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Secretary of State Robert Jenrick visit 4th June 2021

Due to our association with the new Cyber Quarter in Hereford we were invited along to meet Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for House, Communities and Local Government on his recent visit to this trail blazing centre!

The new Cyber Quarter based in Skylon Park, Rotherwas in Hereford, is a new £9million state of the art Cyber Centre for the Midlands and is in collaboration with the University of Wolverhampton and Herefordshire Council and is part-funded by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The 2,000 square metre building, with its stunning glass atrium and warm wooden structure will provide significant resources for research and development across three cyber laboratories, advanced training facilities as part of the WCRI and additional business space for up to 16 cyber companies.

It includes State-of-the-art office space, training and research facilities and aims to provide:

  • Cyber Security Research & Development and Consultancy

  • Cyber Security Testing and Certifications

  • Cyber Security Incubator and Accelerator

  • Cyber Security CPD Training and Short Courses

  • Cyber Security Events

The aim of the centre is to tackle the growing threat of cyber attacks which could significantly impact local, regional and national businesses.

The shared facilities will also allow private sector businesses to benefit from the university’s networks and expertise as well as make use of the centre’s specialist training rooms and laboratory spaces.

Professor Geoff Layer Vice-Chancellor University of Wolverhampton

On Friday 4th June Secretary of State Robert Jenrick visited the centre and SEPAR International were one of three local companies invited along to meet him and speak to him about our different businesses and our associations with the Cyber Centre. We stood alongside our friends Nicki and Shaun from Kinetic 6 for a very interesting afternoon of networking and meeting personnel from the Herefordshire Council, the University of Wolverhampton, the media and MP Jesse Norman.

We had a lengthy chat with Mr Jenrick about what we do and it was a fantastic opportunity to highlight our developments in risk management, psycho social, digital security, physical security, training and community projects internationally and domestically.

The minister was eager to learn more about our community projects in the UK and how SEPAR is making a difference to local communities through our training and course offerings. We are excited to be announcing a new course to our training portfolio over the coming weeks so watch this space!!

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