Roz Woodward of Securious and South West Cyber Security Cluster selected as finalist in Devon Venus Awards 2016 (not once but twice!)

© Guy Newman.01.07.2016. The directors of Securious Pete Woodward, Roz Woodward & Tony Harbron a small but experienced team of cyber security specialists.

Roz Woodward of Securious. ©


We are delighted to announce that our very own Roz Woodward has been selected as a finalist in not one but two categories of the upcoming Devon Venus Awards 2016.

Roz is a finalist in the categories of:

“Entrepreneur of the Year” 

“Lifetime Achievement”.

Promoting cyber security awareness across the South West

The Awards, dubbed the “Working Women’s Oscars” by Channel 4, celebrate the vital contribution women in business make to the regional and national economy.

Roz has been selected as a finalist not just for her work in building Securious as a pioneering cyber security company but also for her efforts in helping promote cyber security awareness amongst a much wider audience across the region as Chair of the South West Cyber Security Cluster.


Making cyber security something the region feels empowered to tackle

Describing her selection as a finalist in the two categories, Roz said,

“I feel very honoured to be recognised alongside such an inspiring group of Devon’s best business woman.

I am also delighted that the Awards have recognised the importance of cyber security for businesses and organisations in the county and our efforts to help make it something people not only understand, but feel empowered to tackle.”


Gala Dinner at The Great Hall, University of Exeter

Now in its fourth year in Devon, the Venus Awards have proved to be ever popular with the business women of the region, with over 1,612 nominations and 375 applications received in one or more of the 14 categories.

Launched at Plymouth Science Park in May this year, participants have been whittled down to the Finalists stage by either sponsor judging or public voting. Sponsors and candidates have attended a variety of events over the intervening months to reach this point.

The Venus journey will culminate in a glamorous Ceremony and Gala Dinner at The Great Hall, University of Exeter on Friday 18th November 2016.

Learn more about the Awards at //