To be Cyber Essentials certified you have to follow some key guidelines and answer some questions about your infrastructure. There is a lot of paperwork involved and everything must be thoroughly checked and analysed. You will likely have to make some changes to your processes. After this, it is sent off to an adjudicator and they will either approve or deny your application.
Companies who want to work in the public sector have to be Cyber Essentials approved before taking on Government contracts. Another benefit is being a trustworthy source of business. You are looking towards the future and ensuring your business gets on board with data security. Cyber attacks will only become more frequent and knowing you are safe from typical threats is a relief.