Partners& achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Accreditation

Partners& Limited has successfully obtained Cyber Essentials Plus certification from The IASME Consortium Ltd. At a time when cybercrime is at an all-time high, this accomplishment marks a significant step in enhancing its cybersecurity landscape.

Partners& takes the security of its, and its clients’ data, very seriously. It has partnered with Citation Cyber, to introduce an enhanced level of rigour across the business. The result is that Partners& is now well-positioned to meet the needs of corporate clients for whom this is a requirement. It also equips Partners& to deal with sensitive personal data, building a platform for accelerated growth in the wellbeing, health and protection part of its business.

According to Swati Chopra, Chief Information Officer, “At the beginning of this financial year, we set a goal to elevate our current cybersecurity measures by striving for Cyber Essentials Plus certification. With so much evidence pointing to the likelihood of a company experiencing a data breach, addressing our security environment has become a strategic priority.

“We initiated the project in early April, which involved conducting onsite, internal, and external vulnerability tests on our systems to assess the level of risk. The evaluation process included a thorough examination of our infrastructure, aiming to identify potential security incidents and provide actionable recommendations to mitigate them.

“I’m delighted with our collaboration with Citation Cyber, and what we have been able to achieve. Taking such a proactive approach really enhances our resilience as a business.”

“In addition, having been through the experience ourselves, and as a leading player in advising clients in relation to their cyber security risks, we are better able to advise our clients on the cyber risks they face.”

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Swati Chopra, Chief Information Officer

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About Partners&

Partners& is a Chartered insurance broker providing specialist insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims advice to businesses and private clients. As a next generation insurance advisory business, Partners& combines the best traditions of broking, such as technical advice and client service, with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology, to enhance the client experience and create a dynamic workplace for its talented team.


In July 2023, Partners& was named UK Broker of the Year at The British Insurance Awards. It has also been shortlisted in the UK Broker Awards for “Commercial Lines Broker of the Year”, “Schemes Broker of the Year” and “Best Training Programme”, which will be announced in November 2023. Other accolades include the Best Diversity & Inclusion Programme and Best UK Start Up at the 2021 UK Broker Awards and the Diversity and Inclusion category at the Broker Innovation Awards 2022.  It has also been awarded its second gold Investor in Customers award demonstrating its commitment to delivering exceptional client experience.


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