MP for The Cotswolds, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, and Police and Crime Commissioner, Chris Nelson, were both in attendance last month for the grand opening of award-winning cybersecurity solutions specialist, Core to Cloud’s newly refurbished headquarters, at the 11th Century Castle in Cirencester.

The refurbishment of the iconic, 11,000 square foot, 11th Century Castle headquarters, has transformed the building into a modern, collaborative workspace that will not only be enjoyed by the Core to Cloud team, but by the local community too. Its new event spaces are now open to local businesses, schools, colleges and universities.

The Castle features state-of-the-art office facilities, a Star Wars style screening room, podcast studio and a spacious events area for students, businesses and industry professionals to share best practice, advice and discover the latest in cyber defence skills and technology.

“This county is a world leader in creative industries, and we want the South West to continue to lead the way in the field of cybersecurity”

The grand opening followed Core to Cloud’s security and compliance event, S.COM22, which brought together the best of the South West’s IT and cybersecurity experts, business leaders, the MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown and PCC Chris Nelson, amongst other members of the local business community.

Commenting on the Castle opening, Sir Geoffrey Clifton Brown says, “This county is a world leader in creative industries, and we want the South West to continue to lead the way in the field of cybersecurity.

“The region is full of bright, creative minds. We welcome Core to Cloud’s presence here in Cirencester and we really welcome the employment and opportunity they are giving to all these clever young people. May the company go from strength to strength.”

PCC Chris Nelson adds, “Cybercrime is a big issue. Being here today presents a great opportunity to network with industry leaders and experts in their fields to gather ideas on how the police can continue its important work in this area.”

The new premises will be home to Core to Cloud’s 25+ workforce. The opening follows a period of significant growth for the cybersecurity specialists. Since forming in 2015, Core to Cloud has grown 138% year on year, more than quadrupling its revenue in the last three years and tripling its workforce.

Core to Cloud’s CEO, James Cunningham says, “The opening of the castle today marks a huge step in our short history. To be in a position to call the Castle our Headquarters, and home, is truly down to the hard work of every member of the team over the last few years. It gives us a great foundation for building on our success into the future.

“We’re most looking forward to welcoming local schools, colleges, universities and businesses to come and use the event spaces. Our aim is to create a collaborative environment, where they can come and learn about the world of cybersecurity and where we can showcase the latest innovations and opportunities available in the sector.”

Core to Cloud now supports over a quarter of UK NHS Trusts and counts Enterprises such as high street retailer Fat Face and GFK, amongst its diverse portfolio of clients.