Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire presents commemorative bowl to Forensic Analytics Chief Executive Steve Rick.

Forensic Analytics receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation from Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire

Letchworth-based Forensic Analytics has been recognised for the impact and significance of its work within the digital forensics arena after receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation from the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire in a ceremony at Hitchin Priory.

The company, which was founded in 2013 by three highly committed engineers – Andrew Hausler, Joe Hoy and Martin Griffiths – is relied up by police forces across the UK to deliver software solutions that rapidly decode digital data allowing police forces to act on cases at speed. The company is growing rapidly and now employs nearly 70 staff who were present to celebrate the award.

Forensic Analytics was one of just 48 winners across the UK of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2021.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses and are a globally recognised royal seal of approval for UK companies. Each winning company is formally presented with a Grant of Appointment scroll and a commemorative crystal bowl by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant.

Forensic Analytics Chief Executive, Steve Rick said: “In our field, working in support of law enforcement at a time when over 90% of all crime has a digital component, the need for innovation in tackling the ingenuity of the criminal world has never been greater.

“Whether it’s drugs, violence against women and girls, kidnap and extortion, or some of the new and emerging trends in criminality like courier fraud where criminals prey on vulnerable members of society, perpetrators continue to innovate and so must we.”

Forensic Analytics’ flagship solution, CSAS, which is capable of processing vast call data sets in seconds. The software saves forensic analysts countless hours of time, ensuring investigations can proceed at speed, making CSAS an indispensable tool for the many UK police forces using it.