Experience and expertise: A history of managing risk
As former consultants, Acuity founders Simon Marvell and Richard Mayall recognized there were significant gaps in risk management leaving companies exposed to unacceptable risks. Believing there was a better way, they created Acuity and the STREAM Integrated Risk Manager platform.
Purpose-built for risk management from the ground up, Acuity’s STREAM platform provides an integrated view of risk bringing cyber risk together with IT and operational risks to provide a comprehensive view of risk and compliance across the enterprise. The platform models all of the complex relationships that exist in cyber security risk management and presents the results in business terms via an intuitive user interface such that security leaders and executives can make informed risk decisions. The executive team draws on its deep expertise and industry experience to continually innovate and help companies prepare and protect themselves while embracing digital transformation.
Simon Marvell is a Co-Founder and CEO of Acuity Risk Management. Acuity is Simon’s second venture in risk
management and cyber security, having also co-founded Insight Consulting, the UK’s first specialist
information security services firm which he led through 13 years of profitable growth before selling to
Siemens plc in 2004. As well as providing leadership to consulting and technology businesses, Simon has
advised clients across all major business sectors on integrated risk management and channels that
experience into Acuity’s award-winning STREAM Integrated Risk Manager software platform.
Richard Mayall is a Co-Founder of Acuity Risk Management, and is the Director responsible for technical
matters as well as the delivery of professional services to our diverse customer base. Richard manages
the ongoing design, development, testing and documentation of our flagship solution STREAM Integrated
Risk Manager, together with its various Application modules, and also manages Acuity’s growing inhouse
consultancy and training team. He also has over 36 years’ experience in the IT and information security
industry advising a wide range of clients across all major business sectors on cyber, operational and
enterprise risk management and information assurance.
Tim MarvellFinance Director
Tim Marvell, Finance Director, is a highly experienced finance professional for both private companies and charity sectors. With a BA Honors in Mathematics from Oxford University, he has since applied his knowledge and proven expertise in running finance departments and developing management reporting in complex multi-company environments. He is experienced at Board level and at the detailed level in an office environment. His commercial skills paired with change management strengths have seamlessly supported organizations through periods of major change and rapid growth.
Kerry has over 15 years of experience in building and managing client-facing teams in both UK and international markets, accelerating revenue growth through the development of strategic plans, building high performing sales teams, and driving operational efficiency. Kerry’s role relies on her ability to understand the challenges that the market faces as well as the clients’ implicit needs to ensure that delivery of services is consistent with both the scope of the client contract and Acuity’s service culture.
Angus Forrest has been an investor in the technology sector for 30 years, providing both expertise and funds to finance growth. He has founded three AIM investing companies Drumz, Tern and Billam. Drumz is targeting established profitable businesses with significant growth opportunities, and investing both expertise to grow the business and funds to finance the transformation. Acuity is the first investment for Drumz and exemplifies the best sort of opportunity that we are seeking, established company with great technology and some good customers, which has real global growth opportunities.
“After evaluating a number of different risk tools, STREAM emerged as a clear favorite. The reasons we chose STREAM were the flexibility of the tool and availability of useful resources.”
“We needed a solution which was easy to use, easy to install, affordable and had an element of support included, STREAM was that solution.”
“Our initial purchase of STREAM was as an interim solution prior to implementing a permanent solution, but we now don’t feel the need to look for alternatives. STREAM has evolved alongside our requirements so we have no compelling reasons to change.”
Awards & recognition
GRC Analyst Michael Rasmussen’s Review
Gartner users rank STREAM 4.8 Stars
Risk Management Product Of The Year & Cyber Security Product Of The Year
Shortlisted in the Continuity, Insurance & Risk (CIR), Risk Management Awards 2020.
Five-Star rating in SC Media
In the Risk Management Review for the fifth consecutive year.
Top UK cyber security companies
Acuity has been listed in the ‘Top UK cyber security companies’ by Information Age in 2020.
Cyber Security Product or Service of the Year
Shortlisted for the National Technology Award 2020
Newsweek’s ‘Best Business Tools 2019’
STREAM cyber risk management and compliance platform has been recognized in the Compliance Management Software Category.
Bronze award for excellence in the DACH market
STREAM was recognised in Softshell’s Vendor Report 2019
Best Cyber Risk Management Platform 2019
Awarded to STREAM by Acquisition International.
recognized in Gartner’s August 2018 report
STREAM was recognized in Gartner’s ‘Critical Capabilities for IT Risk Management Solutions’ Report.
Cyber Security Product of the Year
STREAM was awarded the title at the CIR Risk Management Awards 2018.