We’re working to position Wales as a global player in the technology sector by supporting new and existing businesses, helping individuals to develop their digital skills, stimulating innovation, boosting national digital security and safeguarding long-term growth.
The work we undertake has a demonstrable influence and impact on Wales at a local, regional and national level, positively impacting all areas of the community from mature businesses and SME start-ups, to individuals and schools.
We meet the ever-evolving needs of Wales by:
Attracting and keeping global brands within Wales
Creating and retaining long term, high-value jobs
Stimulating sustainable growth in regional businesses
Keeping people safe through the protection of critical national infrastructure
Investing in education to ensure everyone is equipped with the digital skills they need
Preparing Wales for major forthcoming infrastructure changes
Strength in numbers
The benefits that the cyber industry brings to Wales are vast:
Technology companies are located in Wales
Are employed by the technology industry in Wales
Is generated by the technology industry in Wales each year
Kickstarting the regeneration of South-East Wales
A key element of our partnership with Welsh Government is a commitment to support regeneration of South-East Wales and develop the Foundational Economy to deliver economic success and long term prosperity in the area.
As of Q3 2020, we had spent £1.3m in the local area utilising 85 local suppliers.
As a vibrant, rapidly expanding facility, we rely on a wide range of local businesses and services to help us do what we do. Our trusted suppliers provide us with everything from catering, security and cleaning services, to building work, furniture and equipment.
Through these relationships, we’re able to create jobs, support the regeneration of the South Wales Valleys and ensure the wider community knows about the work we do and how to access the services we offer.
Helping our suppliers to develop and expand
Our suppliers cover all areas and our commitment is about more than just spending money locally – we have developed good working relationships with a number of key suppliers, helping to develop and expand their own businesses, take on additional staff and reach more customers.
One of our service providers has recruited from the local area as a direct result of their contract with us, another is now set up as a supplier to WG and provides their services to additional local companies thanks to their relationship with us.
As part of the Industry Day hosted at the NDEC, a number of our local suppliers exhibited, helping them to further grow their business and through this three of our local suppliers were engaged by Thales UK to support their contribution to Cyber College Cymru.
We are also working to help the wider community to develop and grow by supporting a number of local charities and sports clubs with sponsorship, donations of equipment, hosting events and sharing network contacts.
ResilientWorks is the next stage of development in the Welsh Tech Valleys programme - to create a living laboratory campus for cyber trust at the former steelworks site in Ebbw Vale…