Who are we?

Hi! We’re Beyond Encryption.

Welcome to Beyond Encryption, where we’re building the world’s most trusted digital identity community through secure customer communications.

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It doesn't have to be complicated

At Beyond Encryption, we believe secure communication doesn't have to be complicated. That's why we create solutions that make safeguarding valuable data simple. Our user-friendly products are designed with convenience in mind, so you can focus on what you do best - connecting with your customers.

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Working with us?

We're proud to be...

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We’re based in leafy Fareham, Hampshire, UK. Our door is always open, so you’re welcome to drop by for tea (and cake) if you're in town.
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Paul Holland, our CEO, is not only a super boss but is daily referred to by clients as the nicest man on the planet (plus, he buys the cake...).
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Cyber fanatics

We're dedicated to developing technologies that blend security and simplicity, making digital customer comms safe and hassle-free.


What’s it like to be a part of?

Working at Beyond Encryption is an experience beyond ordinary. We're a close-knit community driven by a shared vision and core values that guide everything we do. When people join our team, they become part of a family that is passionate about making a positive impact in the world of customer communications.

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ESG Impact

We go beyond business

Oh, and did we mention that we're a B Corp? That means we're not just committed to delivering exceptional products - we're driven by a purpose and we act on it. Being a B Corp means we make a positive impact on society and the environment while doing what we love - helping businesses to thrive in a digital world.

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How we B.E.

Our values

Be bold

Be bold.

We foster an environment where creative ideas are welcomed, considered risks are encouraged, and team members are empowered to make a difference. We're not afraid to challenge the status quo.

Be inclusive

Be inclusive.

We celebrate diversity to create a shared culture where every voice is heard, valued, and respected. Egos are left at the door and we always prioritise collective success over individual achievement.

Be yourself

Be yourself.

We encourage people to embrace their authenticity and express their ideas, perspectives, and talents freely. We want to help amplify individuality because it's what makes us brilliant as a team.


Where it all started

Beyond Encryption was founded in 2016 by Paul Holland. A serial tech entrepreneur, Paul saw the growing need for secure digital communications at the start of the internet era. After selling previous businesses to Capita and Experian, he turned his focus to building the team that would develop the identity technology behind Mailock, nigel, and AssureScore.

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Our people

Meet the team

We're trusted advisers, we're tech experts, we're people and product fanatics.

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Chief Executive Officer

Paul Holland

Paul is dedicated to sharing his 40 years of experience in digital security and identity protection with his team and the wider market, making him an expert mentor and leader.

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Chief Technology Officer

Mike Wakefield

Mike has over 30 years of experience in software design and development, and has recruited and lead the team behind our secure digital solutions from the start.

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Chief Commercial Officer

Adam Byford

Adam has worked in financial services and tech firms for over 30 years, developing his reputation as a an expert and an innovator. He leads our core commercial operations.

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Marketing Director

Emily Plummer

Emily has over 18 years of experience at financial services and tech companies, and is our expert in marketing and communications. She heads up branding and comms.

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Print & Fulfilment Consultant

Andy Young

Andy has spent his career bringing innovative communications solutions to the financial services sector. He now brings his expertise on digital change to our partners and our clients.

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Head of Network Sales

Carole Howard

Carole has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She supports financial services firms to secure their communications using our secure email solution, Mailock.

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Everyone has a voice that is valued...

... from the youngest employees, with their zest for new ideas, to someone like myself who brought along the experience of a long career. As we age its easy to think of yourself as irrelevant in the workplace, not so at Beyond Encryption where a diverse age demographic is positively celebrated.

Carole Howard Head of Network Sales
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The line-up



Secure individual emails and attachments or encrypt your customer communications at scale, without switching your setup.



Securely store and activate sensitive documents at the push of a button. nigel’s AI follows up on events, contacts, and tasks.



Verify identity without the need to check ID. AssureScore collates data from network interactions to authenticate customers.

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Why choose us

10 reasons to choose Beyond Encryption

Take a look at ten reasons why you should choose Beyond Encryption.


Watch this space

We’re passionate about helping companies to securely connect with customers - Mailock is just the start. It turns out, we use email for pretty much everything we do online, which makes it uniquely tied to our digital identity. We've tamed the world’s most unsecured medium, now we're exploring what that could mean for a more secure future.

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Our 'why?'

Identity drives us

Our digital identity is made up of all the footprints we leave in our online interactions. Organisations have a duty to protect the information they hold for customers, but many unknowingly expose data to unsecured channels, putting identity at risk.

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Securing identity

Enter, Mailock

Mailock powers businesses to communicate securely using a standard email client. In the process, it protects customer identity, heightens customer engagement, and improves operational efficiency while helping to make a positive impact by reducing print and post.

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