02 May 2018

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Following on from the success last year at Info Security Europe, Midlands Cyber are returning again this year in partnership with six Midlands based cyber companies.

Following on from the success last year at Info Security Europe, Midlands Cyber are returning again this year in partnership with six Midlands based cyber companies. Our six companies; Air IT (Nottingham), Borwell Ltd (Malvern), Cyber Owl (Warwick), Data Solver (Milton Keynes), Ice Blue (Kidderminster) and Managed Enterprise Technologies (Birmingham) will offer a showcase of what the Midlands has to offer from right across the region.

Last year the Midlands Cyber team welcomed a delegation from the State of Maryland at Info Security 2017, since then we have gone on to sign an MOU between the two regions and taken a return delegation back to Maryland last October. For 2018, we are delighted to announce that we will be co-located with the State of Maryland, who will bring 10 Maryland cyber businesses to exhibit at the show alongside six Midlands based businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only showcase our growing relationship with Maryland and to promote both trade and investment opportunities in the UK and the US.

Gary Woodman, Chief Executive, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: 

“We are delighted that the Maryland delegates are returning to Info Security, it gives both regions the opportunity to develop the existing relationship and gives our companies a chance to engage with businesses from overseas. We will be advocating the Midlands as the UK’s leading location for Cyber advantage and a serious contender for investors looking to locate a cyber based business, in this thriving heart of the UK.”

Linda Smith, Director of Enterprise, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said:

“Info Security Europe is a huge show and we are looking forward to showcasing what the Midlands have to offer on such a prominent stage.

The need for next generation cyber solutions is growing the sector across the region at a rapid rate, a new Tech accelerator and accesses to a 5G test bed are part of the assets development in the region.”

For further information on the Midlands Engine’s cyber sector visit the Midlands Engine Cyber stand on S150

Businesses can also stay up to date with the Midlands Cyber by following @MidlandsCyber on Twitter using #MidlandsCyber


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Being part of Midlands Cyber has given us valuable connections within the Cyber community both in the UK and US, giving us valuable knowledge and connections to applications that we have utilised within our range of software products and services to our clients. It has also given us a platform to promote our business to the global stage.

Jennifer Long IceBlue

“Midlands Cyber is an ideal platform to collaborate with like-minded industry peers, share knowledge and raise awareness of our expertise within a network of regional businesses.”


“Our location in the Midlands gives us reach to most of the UK in 2-3 hours by road/rail. This has allowed our business to remain and expand in one location, without having to establish satellite offices. The location also gives us easy access to Birmingham and Heathrow airports, which allows us to travel internationally to many global destinations.”


“The Midlands is an important region for the majority of our target customer verticals that are relevant for us including Connected & Automated Vehicles, connected transport, Industry 4.0”   


“Midlands Cyber has provided support to Data Solver as a start-up company; increasing our visibility and helping us to promote the solutions we offer. With the backing of Midlands Cyber, we will have the opportunity to network with other local exhibitors, whilst also making contact with potential new customers and partners visiting the team within the Midlands Cyber Engine Pavilion.” 

Data Solver

“Being part of Midlands Cyber is extremely advantageous. As a region the Midlands is ideally placed to become the main centre of excellence for UK businesses and Academia within the Cyber space.”