PLANS UNVEILED TO KICK START £24 BILLION BRITISH SPORTS ECONOMY FOLLOWING COVID19 OUTBREAK

CYBER TECH COMPANY DEVELOPS DIGITAL HEALTH PASSPORT TO KICK START RETURN TO FOOTBALL CRICKET RUGBY GOLF HORSE RACING & THE F1 SEASON

VSTE COMMITTED TO WORKING CLOSELY WITH UK GOVERNMENT & MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS TO DEPLOY SAFE & TRUSTED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION 

VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) the British cyber security company founded by tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis (31) has today announced a ‘sports health passport’ style app to help kick start attendance at all British sporting events over the coming months as Britain emerges and recovers  from Covid-19.

VSTE and its partner Redstrike are committed to working alongside the Government and other major stakeholders to ensure that the technology can be deployed responsibly whilst fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Using its VCode® cyber technology it intends to support the economic recovery of Great Britain and kick start the UK sports economy and be part of the solution in  helping to move everyone out of isolation as soon as possible.

The ambitious and bold solution comes after all sporting events and fixtures across the UK were cancelled as part of the Governments lockdown procedure to tackle COVID-19. The lockdown has decimated the sports industry and the future of many football and rugby clubs in particular hangs in the balance. Many major golf tournaments and major sporting events like the F1 Grand Prix are left with lost revenues and sponsors threatening to withdraw financial support. It is feared that hundreds of millions of pounds in revenues, sponsorship and advertising rights will be lost across all sectors of British sport with catastrophic losses in revenue and income. Such catastrophic losses across British sport events could take years to get back to normal.

The concept was conceived by Louis-James Davis CEO of VSTE and REDSTRIKE the sports marketing agency founded by former Manchester United Football Club International Managing Director Mike Farnan, Collaborating together Louis-James Davis and Mike Farnan have formulated a digital app to get the British sporting industry back on track as it recovers from the virus lockdown when the phased lifting of restrictions takes place over the coming weeks. The passport style app can be used at all major sporting events including football, golf, tennis, rugby and F1.

VSTE CEO Louis-James Davis said; 

“The ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport is a truly unique way in which all football and rugby clubs, major sporting events and sports governing bodies can implement a simple and highly effective universal system to ensure fan safety at sporting events following the gradual phased lifting of restrictions. Using the health app in conjunction with an official Government /Department Of Health   sanctioned Covid-19 testing kit, a series of authentications and permissions are acknowledged to 

validate the test results. In doing so it will not only allow the safe and gradual return of sports fans to sporting events but it will do so in a safe and controlled way. Most importantly it will help all clubs, sporting organisations and events to re build after this unprecedented event.”

Football and rugby clubs in the Premier and Football League can issue the ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport  app (or an App that uses the VCode® technology for the purposes of the Health Passport) to all fans through their existing fan database channels and social media,  signing up for the app which would be free. This will in turn get fans back attending key fixtures and events in a gradual and staged process, with the emphasis on safety at all times. “

Redstrike MD Mike Farnan said; 

“The Premiership and Football league as one example have been decimated by this unprecedented event. Major sporting events such as the F1 calendar are also thrown into disarray and hundreds of millions of pounds potentially lost in sponsorship and revenue streams. 

The survival of Premiership and Football league clubs – which are great British institutions, part of the community and every day British life – is vital. The ‘V-COVID’ digital health passport app will become an important passport and interaction tool between fans and their football clubs or sporting events. It will also ensure that fans return to sporting fixtures and events in a safe and controlled manner.  Let me make this clear, we are not claiming a magic solution here or expecting to fill stadiums, it will be a gradual and phased return for fans attending sporting events.  But we do need to have a plan that revives the British sports calendar and its key events. British sports contributes £24 Billion to the UK economy every year.

However we are fully conscious that it is vitally important for us to balance the desire for sporting fixtures to resume in the UK, but with all sports clubs, sports event organisers and governing bodies taking a serious and responsible approach to public health and safety with this life threatening virus.”

THE FAN JOURNEY 

The ‘V-COVID™’digital health passport app (powered by VCode®) would be issued by the sports club, sporting organisation, event organiser or governing body as an officially recognised digital health passport. 

The app would be used in conjunction with a Government/Department Of Health  approved COVID-19 testing kit administered by a Doctor or healthcare professional that confirms and validates whether the holder has been tested “negative” or “positive” for the Corona Virus or has the antibody present. In the future it will include confirmation that they are vaccinated.

Once the test has been completed, the results will be updated to the fans digital passport. Once vaccinated it will be permanent proof of being virus free and protected.

Providing the fan has tested negative they will be allowed to proceed and purchase a ticket for the event by validating their ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport. This 

VCode® is unique to the fan and authenticated using its various security permissions, protocols and authorisations.

The fan attends the event observing the 2 metre social distancing safety guidelines where an event official scans their smart phone or Printed VCode®. The technology  however can give an optimal scanning distance achievable from 100 metres (80:1 distance to size ratio). 

The social distancing will be reduced over time as the phased lifting of restrictions takes place.

Uniquely the ‘V-COVID’ digital health passport is not just confined to the sport of football, but can also be used across all other major sporting events including golf, rugby, tennis, Formula 1, to horse racing. Both Mike Farnan and Louis-James Davis also plan to approach the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to help with getting the 2021 Olympics and Paralympics back on track by using the ‘V-COVID ™’ digital health passport.

Many football and rugby clubs are in serious financial trouble with gate receipts for matches non existent, advertisers and sponsors withholding rights income from major events and there are grave concerns that many clubs could collapse.  Already the ‘V-COVID’ digital health passport app has been welcomed and is being hailed as a lifeline to help revitalise the British sporting calendar.  

The groundbreaking VCode® and VPlatform® technology which powers the ‘V-COVID ™’ digital health passport works as a secure digital passport within a scannable app. The technology can be integrated into existing sporting and healthcare apps using the software development kit but will also be rolled out alongside Corona Virus (Covid-19) testing kits.

VCode® and VPlatform® the operating technology which powers ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport represents the gold standard and next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. Using military grade encryption it has over 2.2 Quintillion variations of codes. The codes become ultra-secure as user login, time, facial recognition, touch ID, geo-fences, handset brand and number of scans are just some of the factors that change what information the VCode® links to at the point of scanning.

VCode® in its own right has an infinite range of applications and capabilities from secure identification and ID, to geo location and geo fencing, asset tracking, authentication and permission based authorisations. It’s unique technology means that the ‘V-COVID ™’ digital health passport can also be used for the same validation and authentication process to be used in tests for other viruses such as Ebola, Sars and Mers. It will also help strategically to ensure that with regular updates and testing there is a reduced chance of a second wave of Corona Virus infections.

VSTE is currently using the same technology to work with the UNITED NATIONS as part of their SDG Collaboratory (Sustainable Development Goals) program – to provide a wide range of technology services to 9 Billion people by 2030 and which will be announced in the coming weeks.

For information on how to integrate the ‘V-COVID™ software into your existing system visit www.vcode.it/developers.

About Redstrike & Mike Farnan

Mike Farnan is the former International Managing Director of Manchester United Football Club and is a 25 year sports marketing veteran.  During his career Mike has promoted sports brands worldwide including Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Williams Formula 1, Jordan Formula 1, Sheffield Utd and Sunderland FC. A highly skilled sports marketeer, Mike has worked with blue chip brands including Vodafone, Heineken, Red Bull, Air Malta, Visa, FIFA, DHL, Umbro, Coca Cola, Porsche, Nivea, Pepsi, Budweiser and Cadburys. 

Redstrike was founded in 2013 by MD Mike Farnan and is now regarded as one of the elite sports marketing consultancies in the UK across Football, Motorsports, Golf and Rugby. The company which has offices in London, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Romania, Auckland and Sydney is a motorsport race promoter and golf talent manager. Redstrike is also the driving force behind a major football academy in Vietnam where it has secured the services of former Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as ambassadors.

For more information please visit www.redstrike.com

 

CYBER TECH COMPANY DEVELOPS CORONA VIRUS DIGITAL HEALTH PASSPORT WITH VCODE®

GAME CHANGER ‘V-COVID™’PASSPORT WILL ALLOW HEALTHCARE TRUSTS & BLUE LIGHT EMERGENCY KEY WORKERS RAPID RETURN TO THE FRONT LINE

VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) the British cyber security company founded by tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis (31) has today announced that it has developed a unique digital health care passport in the fight against CoronaVirus (COVID19). 

‘V-COVID™’ (powered by VCode®) will not only help rapidly speed up the process of getting key critical care workers within the NHS and Health Care trusts and blue light emergency services returning to the frontline, but also ensure that they do so safely and securely.  

VSTE are in talks with several leading medical equipment and service providers and are hoping to accelerate discussions with the NHS, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other health care trusts around the world.

VST Enterprises Ltd which is based in Manchester are also in discussions to form a joint venture with international medical equipment company, Prometheus Medical – the UK’s leading supplier of pre hospital medical equipment and medical training courses- to provide its VCode® and VPlatform® technology.  

Kevin Gallagher Group Chief Executive Officer for Prometheus Medical said;

“We are extremely excited to be working with Louis-James Davis and VST Enterprises developing the VCode® and VPlatform® technology and how it could improve the life-changing medical equipment that Prometheus Medical provides worldwide.”

The groundbreaking VCode® and VPlatform® technology works as a secure digital passport within a scannable app. The technology can be integrated into existing healthcare apps using the development kit, but is looking to be rolled out alongside Corona Virus (Covid-19) testing kits..

The VCode® technology can support test result reporting back to the NHS or the Healthcare Trust where the key worker is employed. The ‘V-COVID™’ digital health passport can then be used on a regular basis for ongoing monitoring and reporting.

A key worker can present their smart phone with the displaying the ‘V-COVID™’ app with their latest test result – which can be scanned outside the 2 metre safe distancing zone – to any official to confirm and authenticate their current health status based on a traffic light system.

VCode® and VPlatform® represents the gold standard and next generation of code scanning technology – an evolutionary step forward from traditional barcodes and QR Codes. Using military grade encryption it has over 2.2 Quintillion variations of codes. The codes become ultra-secure as user login, time, facial recognition, touch ID, geo-fences, handset brand and number of scans are just some of the factors that change what information the VCode® links to at the point of scanning.

VCode® has an infinite range of applications and capabilities from secure identification and ID, to geo location and geo fencing, asset tracking, authentication and permission based authorisations.  

VSTE is currently using the same technology  to work with the UNITED NATIONS as part of their SDG Collaboratory (Sustainable Development Goals)program – to provide a wide range of technology services to 9 Billion people by 2030 and which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Commenting on the technology and development of ‘V-COVID™’, VST Enterprises founder and CEO Louis-James Davis said; 

‘V-COVID™’ is a game changer in rapidly speeding up the process of getting critical care key workers and frontline staff back into the NHS and in our hospitals. As a digital healthcare passport it will also be a critically important asset in getting our other key workers in the blue light emergency services such as police, fire and ambulance services and the military returning back to operational duties quickly and effectively. At the same time this will also help to alleviate  the pressure off the NHS and emergency services.” 

Fundamentally once ‘V-COVID™” has been used to get the critical care health workers back to work , then it can be used under strict guidelines to gradually bring back other essential workers and the rest of the UK workforce whilst continuing to observe the safety guidelines of social distancing. This will help the Government organise a gradual “back to work” campaign and staged relaxing of the current lockdown restrictions. In doing so this will also help to minimise any secondary wave of the virus occurring and the lockdown measures being reintroduced which could cripple the UK’s fledgling economy with further stringent measures put back in place.”

It’s unique technology means that ‘V-COVID™’ can also be used for the same validation and authentication process to be used in tests for other viruses such as Ebola, Sars and Mers. ‘“V-COVID™” can also be used to authenticate vaccinations given to the frontline key worker and confirm other key information such as their underlying health issues, ICE details, medication and PPE authorised to the key worker.

Most importantly ‘V-COVID™’ can be used as a health passport for regular screening and testing of all viruses.  It will also help strategically to ensure that with regular updates and testing there is a reduced chance of a second wave of Corona Virus infections.

Louis-James Davis continued;

“Working in tandem with the testing kits ‘V-COVID™’ will not only give the Government a unique digital health passport for key workers and the public, but will also help assist with knowing how many people have tested negative and positive in key regions. It will also help to deploy resources into hotspots with a heat map in areas where tests have recorded positively. This will also assist the Government, the NHS and Health Care Trusts to manage and deploy their resources and assets in a more effective way.”

Critically ‘V-COVID™’ will also help with a staged re integration of the lockdown being lifted with key infrastructure staff in financial services, banking, transport, travel and supply chain services returning to work. Eventually all UK citizens would take the corona virus test with ‘V-COVID™’ and then either remain in self isolation or return to work. The metric data would also help the Government to ascertain precisely how many people were still presenting symptoms, remaining in isolation and how many had tested negative and returned to work. 

For information on how to integrate the software into your existing system visit www.vcode.it/developers.

About Prometheus Medical 

Prometheus is a leading supplier of pre-hospital emergency medical equipment and high-quality medical training courses for a wide audience.

Our specialist team has expertise in providing medical support under the most challenging and unique circumstances. Our in-depth knowledge, experience and credibility within both emergency medicine and the military environment means that we can offer our clients the best solution to their needs, from consultancy and strategic advice to the latest medical equipment and medical training.

Whatever sector you belong to, whatever service you are looking for, our internationally respected medical consultants can provide you with cutting-edge advice, tailored to your exact requirements. 

For more information 

www.prometheusmedical.co.uk

VST ENTERPRISES HIRES SONY PLAYSTATION PIONEER TO ITS BOARD

TECH INNOVATOR & ANGEL IAN HETHERINGTON TO JOIN THE VST ENTERPRISES LTD BOARD AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) the British cyber security company founded by tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis (31) has confirmed that the former MD of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and tech pioneer Ian Hetherington has joined the board of VSTE as an executive director.

In what the Manchester based tech company describes as a “major game changer,” Hetherington will join the company with the specific remit of scaling the current infrastructure and business globally. He will also be responsible for opening up and developing strategic business channels as well as providing mentoring advice and guidance. 

Hetherington is widely regarded as one of the forefathers of tech, a mentor, pioneer, angel investor and incubator of talent. He was pivotal to Sony’s entry into video gaming with their world famous Playstation console. Hetherington also founded the legendary games company Psygnosis which produced amongst other global cult computer games “Lemmings” and “Wipeout” 

VSTE is the cyber security company which has developed VCode® and VPlatform®, the cyber security equivalent of human DNA. VCode® is a unique coding technology that can be used to provide ultra secure financial transactions, virtual mobile wallet payments as well as providing secure identification services and authentication.  The unique VCode® and VPlatform® technology allows users to authenticate themselves in a secure and encrypted way. The company is paving the way in FinTech, counterfeiting, anti piracy, financial authentication and secure ID services.  

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

“We are beyond excited to have such a legendary figure in the tech world joining VSTE. Ian’s credentials and reputation as a tech innovator are world class. Single handedly, he changed the face of the computer gaming industry when Playstation was launched and he was a major part of its global success story.  Ian not only brings a wealth of experience across the tech and gaming sectors with a brilliant mind, he is someone who also provides guidance and mentoring of talent and the development of technological innovation. That level of knowledge is invaluable to us at VSTE.  Ian will add a very important strategic element to the growth and scalability of VCode® , VPlatform® and VSTE globally.”

Hetherington is a renowned figure in the games industry and a lifelong tech pioneer.  Post the acquisition of Psygnosis by Sony he was  appointed MD of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.  Ian helped design and implement the hardware and software for the Playstation and oversaw the development of its European launch. The global impact and success of the Playstation and the contribution of Psygnosis developed content needs no explanation.

Commenting on his appointment to the board of VSTE, Executive Director Ian Hetherington said; 

“It is a real privilege to be working with Louis-James and the team at VSTE with such an exciting future ahead. My greatest belief is that successful tech companies are driven by talent, passion and a constant quest for innovation. VCode® and VPlatform® are unlike anything I have ever seen in all my years of tech. I am hugely excited to be able to play a part in the development of this technology working closely with Louis-James who is a uniquely gifted talent. For VCode® and VPlatform® there is no perceptible limit to what can be achieved and how far this business can scale.” 

Hetherington has created over £500m of tech company exits during his career.   His current interests include mobile gaming, 3D mapping, VR, and game based language learning to enable global mobility.  He also sits on the Advisory Board of the UK/Lebanon Technology Hub and the British Games Institute.

The appointment of Hetherington will also see VSTE deploying its technology into computer gaming, film and television. In December 2019, VSTE announced a world first when it teamed up with Velvet Film Productions to use VCode in the new STAR WARS Origins Film ahead of the major cinema release of THE RISE OF THE SKYWALKER

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VST Enterprises Ltd CEO Louis-James Davis or Executive Director Ian Hetherington

Please contact Gerard Franklin Head Of PR & Communications

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VST Enterprises Ltd Executive Director Ian Hetherington

CYBER TECH POWER COUPLE CHAMPION CODE BREAKERS & CODE MAKERS OF THE FUTURE

CYBER TECH POWER COUPLE CHAMPION CODE BREAKERS & CODE MAKERS OF THE FUTURE

VST ENTERPRISES LOUIS-JAMES & NICOLE DAVIS APPOINTED AMBASSADORS FOR MANCHESTER BASED CODE NATION

LOUIS-JAMES DAVIS and NICOLE DAVIS the tech power couple and entrepreneurs behind Manchester based cyber tech security company VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) are to champion a campaign to find the next generation of computer coders, programmers and code breakers. 

The Manchester based power couple are to become ambassadors for CODE NATION, the digital training business set up by ex PwC/ KPMG Partner David Muir and Andy Lord, former founder and CEO of talent firm The Rethink Group Ltd. 

As two leading lights in the Manchester Cyber Tech eco system, both Code Nation and VST Enterprises Ltd are flying the British flag for cyber tech and innovation as Manchester is rapidly becoming the UK centre of excellence for computing coding and programming.  

Manchester is now leading the way as Europe’s leading tech hub. Last year the Manchester digital tech industry turned over £4.9 Billion to the UK economy. Manchester now has the largest number of digital workers in the UK outside of London. The Government’s signals intelligence agency GCHQ has also located in the region tapping into the rich vein of cyber tech talent.  

As Code Nation ambassadors, both Louis-James and Nicole Davis will drive a campaign to encourage young adults and mature students into computer coding and cyber technology as a career, particularly encouraging those from disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise not have the traditional pathway through a University degree. As a “tech power couple” they are keen to debunk the myths and “geek” stigma, making cyber technology an attractive career path. 

Louis-James will focus on encouraging a broad spectrum of male and female students from 17-57 into cyber tech, while Nicole will focus on spearheading a campaign to encourage young female adults into computer coding and breaking the male only “stigma” in science technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Both Louis-James and Nicole will actively look to encourage and promote software development and cyber tech through their ambassadorial roles with mentoring sessions, inspirational public speaking, networking events and coding masterclasses. 

Commenting on the new appointment; VSTE CEO and Code Nation ambassador Louis-James Davis said; 

“Nicole and I are thrilled and delighted to be working with Code Nation to help raise the profile and awareness of the amazing work being done in Manchester, Chester and Cambridge. Code Nation is flying the tech flag and showcasing the world class coding and programming talent we have in Manchester. We were very impressed with the brilliant work that David and Andy are doing here at Code Nation ,which is vitally important to bridging the UK skills gap and developing the very best British tech talent of the future. 

The workplace environment has changed rapidly and Britain is fast becoming a world class leader in cyber technology. Therefore it is vital to have a coding school of excellence such as Code Nation that gives the opportunity for those wanting a career in cyber and tech.” 

VSTE Director & Co Owner and Code Nation ambassador Nicole Davis said; 

“We are delighted to be joining Code Nation as ambassadors to help raise awareness of the fantastic work that is being done at the school by Andy and David who are both passionate about creating employable talent.  It is vitally important that women in tech are represented at the highest level to raise awareness and encourage young adult females into a career in tech. 

With only 15% of employees working in STEM roles in the UK being female, we need to address the gender imbalance which is one of the biggest issues facing the tech sector at the moment. Only one in five jobs in the digital and tech sector are occupied by females which clearly demonstrates the need to address the imbalance. We want to encourage young female adults and mature students to consider a career in coding and programming and to have parity with their male counterparts. As an ambassador, my role is to positively encourage and attract the female tech talent of tomorrow.” 

Code Nation was formed in 2017 by former PwC/KPMG partner David Muir and Andy Lord, former founder and CEO of talent firm The Rethink Group Ltd. The digital campus was set up to provide courses in coding, cyber security, data & analytics and iOS development. The school, which boasts campuses across the North West in Manchester and Chester and in the South in Cambridge, was set up with the objective of training and educating the next generation of computer coders and cyber entrepreneurs. Some two years on it has become one of the fastest growing digital education providers. In July of this year it reached a milestone having trained 500 coders and cyber security experts across its two campuses. 

Andy and David set up Code Nation having consulted extensively with businesses across the UK to service the clear need of generating more digital talent. Both have a passion and firm belief in educating and training people from all walks of life regardless of age or background, in computer coding and cyber technology. Through their training and mentoring, Code Nation produce a highly desirable skill set in the workplace and employable talent. What makes Code Nation unique is its ability to utilise its strong connections and foundations in business, commerce and industry to connect students with future employers in cyber and technology. It’s “Code Nation Pledger” programme currently has over 130 organisations and businesses pledging to find employment for Code Nation students within their organisations once they have graduated. 

Andy Lord CEO and founder of Code Nation said; 

“We are absolutely delighted to have both Louis-James Davis and Nicole Davis on board as ambassadors to help raise awareness of the work we do here at Code Nation and to give mentorship, guidance and share their knowledge of the tech world. Louis has achieved great things in cyber security technology and collectively we are putting Manchester on a world class stage for developing some of the brightest minds and talent in computer coding and programming. Nicole’s input will also be crucial in helping to break down the barriers, attract and encourage more women into the world of cyber and technology and show that it can be an exciting career path.” 

Louis-James Davis and Nicole Davis are the Manchester based tech entrepreneurs behind VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) through their family backed holding company Davis Company Holdings Ltd. Louis was the innovator who created the VCode® widely seen as the technology equivalent to human DNA for its unique traceability and secure encrypted application. 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.  

VSTE counts some of the biggest global brands and blue-chip companies in its client base in the banking and financial services sector, retail, fashion apparel and high-end luxury consumer goods brands. Each of these organisations and companies all use VCode® in their business to authenticate identity, financial transactions, supply chain management, marketing, sales and promotion campaigns. 

Last year, VSTE CEO and 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.

For more information www.wearecodenation.com 

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.

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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