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Are you concerned about the risks to your business operations and data?

The Specialists Hub can provide the right skills and knowledge to reduce risk, build trust and enable success.

The Specialists Hub was founded to provide a central provision for training, recruitment and consultancy in information governance, risk and compliance.

To provide:

  • Experience and knowledge
  • Support network
  • Practical and pragmatic advice
  • Easy to understand information
  • Efficient delivery
  • Risk reduction solutions
  • Professional services

The success of the Hub is built on trust, integrity, and fostering good relationships with businesses and specialists all over the UK.

 

 

Jon Glen, Group Operations Director

Bev is hugely knowledgeable and successfully built and led a team that delivered a significant programme of work. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and work with her again.

Jon Glen, Group Operations Director

Royal London Group.
Steve Greenwood - Chief Risk Officer

Bev worked with me on an interim basis for around 5 months, specifically to develop and then deliver a critical regulatory programme of activity. Quick on the take up, detail conscious, yet pragmatic and commercially savvy. If the need arose I would reach out to Bev again.

Steve Greenwood - Chief Risk Officer

CF28 CF11

I’m Beverley McGowan and I am the founder of The Specialists Hub.

The Hub has brought together a group of consultants and trainers who are experienced practitioners like myself, with over 20 years of practical professional experience with all the necessary qualifications.

I’ve personally been in the Financial Services Industry myself for 23 years.

Between us, we can provide a broad range of experiences and skills from IT Governance, Risk, Compliance, Information Security, Cyber Security, Data Governance, Risk, Financial Services Regulation, Operational Resilience, Vendor Risk Management.

That’s a powerful mix of knowledge and expertise from which to draw upon.

We engage the most suitably skilled qualified consultants and trainers for the specific area of work where it’s required.

From the perspective of a client, you get the kind of expertise you can rely on when you need it most.

As a team we can support businesses and specialists with the services we provide from:

  • Identifying and assessing the opportunity or risk
  • Developing and designing the solution, to delivering it
  • Monitoring and improving the framework/structure/process.

What we can do is provide the right skills and knowledge to reduce risk, build trust and enable success.

Providing flexible, on-demand specialist resources for your business quickly meeting your business needs.

I have first-hand experience in running a Data Governance, Risk, and Security function and the issues faced on a daily basis having worked for large organisations such as CitiGroup, Co-op Bank, and Royal London Group.

I have a full and in-depth understanding of governance, policies, risk management, due diligence, transparency, information security, data management, data discovery and classification, data retention, data quality, and training and awareness.

This means that I have a full understanding of how to help others in the same situation.

And I want to grow a sustainable recognised and trusted brand, which supports the industry in addressing the knowledge and skills gap, reduce risk, increase awareness and drive maturity and culture across the industry.

The goal is to develop and support our next generation of privacy, security and risk professionals because without that continuity we are at risk of seeing an increasing shortfall in expertise.

Let’s engage, inspire and get the right people involved in security, privacy and risk. Improve diversity, provide opportunities, support and develop new people coming into the industry.

Let’s foster an environment of clarity and understanding.  We can dump the jargon and convey the importance of privacy and information security in a way that people can relate to, about the inherent dangers of ignoring the rights of each person’s right to privacy and the risks to sensitive and personal information getting into the wrong hands.

If you feel overwhelmed and daunted by the myriad of laws and regulations you need to comply with, then The Specialists Hub has been developed specifically to provide a supportive, friendly and personable service.

We help with the issues, the training and hiring, while you get on with running your business.

For the training we provide we have partnered with IAPP and PECB, accredited and approved providers of information governance training.

It was through many years working with global firms that I realised I wanted to help other organisations and small businesses, delivering their privacy and security programmes and helping to encourage others to get involved, helping to pass on knowledge and develop others.

And now we have The Specialists Hub!

We’re here to help.

 

Beverley McGowan

Founder and Director of The Specialists Hub

 

Jon Glen - Group Operations Director

Jon Glen - Group Operations Director

The Royal London Group

Bev is hugely knowledgeable and successfully built and led a team that delivered a significant programme of work. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and work with her again.

Steve Greenwood - Chief Risk Officer

Steve Greenwood - Chief Risk Officer

CF28 CF11

Bev worked with me on an interim basis for around 5 months, specifically to develop and then deliver a critical regulatory programme of activity. Quick on the take up, detail conscious, yet pragmatic and commercially savvy. If the need arose I would reach out to Bev again.

Bev

Beverley McGowan

Founder and Director of The Specialists Hub

I’m Beverley McGowan and I am the founder of The Specialists Hub.

I’ve worked hard to create a team of consultants and trainers who are experienced practitioners like myself, with over 20 years of practical professional experience with all the necessary qualifications. I’m a driven, professional, collaborative, strategic thinker, and I’ve worked hard with my colleagues to come up with The Specialists Hub.

I’ve personally been in the Financial Services Industry myself for 23 years.

Between us, we can provide a broad range of experiences and skills from IT Governance, Risk, Compliance, Information Security, Cyber Security, Data Governance, Risk, Financial Services Regulation, Operational Resilience, Vendor Risk Management.

That’s a powerful mix of knowledge and expertise from which to draw upon.

We engage the most suitably skilled qualified consultants and trainers for the specific area of work where it’s required.

From the perspective of a client, you get the kind of expertise you can rely on when you need it most.

I’ve worked hard to create a team that can support businesses and specialists with the services we provide from:

  • Identifying and assessing the opportunity or risk
  • Developing and designing the solution, to delivering it
  • Monitoring and improving the framework/structure/process.

Our services can complement each other, for example:

We can complete a risk assessment and identify the need for a new team, hire the team using our recruitment department, and then train the team using our training and certification department.

And you’ll get all of that done in one place at The Specialists Hub.

What we can do is provide the right skills and knowledge to reduce risk, build trust and enable success.

Providing flexible, on-demand specialist resources for your business quickly meeting your business needs.

I have first-hand experience in running a Data Governance, Risk, or Security function and the issues faced on a daily basis having worked for large organisations such as CitiGroup, Co-op Bank, and The Royal London Group. I’ve gained all the relevant technical qualifications, studied at the highest levels, where I’ve identified issues and presented a programme of solutions.

I have a full and in-depth understanding of governance, policies, risk management, due diligence, transparency, information security, data management, data discovery and classification, data retention, data quality, and training and awareness.

This means that I have a full understanding of how to help others in the same situation.

And I want to grow a sustainable recognised and trusted brand, which supports the industry in addressing the knowledge and skills gap, reduce risk, increase awareness and drive maturity and culture across the industry.

The goal is to develop and support our next generation of privacy, security and risk professionals because without that continuity we are at risk of seeing a shortfall in expertise.

Let’s engage, inspire and get the right people involved in security, privacy and risk. Improve diversity, provide opportunities, support and develop new people coming into the industry.

Let’s foster an environment of clarity and understanding

We can dump the jargon and convey the importance of privacy and information security in a way that people can relate to, about the inherent dangers of ignoring the rights of each person’s right to privacy and the risks to sensitive and personal information getting into the wrong hands.

If you feel overwhelmed and daunted by the myriad of laws and regulations you need to comply with, then The Specialists Hub has been developed specifically to provide a supportive, friendly and personable service.

We help with the issues, the training and hiring, while you get on with running your business.

For the training we provide we have partnered with IAPP and PECB, accredited and approved providers of information governance training.

I’ve made sure the people I work with as part of my team have this knowledge too.

It was through the delivery of these programmes and working with high-level firms over the years that I realised I wanted to help other organisations and small businesses, delivering their privacy and security programmes and helping to encourage others to get involved, helping to pass on knowledge and develop others.

And now we have The Specialists Hub!

With the experience I bring and the team of experts I’ll be working with, we can provide a broad range of skills and experience, providing a holistic view of situations and potential solutions for your business.

If you are concerned about your risk management, your IT security and data management, then you need to contact The Specialists Hub.

 

We’re here to help.

 

Beverley McGowan

Founder and Director of The Specialists Hub

 

Lisa Davidson - Operational Risk & Controls Manager

Lisa Davidson - Operational Risk & Controls Manager

Barclays

Bev is an amazing people Manager and one of her main skills is people development. If I could have the chance to work with Bev again, I would jump at that opportunity. Bev would be and is a credit to any business.

Sarah Hillen - Business Assurance Analyst

Sarah Hillen - Business Assurance Analyst

Royal Bank of Scotland

Bev is extremely professional, experienced in legal, regulatory and quality elements of IT Project and Service delivery. She forms robust, collaborative working relationships, driving forward process improvements.

Daryle Abrahams - Talent Management

Daryle Abrahams - Talent Management

Virtual Clarity

Bev McGowan performed beyond her years whilst in the company of her peer group of learners. She showed a considered approach usually found in a far more experienced leader. Her enthusiasm for learning marks her as a predictable talent for the future. A great pleasure to work with.