprises boosts public sector procurement profile – Technology firm accepted onto government cloud services framework

Manchester, UK. 05 July 2018: VST Enterprises, which developed the technology allowing genuine users to authenticate themselves across online transactions and interactions, has been accepted onto the latest version of the government’s cloud services framework, G-Cloud 10.

The G-Cloud framework is an agreement between the government and suppliers who provide cloud-based hosting, software or support services. Public sector organisations use this digital marketplace to buy services more quickly and cheaply than if they had to enter into individual procurement contracts with each supplier.

Since the basic terms of use have already been agreed between the government and suppliers, public sector buyers can purchase services from VST Enterprises without running a full OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procurement process each time.

“There are several elements to our VCode/VPlatform that are valuable to public sector enterprises,”explains Melissa Henry, Operations Director of VST Enterprises. “The technology can be used to authenticate the identity of users and secure transaction data, increasing the security of personal information and confidential records. It also enables full traceability, helping authorities to tackle counterfeiting and piracy and improve tax and excise practices.”

In 2014, the EU commission passed legislation stating that all items entering the EU must prove their provenance. A report produced by the European Innovation Network identified VCode as the only standalone technology that could address this issue and VST Enterprises has received the EU Seal of Excellence for its solution.

Having a presence on G-Cloud is not a guarantee of winning public sector business. However,

VST Enterprises’ already has a number of deals in the works with those such as Isle of Man Post Office and York Council, proving the robustness of its offering.

One of the remits of the G-Cloud framework is to encourage smaller firms to pitch for business. As of the end of last year, almost half (48%) of the £2.85bn of sales generated went to SMEs.

This is clearly a healthy trend,” says Hendry. “By working with innovative UK companies like ourselves, the public sector gets access to a wider range of skills and expertise. A more diverse supply chain is a key element in achieving value for money in procurement as well as further developing the UK technology sector.”

For more information about VST Enterprises, go to https://www.vstenterprises.com/.

VST Enterprises Boosts Public Sector Procurement Profile

Manchester’s VST Enterprises accepted on to government G-Cloud 10 framework

VST Enterprises online authentication accepted on G-Cloud 10 framework

About VST Enterprises

VST Enterprises is the company behind VCode® and the VPlatform. Headquartered in Manchester, the company has international offices in New York, Reno, Hong Kong, Armenia, New Delhi and South Africa.

VCode represents the next generation of code scanning technology – the technology enables users to access personalised information securely through a mobile phone or smart device. Each code is unique and matched to pre-set security parameters that vary the level of access and information per user. The technology can be adapted for a range of consumer, business and government applications, providing a secure means of verifying information.

A VCode can be scanned from over 100 metres, with a 40:1 distance to size scan ratio, at 160 degree angles, on and from moving objects, and upon any multimedia or television screen. This allows users to access exclusive content and make purchases while on the move.

Supporting the VCode app is the VPlatform – a secure, cloud-based portal that allows users to create VCodes and manage the content they lead to. The VPlatform also provides users with real-time analytics on who scanned their VCodes, and when and where the scans took place.

On top of this, push notifications and rewards can be sent back to individuals who have made VCode scans via the VPlatform, offering significant engagement possibilities for brands with their client base.

 

VST Enterprises welcomes new operations director to the fold

Manchester, UK, 7 February 2018 – VST Enterprises, the Manchester-based consumer technology and security company, has appointed telecommunications expert, Melissa Hendry as its new Operations Director.

With more than 14 years’ experience in telecommunications and technology, Melissa brings considerable expertise in the sector, making her an ideal addition to the VST Enterprises team. In her role, she will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the company, overseeing a wide range of processes, including security and risk auditing, policy creation, strategic planning and key project delivery, playing a vital role in securing future business growth.

Melissa comes to VST Enterprises from ZiMovi, a centralised video management, hosting and distribution platform, created to give video owners complete control over their entire video catalogue. While at ZiMovi, Melissa worked closely with VST Enterprises to develop an innovative new application for the company’s scannable technology, VCode®, called VStreams. With VStreams, a customer can effortlessly scan the VCode as a call to action or watermark embedded within the video taking the user to external content, or scan a VCode leading them to the video itself. Melissa will continue in an operations leadership role at ZiMovi, and will divide her time between the two companies.

Speaking about her new position at VST Enterprises, Melissa explained: “As a long-time technology security professional, I’m particularly excited by VCode’s potential. Founder Louis and his team are doing what no one else has managed to yet – what may seem a simple code is so much more than that. No other technology that I’ve encountered has come even close to VCode’s security applications, required in so many sectors.

“I’m looking forward to working more with such a game-changing technology, and playing a role in helping it to transform the technology and cybersecurity space.”

CEO and founder of VST Enterprises, Louis-James Davis, commented: “I first worked with Melissa at ZiMovi, and her work on building VStreams was truly impressive. It’s fantastic to have her join as the newest addition to the team. Her experience in digital security is second to none, and will prove a vital asset to VST Enterprises as we continue to introduce our market-disrupting technology to new industries around the world.”

To find out more about VST Enterprises and VCode®, visit: https://vstenterprises.com/.

 VST Enterprises

 VST Enterprises (VSTE) is the company behind VCode and the VPlatform. Headquartered in Manchester, the company has international offices in New York, Reno, Hong Kong, Armenia, New Delhi and South Africa.

VCode represents the next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. A VCode can be scanned from over 100 metres, with a 70:1 distance to size scan ratio, at 160 degree angles, on and from moving objects, and upon any multimedia or television screen and even when they are microscopic on bank notes or minerals. This allows users to access exclusive content, check the validity of an item and make purchases while on the move.

 Supporting the VCode app is the VPlatform – a secure, cloud-based portal that allows users to create VCodes and manage the content they lead to. The VPlatform also provides users with real-time analytics on who scanned their VCodes, and when and where the scans took place.

On top of this, the VPlatform enables push notifications and rewards to be sent back to individuals who have made VCode scans, offering opportunities for brands to significantly enhance engagement levels with their client base.

www.vstenterprises.com

@vstenterprises

 

VST Enterprises appoints new Managing Director at Manchester HQ

Manchester, UK, 7 February 2018 – Consumer technology and security company, VST Enterprises, has appointed expert sales and channel director, Paul Greaves as its new Managing Director.

Paul boasts a remarkable 25+ years’ experience scaling businesses, including developing and selling his company, Intercell, to United Utilities which went above and beyond projected revenue figures, now at £100bn and rising. Paul brings his expertise to VST Enterprises after being bowled over by the sheer size of the potential for the company.

VST Enterprises’ technology VCode represents the next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. VCode is being adopted to combat the supply of counterfeit goods in Hong Kong and China, eliminate the circulation of conflict minerals and currency counterfeiting in Africa, provide a virtual wallet for secure payments across mainland Europe from Armenia, as well as working with the Indian government to eliminate fraud from the benefits system.

Paul will lead the direction and strategy of the company through advances in technologies and strategic partners. To enable the business to live up to its mammoth potential, he will play a vital role in securing future business growth.

Paul joins VST Enterprises alongside his role as CEO of global cloud-based video platform, ZiMoviand will drive the growth of both businesses on a global scale. The two companies currently collaborate on VStreams, which uses VST Enterprises’ scannable technology, VCode®, to allow users to securely access personalised information, no matter where they are, via a smart device. With VStreams, a customer can effortlessly scan the VCode, either as a call to action or by scanning a watermark embedded within the video, taking the user to external content.

Speaking about his new position at VST Enterprises, Paul explained: “A lot of people talk about global opportunities for businesses, but in my 30 years scaling and managing businesses, I’ve never seen anything quite like this. The potential for VST Enterprises is phenomenal.”

“I first came to VST Enterprises as a JV Partner and I was thrilled at the potential. In my new role, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with multiple big-name partners and see an even more impressive company than I could have imagined. I’m happy to see that other partners are equally as excited as I am.”

Louis-James Davis, CEO of VST Enterprises, added: “Paul’s experience in this industry is unparalleled. We’re delighted to have him onboard, and his knowledge will prove invaluable to the company as we develop and grow our global footprint. The future is bright for VST Enterprises, and we’re excited that Paul will be an important part of rapid global growth.”

VST Enterprises is already based in every continent around the globe, having expanded exponentially over the past 12 months, and the company has big ambitions. To find out more about VST Enterprises and VCode®, visit: https://vstenterprises.com/.

 VST Enterprises

 VST Enterprises (VSTE) is the company behind VCode and the VPlatform. Headquartered in Manchester, the company has international offices in New York, Reno, Hong Kong, Armenia, New Delhi and South Africa.

VCode represents the next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. A VCode can be scanned from over 100 metres, with a 70:1 distance to size scan ratio, at 160-degree angles, on and from moving objects, and upon any multimedia or television screen and even when they are microscopic on bank notes or minerals. This allows users to access exclusive content, check the validity of an item and make purchases while on the move.

 Supporting the VCode app is the VPlatform – a secure, cloud-based portal that allows users to create VCodes and manage the content they lead to. The VPlatform also provides users with real-time analytics on who scanned their VCodes, and when and where the scans took place.

On top of this, the VPlatform enables push notifications and rewards to be sent back to individuals who have made VCode scans, offering opportunities for brands to significantly enhance engagement levels with their client base.

www.vstenterprises.com

@vstenterprises

 

A double win for Louis-James Davis – VST Enterprises’ CEO takes home the gold at the Made In Manchester Awards 2018

Manchester, UK. 2 February 2018: VST Enterprises’ CEO and founder, Louis-James Davis, had much to celebrate last night as he took home the trophy for Entrepreneur of the Year and the coveted Chairman’s Rising Star Award at the Made in Manchester Awards 2018.

The Made in Manchester Awards celebrate the best in young and local talent at a glamourous awards ceremony, recognising outstanding contributions in 14 categories, includingexcellence in innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, training and development and leadership.

Louis-James retired from professional drumming in 2009 after a rare bout of pneumonia took him away from mainstream performance. He turned his passion for technology into entrepreneurial momentum and went on to develop a completely new scannable code that’s making strides in the fight against counterfeit, fraud and money laundering: VCode®.

Louis’ entrepreneurial spirit, strategic vision and leadership has seen him create a multi-million pound business with worldwide presence in an incredibly short timescale – and it was this drive that saw him receive the Chairman’s Rising Star Award.

On his award win, Louis commented:“It’s a huge honour to have come away on the night with not one but two awards. I’m so proud of everything I’ve achieved with my team at VST Enterprises, and we’re looking forward to an even stronger year ahead.

 “The tech scene is growing up exponentially in Manchester at the moment. I’m happy to be showing the world what we have to offer.”

Chair of future pro-manchester, Claire Sofield,said: “The Made in Manchester Awards give us an opportunity to highlight and reward the amazing young professionals we have in Manchester.

“Manchester is full of ambitious talented individuals who want to work together to create a thriving economy and I think that makes Manchester a great place to do business.”

A dedicated philanthropist and proud Mancunian, Louis is committed to helping the next generation gain entrepreneurial skills whatever their background. As well as being a Creative, Digital & Health Care Technology Ambassador for the Manchester Metropolitan University & Ambassador for KidScan Children’s Cancer Trust, he’s also hosted a series of events, formerly known as In The City.

VST Enterprises (VSTE) is the company behind VCode and the VPlatform. Headquartered in Manchester, the company has international offices in New York, Reno, Hong Kong, Armenia, New Delhi and South Africa.

VCode represents the next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. A VCode can be scanned from over 100 metres, with a 70:1 distance to size scan ratio, at 160 degree angles, on and from moving objects, and upon any multimedia or television screen and even when they are microscopic on bank notes or minerals. This allows users to access exclusive content, check the validity of an item and make purchases while on the move.

Supporting the VCode app is the VPlatform – a secure, cloud-based portal that allows users to create VCodes and manage the content they lead to. The VPlatform also provides users with real-time analytics on who scanned their VCodes, and when and where the scans took place.

On top of this, the VPlatform enables push notifications and rewards to be sent back to individuals who have made VCode scans, offering opportunities for brands to significantly enhance engagement levels with their client base.

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VST Enterprises hand-picked for Grant Thornton business growth report

Grant Thornton, one of the world’s largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms, recently reviewed the current business landscape in the North West to decipher the key components needed to cultivate a successful business. The firm hopes to encourage and inspire other ambitious business leaders looking to accelerate their growth performance.

Grant Thornton identified four key characteristics for successful business growth in this region and hand-selected a number of companies who have effectively met them in order to expand nationally and internationally.

  •    Purpose-driven
  •    Invested in top-line growth / willing to seek external funding and engage in M&A     activity
  •    Tech confident
  •    Networked

As a consumer technology and security company that has expanded rapidly over the past 12 months, really showing what the North has to offer, we we’re selected by Grant Thornton analysists to contribute to their report.

Giving kudos to VST Enterprises and the other businesses involved, Carl Williams, Practice Leader for the North West, Grant Thornton UK LLP said: “In the North West, we’re lucky to be home to some truly exceptional and inspiring businesses, a number of which have contributed to this research. However, if we as a region are to unlock our economic potential, it’s clear that we must learn from these best-in-class companies by being brave and tenacious in seeking new opportunities to grow.

 “These companies are ambitious, purpose-driven enterprises. They are embracing the power of technology, are alive to the possibilities of international trade and open to forging new, value-enhancing partnerships. They are thinking big in terms of external investment and M&A – and have clear strategies to reach the next level.”

Our CEO, Louis-James Davis, spoke with Carl and the Grant Thornton team about the importance of technology, support from investors to expand to a number of lucrative markets around the globe, and encouraging a true Northern economic powerhouse.

External links

To read to the full report, go to: https://www.grantthornton.co.uk/en/insights/planning-for-growth-in-the-north-west/