Nicolson Bray - About Us

Clarity, Guidance, Partnership

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Our values

We help businesses gain a competitive advantage through the strength, depth and agility of their cyber defences. We achieve this by giving you clarity over your cyber risks, guiding you through fixing them, and partnering with you to safeguard your business from future threats. 

Clarity

Cyber security exists almost purely in the digital world. You can neither touch, feel or see it. Cybercriminals thrive in the shadows, and businesses may be completely unaware of their weaknesses.

My goal at Nicolson Bray is to make the invisible visible, and bring clarity to this world. We achieve this by revealing your unknown cyber risks, explaining potential impacts in simple terms and demystifying cyber risk for your management team and Board.

Partnership

We firmly believe that cyber security is a business problem, not a technology one. We also believe that businesses thrive when they make long-lasting, trusted partnerships.

This is why, before implementing cyber security measures, our consultants focus first on getting to know your business and understand your goals. 

We succeed through our clients’ successes. Partner with us, and we will work with you to protect and safeguard your business every step of the way. 

Guidance

When your information security is at stake, you need guidance you can trust. 

When you work with us, you can trust that the advice we provide is shaped by decades of experience working in high-risk industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare and education. 

Our goal is to share this experience with you and guide you through the security challenges the changing world presents. 

Bob Nicolson

During the inception of Nicolson Bray, larger cyber security consultancies were attempting to dominate the market with generalised, expensive solutions that didn’t serve the needs of their clients. We are different.

As founder of Nicolson Bray, I champion a business-centred approach to problem solving. 

After over a decade of providing leading-edge cyber security to top FTSE 100 companies, I established Nicolson Bray with a clear goal - to offer high-level advisory services to companies with developing cyber security needs in a cost-effective, pragmatic and personal manner.

Bob Nicolson

Founder of Nicolson Bray

Our Leadership

Meet the leadership team at Nicolson Bray - the driving force behind the bespoke cyber security and recruitment services that we offer.

Bob Nicolson

Bob Nicolson

Founder | Head of Consultancy

Bob has been working in information and cyber security for over 20 years. 

During this time he has led operational security teams, designed security solutions for industries as diverse as SaaS, green tech and media, and helped businesses large and small manage cyber security threats and risks.

Bob sees cyber security as a core business challenge best resolved through strategic solutions. This has led him naturally to engagements designing cyber security operating models and embedding information security management systems into businesses of all sizes. 

As Head of Consultancy at Nicolson Bray, Bob oversees all engagements, ensuring that as the technology and threat landscapes evolve,  our clients are kept secure and ahead of the curve.

Tim Wyatt

Tim Wyatt

Head of Talent

Many companies do not treat recruitment with the level of priority it requires - but this is often because recruitment entities do not deliver the quality and value businesses need. Tim has set out to change this dynamic. 

With close to a decade of experience, Tim specialises in sourcing highly-skilled, technology-focused candidates for both large corporations and growth-focused organisations. 

As Head of Talent at Nicolson Bray, Tim oversees all talent acquisition activities, applying a consultative approach to deliver valuable outcomes for Nicolson Bray’s clients.   

Meet our Associate Consultants

Delivering a cyber security service that’s tailored to your business requires a pool of talent that’s as flexible as it is skilled. 

Nicolson Bray benefits from a tight-knit network of past and present consultants, each a specialist in their cyber security discipline. 

Mike Hawthorn

Mike Hawthorne

Information security risk & cyber strategy

Stuart Mills

Stuart Mills

Information security risk & cyber strategy

Charles Roberts

Charles Roberts

Cloud security strategy, architecture & engineering

Pete Maan

Pete Maan

Privileged Access Management

Ian Balmer

Ian Balmer

Cyber security project and change management

Christopher Naveen

Christopher Naveen

Cyber security vulnerability management

Haseeb Chaudhary

Haseeb Chaudhary

DevSecOps and application security consultancy

Sam Belcaid

Sam Belcaid

Project and change management