New awards to reward and acknowledge those who make a significant contribution to fighting economic crime, such as money laundering, bribery and fraud, have been launched. The Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) are independent, with leading associations and groups supporting the awards including:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Cabinet Office

Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, University of Portsmouth

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

CIFAS

City of London Police

Fraud Advisory Panel

Insurance Fraud Bureau

London Fraud Forum

North East Fraud Forum

Serious Fraud Office

UK Finance

Professor Martin Gill, founder of the TECAs, said: “The TECAs have been developed to be different; to be independent, ethical and to provide a level playing field. They focus on outstanding people, teams, initiatives and companies within the public, private and third sectors – committed to tackling any area of economic crime.” Gill added: “The judging process is rigorous and robust, and the esteemed panel of judges will review and score entries independently, ensuring that only the very best are selected as finalists and winners.”

The TECAs will be presented at an awards dinner in central London on Monday 9 December 2019. The inaugural awards are sponsored by fraud technology provider Altia-ABM. COO Rob Sinclair commented: “We are proud to be associated with this initiative and delighted to be sponsoring the 2019 awards. Economic crime has an impact on everyone, and those who have shown leadership and innovation to desist this area of crime deserve to be recognised for
their achievements.”

Entry to the awards will open on Tuesday 2 April 2019 and anyone working in, or from the UK, can enter. Nominations are invited in 14 categories. More information about the TECAs can be found at https://thetecas.com/