Cyber Wales Associate Members

Associate Members


The award-winning Acorn Group is one of the UK's leading recruitment and training companies. On-going research confirms that over 96% of our clients would happily recommend Acorn to others (industry average is 87%), and 98% of job-seekers find Acorn's service levels to be better than other agencies (industry average is 77%). These figures are testament to Acorn's philosophy that people are at the heart of our business and why Acorn is the partner of choice for many national and international organisations, and job-seekers alike. Acorn offers permanent, temporary and contract recruitment solutions to employers, supported by a portfolio of training, learning and development solutions.

Acuity Law

Acuity is at the forefront of emerging technologies and the need to create secure data environments in the new economy. Our client base in this area displays in depth expertise in the following key areas: Intellectual property protection; Secure data and cloud services; Payment security systems; Digital platforms and back up facilities; and Establishment of new technology campuses. We are a commercial law firm focused on supporting businesses with their business plans. We act for UK businesses and global companies with UK interests from our offices in London and Cardiff. Our optimum size means you get a high calibre service from partner led teams with strength and depth across corporate and commercial, real estate, construction, employment, dispute resolution and public law. For more information please contact Rem Noormohamed: 07779 779 238, [email protected]

Alpha Fence

There have been fences for as long as there have been people, or at least ever since people developed the concept of property and liberty. Fencing hasn't changed much since then as it remains largely posts stuck in the ground with stuff attached to them. The stuff of fencing is slightly more sophisticated nowadays, but for most people a fence is just a fence and nobody thinks or cares about it until something goes wrong, or missing! "Fences are our business: there isn't much that we can't do or don't know about fences, and we are passionate about them. Why not let us take care of yours?". For more information please contact Bernard KilBride MD, 01873 880784, [email protected]


We’re a world leader in credit insurance and debt collection, with a reputation built on excellent customer service. We continuously invest in the latest market intelligence and tools to support your business, such as Insights. Above all, we get to know you and understand your business. This is because we know it’s in our interest as well as yours that your business succeeds and we can best do that by working closely with you.


Falling victim to a cyber attack can result in major financial losses and data breaches can be damaging for a business’ reputation and brand. Our Digital Eagles are dedicated to helping you protect your business. Employee education and awareness is the key to becoming cyber secure, so check out our workshops and useful resources below for tips on how to stay safe!

Bevan & Buckland

Certain industry sectors often have unique challenges and specific requirements. Bevan & Buckland has invested and developed our expertise across a number of these sectors, developing sector teams with specialist staff who focus on that sector and the financial and commercial issues. Swansea in particular has its fair share of technology businesses and our team at Bevan & Buckland understand the business and financial challenges that technology businesses face such as product development; business lifecycle; exit routes; intellectual property protection and specialist tax issues. For more information please contact Alison Vickers, 01792 410100, [email protected]

Blake Morgan

At Blake Morgan we have always excelled in finding the best possible solutions for our clients. With exceptional talent and leading lawyers working across southern England and Wales, Blake Morgan has a highly skilled workforce with more than 120 partners and 900 staff, giving our clients access to a greater depth of skills and experience. We act for large corporates, entrepreneurs and owner-managed-businesses, public sector and charity organisations. We give our clients a single point of contact to manage their affairs; one which makes things happen in our specialist teams, so that our clients get the advice that they need. For more information please contact Luke Russell, 02920 385 385, [email protected]

Bowden Jones Solicitors

Based in the capital of Wales, with additional offices in Swansea and London, Bowden Jones Solicitors is a fresh, modern and dynamic law firm that places its clients' needs above all else. We have a vastly experienced team of Solicitors that are readily available to give the highest standards of support and advice with the minimum of fuss. Whether you are an individual or a business, whether you need to make a will, buy a house or if you are going through a divorce, at Bowden Jones Solicitors we have a team of experts that can give you the right legal advice. For more information please contact Marie Boudier, 029 2048 4550, [email protected]

Breakthrough Funding

Breakthrough Funding specialise in recovering R&D Tax Credits for organisations of all sizes. If your company is working in the information security sector, it’s likely that you are developing innovative new solutions or writing software. At Breakthrough Funding we specialise in getting cash for innovation. If you are using your own staff or external sub-contractors we can access government funds for you. Even though it's usually available as a cash payment whether you're in profit or loss, it's confusingly called the "R&D tax credits" scheme. It's available across Europe and has been in place in the UK since 2000/2001. You can check the official Government information here. To learn more about the scheme please contact David Nelson, 0800 772 0800, [email protected]

Business news wales

As an independent Welsh publishing business, the team behind Business News Wales have distributed over 40,000 of the UK’s top B2B news stories since 2012, all within the technology, human resources and recruitment markets. We have a proven track record of growing market reach for over 150 different UK and International businesses over the last 4 years.

Capital Law

Capital Law is a leading provider of commercial legal services to private and public sector clients throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. As a team of highly experienced commercial solicitors in Cardiff and London, we aim to deliver more and add value wherever possible. Clients say we're approachable, provide clarity, give excellent advice and talk plainly. Wherever you are in the UK or overseas, if clear guidance and straight talking advice is what you need, we’d love to help you and your business.

Chwarae Teg

Chwarae Teg is the charity inspiring, leading and delivering gender equality in Wales. We’re building a Wales where women are visible and influential across all sectors of the economy, society and in public life, and where women are empowered to achieve their potential regardless of their background, social status or geographic location. Agile Nation2, funded by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government, enables us to work with employers to identify barriers and inequalities in their organisations and equip them with the tools, from recruitment practices to people policies, to tackle them. We help businesses to attract and retain the best talent, enabling them to enjoy the benefits of a truly balanced workforce. For more information visit or email [email protected]

CJCH solicitors

CJCH Solicitors is a modern legal practice which delivers customised solutions and dedicated service. With five offices in the United Kingdom and representation across the globe, the firm offers a range of services in both corporate and private matters. CJCH Solicitors prides itself on being a local firm with an international reach.


Codel is a digital notary, providing an independent third party service for users to protect data and prove its integrity. Codel proves authenticity for any type of digital data and is used in a variety of applications, for example authenticating electronic banking, music, images or even revealing the location of a product in the supply chain. Proving the authenticity of data has never been so important. Adherence to compliance requirements has made many organisations reassess how they prove the authenticity of audit trails, documents and other digital records. Codel is an innovative, simple and inexpensive technology designed to help individuals and organisations address their data authenticity needs. For more information please contact James Zorab, 01600 772023, [email protected]

Computer People

Computer People have been providing permanent and contract IT staff since our inception in 1972. We are the UK’s leading specialists in IT staffing consultancy and we have consultants focusing on specific sectors. Michael Whistance and his team focus on Cyber Security and have successfully placed Security professionals with some of the UK’s largest organisations. If you have a skills gap in your current team and would like to discuss how we can help please get in touch with Michael directly – [email protected] or 01179 276236.

Computer Recruiter

Computer Recruiter is an IT recruitment agency based in Cardiff. Established by Bernard and Marilyn Morgan in January 1990 as BMCS IT Recruitment, the agency is the longest established of its kind in South Wales, offering IT recruitment services to clients and IT jobs to candidates. Computer Recruiter recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with CR 25, a large content marketing campaign publishing 25 IT-related blog posts in one month. For more information please contact Marilyn Morgan, 029 2076 1145, [email protected]

Computer Solutions

Computer Solutions Cymru Ltd is an award winning computer services company. We provide a professional computer sales and training consultancy for businesses throughout North and Mid Wales and the North West of England. We have grown to become a progressive and successful company with an energetic and experienced team of IT professionals.

CPS Group

Ian Smith and Charlie Grant manage Cyber Security at CPS Group. Ian, Charlie and CPS Group have developed an extensive and ever growing client base in South Wales and the UK as a whole, letting us know who is currently recruiting. Ian and Charlie work to get to know each individual in the Cyber Security space, so each candidate gets the right role for them. For a more in depth discussion, ring Jon McCarthy or Charlie Grant on 02920 375 599. [email protected]


I'm Brian Carroll, founder of Crimzn. Creative video production, digital content, live events and photography are passions that I'm lucky enough to work in every day. I work closely with clients to setup and produce video and design content for relaxed interviews, case studies, promotional films, workshops and live conferences/events. And with a deep interest in Skills and Development in the Creative and Technology sectors, I regularly work with clients on promotional and training content. Depending on project requirements, crewing can be one man (me), a small or large team of experienced and professional media colleagues.

Cyber Security Jobsite, part of SATOS Media, is designed and marketed to attract candidates who work, or are looking to work, within the Cyber Security environment. We advertise job roles on both a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. The site has been created to provide a solution for clients and candidates within the Cyber Security marketplace to network with each other. CyberSecurityJobsite also hosts the Cyber Security EXPO which is the only dedicated recruitment event designed for Clients and Candidates within the Cyber Security / InfoSec marketplace. The EXPO's are Free to attend for all registered candidates and provides an opportunity to meet with direct employers and recruitment agencies that are recruiting in this space. For more information visit or contact: Sean Smyth

Electro Impact

Electroimpact is a highly experienced aerospace automation company with a high concentration of engineers. Our wide range of projects include complete automation assembly systems for commercial aircraft wings, riveting machines and tools for wing panel and fuselage assembly, advanced fiber placement machines, robotic assembly systems, and spacecraft handling equipment. Our company was designed by the founder as a haven for engineers, with vertical responsibility for all work from concept to customer acceptance with minimal bureaucracy and barriers to success.

Elidir health

We are a mobile healthcare technology solutions provider. Our cross platform mobile web application revolutionises information dynamics inside the healthcare environment. For the first time, healthcare professionals can have all clinical information at their fingertips, available in their pockets, and can efficiently collaborate and share information with other professionals through a highly intuitive interface that runs on any modern device.

Farani Taylor

At Farani Taylor we embrace diversity in all its forms and cover a large number of individual and business services; in respect to cyber security we are known to provide high-calibre cybersecurity and data protection services both domestically and globally. Singled out for our unmatched understanding of the global compliance landscape and distinct knowledge of the interplay of privacy/data security issues with consumer’s protections law, financial services, employment laws and other controls. We maintain an excellent reputation for cybersecurity information governance expertise and data breach practice as well as for international data transfer, privacy compliance and regulatory investigations expertise.  For more information please contact Neil Brown [email protected]

Foremans LLP

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Whether you’re new to contracting or already an established contracting business, we support you with the full range of tax planning, book keeping, RTI-compliant payroll and accountancy services.

Freeman Clarke

We are the UK’s largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT Directors, CIOs and CTOs. We work exclusively in the SME and mid-market sector and we are completely independent.

Frontier Risks Group

Frontier Risks are a team of dedicated and experienced security & risk consultants. We bring a wealth of knowledge of operating in developing countries and challenging environments, with credible experience of projects across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Whether you need ongoing support, threat, vulnerability, security assessments and surveys or bespoke reporting on specific Countries or Regions, FR has a solution to facilitate your needs. Whatever your circumstances and your budget, you can depend on our professional experience to assist in achieving your business objectives – confidently, safely and without complication.

Hopleys GMA

The firm Hopley Pierce and Bird started in the 1880’s, and has acted for individuals and businesses throughout the twentieth century. Geoffrey Morris and Ashton was founded by Geoffrey Morris and Barry Ashton back in 1969 and the office was based in Wrexham, however, they opened an office in Mold in 1972. The two firms are now back together after 43 years following the setting up of Geoffrey Morris and Ashton by two former partners of Hopley Pierce & Bird in 1969. The new firm brings back together Peter Ridgway and Keith Faulkner, their paths having crossed briefly when they trained together at Hopley Pierce & Bird. They are now joined by partners Mark Davies, Andrew Holmes and Jacqueline Marsland who are confident that the greater resources and combined expertise of the merged firm will be of benefit to both new and existing clients alike.

Providing internet services since 1998. Originally formed from a successful consultancy firm that provided IT and internet consultancy services to clients that have included HBOS, Pilkington Glass and Everton FC to name but a few. From a single server we have grown to hundreds with a well connected ultra fast, secure network that spans the UK enabling our customers to deliver their content to the rest of the world.


Impact is a results focused management consultancy delivering value for money solutions to our clients. We specialise in advising early stage technology businesses. We also have a proven track record in skills development and training, technology transfer and exploitation, corporate finance, evaluation studies and project management.


IntaPeople is a specialist recruitment company with genuine and long-standing experience in the IT, technical and engineering sectors. Established in 1994, we are experts in sourcing high quality candidates for a wide range of permanent, contract and temporary positions across Wales, the UK and Europe. We serve companies of all sizes from SME’s to large corporates, providing cyber security professionals to meet their requirements. We have worked with specialist network and IT consultancies, the leader in cloud security and one of the largest professional services firms in the world. If you are looking to expand your team get in touch with our expert cyber security consultants; Jonathan Stock and Matt Morris or call us on 029 20 252 500.

JCP Solicitors

JCP Solicitors are a leading Welsh law firm that has been established for more than 25 years. We offer a full client service. Our Commercial Team acts for a diverse client base on both contentious and non-contentious matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions to intellectual property and information technology contracts. We regularly advise on matters of data protection and work with cyber security professionals where need requires. For more information please contact the team on 03333 209 242, [email protected].

John Davies & Co

Founded in 1960,  our founders approach was “to add value to your business”. Today, our approach is largely the same. We’ve remained close to our roots, we don’t run a tax factory, it’s not just about the numbers…it’s all about the decisions you make and the actions you take that leads you to your goals. We care about people, the staff and families of our clients and of our own business, and are focused on working together as a team to add value to your business.

Macbryde homes

We are proud of our reputation for designing and building exceptional, newly built houses for sale in desirable locations across North Wales and the North West of England. Our properties are built in superb locations using the finest materials and traditional methods of build while embracing the latest technology to create a new home you would be proud to own. You can rely on our professional and experienced property sales team to offer all the support and guidance you need along your journey to a new Macbryde Home


Med-Co (Europe) Ltd, established in 1998, is proud to be one of the few medical recruitment agencies in the UK that specialises exclusively in Primary Care. Our close knit team of recruitment professionals aims to give you a high level of personal service whether as a client or candidate. We strive to bring speed, competitive rates and certainty of placement to every assignment you trust us to fill. In order to better understand and fulfil your needs, each of our recruiters is a sector specialist (e.g. General practice, Military, OOH and Prison healthcare) supported by the Med-Co professional development programme. We believe that personal relationships lie at the heart of our business and we are delighted that over the years, many of you have become longstanding friends of Med-Co. We hope you will find our website interesting and a little bit different. Our intention is that every day you work with Med-co will be your perfect day. We look forward to working with you soon. For more information please contact Michelle Wright, 01792 224224, [email protected]


mirus (formerly Opportunity Housing Trust) is a non profit making organisation and charity that has a history stretching back to 1985. Originally established to deliver services in line with the All Wales Strategy, mirus supports people with disabilities to live fulfilled and positive lives. The strong foundations that mirus has built over many years in social care have been secured by the importance placed on good governance throughout the organisation.


NatWest is supporting the ‘Cyber Streetwise’ campaign in a bid to help change the way people view online safety as well as providing businesses with the skills and knowledge they need to take control of their cyber security.


NGD was created in 2007 to offer a Data Centre especially designed for this new world. Occupying a low-risk rural site, this highly secure and resilient facility is both cost-effective and future-proofed. Want evidence of NGD's success? Well, its roster of world-class blue-chip clients speaks for itself. NGD is the Data Centre of choice for some of the worlds largest blue-chip companies. Not only did they judge our solution to be the best in terms of quality and cost, but we were also able to satisfy their stringent requirements with regard to financial strength and corporate management. Contact Steve Davis, 07876 790 262, [email protected]

Object Matrix

Established in 2003, Object Matrix is a software company based in Cardiff (Wales, UK). Its acclaimed object storage product MatrixStore has been used in production since 2006 by broadcasters, banks, content distribution networks and post production facilities. Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with minimal administration and intuitive user interfaces.

Pendine Park

Now in our 30th year we have increased the choice of care we offer over the years so that people can choose the right care, at right time, in the right place at one of our Care Homes or in their own home through Pendine Park Independent Living.


We provide a range of high quality corporate services to each of the Group Members, including: Housing with Care & Support, Leasehold & Sales, Financial Management, Development, Planned Maintenance, Human Resources, Administration/Facilities Management and IS.  This allows Members to focus on and devote resources to core operational activities, drawing on corporate support services from Pennaf as necessary. We operate across seven counties and manage more than 5,600 homes, serving a wide range of housing needs


We specialise in helping businesses of all sizes and from all sectors to grow and be successful. Helping a new fledgling startup through the early years is just as rewarding as the technical challenges associated with larger businesses. Our Director, Gareth, has a particular interest in providing tax efficient business advice and planning. The key to this strategy is that our clients feel comfortable to contact us to discuss any issues, future plans and developments as early as possible without fear of receiving a bill for doing so. We believe that this close working relationship breaks down the barriers that have stopped small businesses from accessing resources that traditionally only large companies could afford. We have significant experience of working with businesses from a plethora of sectors such as haulage, catering, retail, bars, services, construction and charities and are capable of providing a high quality service to all business from the smallest of start-ups to large established corporate entities. Gareth's background as a farmer's son who has diversified into the glamping industry gives us a hands-on understanding of the challenges facing rural businesses.

Prescott Jones Ltd

Prescott Jones is an independent commercial insurance brokerage, headquartered in Swansea, with offices also in Cardiff and Bristol. They represent clients across most business sectors and have teams looking after businesses ranging from micro enterprises to some of the largest businesses in Wales. Prescott Jones has taken a keen interest in the development of cyber insurance solutions from its infancy and in educating the wider business community on the subject. They have piloted innovative risk solutions for a major UK insurer and maintain a keen eye on insurance market product development in this fast moving field. For more information, contact Gareth Jones on 01792 459 898.


By delivering IT as a service, Rackspace helps customers of all industries, sizes and locations realise the power of digital transformation without the complexity and expense of managing it on their own; we’re certified to manage all the world’s leading clouds. Our comprehensive portfolio of services across applications, data, security and infrastructure on public and private cloud platforms enables us to provide unbiased expertise. Rackspace has also been recognised as one of the top 100 Great Places to Work for the past 12 years. Learn more at


RDP Law is a multi-disciplinary law firm. We represent clients within the fields of real estate, private client, agriculture, litigation and commercial/corporate law. We act for businesses, landowners, farmers, charities and individuals from across Wales, the South West of England and The Three Counties. RDP’s IP, IT and Information Security team, headed up by Dr Kerry Beynon, is one of the very few in Wales that specialises in data protection and information security services. Working closely with industry experts in the cyber security sector, RDP offers its clients a full suite of solutions in asset management, regulatory compliance and reputation management. Have any questions on RDP's Data Defence™ Services? Call us today on 01633 413500

River Professional Services

River Professional Services specialise in providing bespoke recruitment solutions to a diverse range of clients throughout the UK. Our Cyber Security Consultants provide a bespoke and pragmatic approach that offers expert advice throughout the whole recruitment cycle. Delivering both permanent (retained & contingency) and Interim services, our team of specialist consultants ensure that our clients receive a high quality, end to end recruitment experience.


We aim to meet the energy needs of society in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally viable, now and in the future. Learn about our business and people, which grew from a small shop in London nearly 200 years ago to become a major energy company.


Techlan is a family owned business that was established in 2009. Its objective was to give a second use to high quality silicone release papers. Following a 4 year research and development programme Techlan has developed and patented an innovative process for the recycling of these release papers. This research has received recognition and significant financial backing from the Welsh Government and WRAP (Waste Resource Action programme). Early in 2014 the first production facility was established in Swansea. This has the capacity to recycle and convert several million square metres of silicone release paper per year. Additional production units are planned for 2015. For more information please contact Mark Thompson, 01792 366999, [email protected]

The Business Loft

The Business Loft is one of the University of South Wales Co-working Business Centres, open to student, graduate and local businesses. Located right in the centre of Newport, The Business Loft provides co-working office communities, encouraging collaboration, innovation, support and creativity. If you work from home or as a freelancer, co-working offers the ideal alternative (just once or twice a week), to the isolation of lone-working. Networking with other’s in the office can lead to new contracts and collaborative projects. Open to all businesses offering desk spaces for only £10 per day or£150 per month with no added extras or long leases.

Thomas Carroll

Thomas Carroll Group is a multi discipline risk consultancy covering business and personal insurance, financial services, health, safety and employment law. The Group, with offices in Caerphilly, Swansea, Haverfordwest and Hereford have significant business activities across the UK and a major presence in the property risk services sector.


Formed in April 2001, UK Telematics have grown to become a major provider of asset and vehicle tracking services within the UK, tracking thousands of vehicles every day of the year.

UDL Intellectual Property

We are a leading intellectual property (IP) firm specialising in all aspects of patent, trade mark, design and copyright law. We have a dedicated team of software specialists with many years of experience in protecting software-focused inventions and we are familiar with the nuances of protecting software using IP rights. Our specialists focus on software in sectors such as cyber-security, blockchain, automotive, healthcare, extended reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, telecommunications and gaming. If you would like to discuss the protection of your intellectual property, please contact Dr Terence Broderick at 02920 642150 or [email protected]

UK Business Connections

UK Business Connections hold early evening business networking meetings between 5:00pm to 7:30pm in some of the best hotels and resorts in the country. With a private function room for 200 attendees at each meeting and not more than 2 people from the same company these are great opportunities to meet new customers and suppliers, as well as good friends and make the last meeting of your day an enjoyable 3 hours. It's well known that the fastest growing businesses are those that take advantage of networking opportunities.

Vehicles 4 Business

Vehicles 4 Business are able to provide leasing and finance products covering both cars and vans so whether you are looking for cars or commercial vehicles, they will be able to help you. Deals available for cluster members, for more information see their website at

We Predict

Formed in 2009 We Predict has grown rapidly with global blue chip customers supported through its worldwide partner channel. Headquartered in the UK it leverages its global talent pool using its thoroughly modern working practices. We Predict is able to assist any customer or partner worldwide to address critical business problems. Predictive analytics can only be successfully delivered by people who understand the mathematical and statistical first principles that underlie modern data techniques. Our goal is to hire and keep the best mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists by providing the best place to work you ever heard of and sharing the profits of the business. We are always looking for our next hire so if you have the skills you think we need drop us an email. For more information please contact Wayne James, 0845 130 5521, [email protected]

Welsh ICE

ICE is a propeller for Start Ups and small enterprises. If you want to start or grow your enterprise (whatever that might be*) in a creative and supportive setting with a bunch of likeminded types AND have a whole lot of FUN doing it then you have found your new home. Because we believe we (and hopefully you too) can be most successful when we are working and having fun together. Yes we want to share our experience with you (and there is plenty to share), support you and watch you grow. But we also want to know what makes you tick and add that to the ticking thing in all the others, wouldn’t that be something? Collaboration between members is key. Contact Gareth Jones, 02920 140 040, [email protected]

Working Word

Working Word is a leading independent communications business based in Cardiff that helps clients to reach audiences and markets across the UK. Formed in 1999, the company has grown to become the largest of its kind in Wales. Our award-winning team of PR, communications and marketing professionals consistently achieve outstanding results for a range of clients. Our success has been based on creativity, cost-effectiveness and consistent achievement of client objectives. That approach has won us regular industry awards at a UK-wide level.

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