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Gloucestershire wins Government backing for exciting new cyber status

Gloucestershire has been chosen by the Department for International Trade to be showcased as a world-leading cyber cluster through the High Potential Opportunities (HPO) programme.

The programme aims to help accelerate the growth of business and industry, boost local job creation and prosperity, and strengthen the UK’s sectorial advantage. 

The pivotal publication of this HPO will catapult Gloucestershire as a global destination for cyber business. Gloucestershire’s strengths in cyber activity will be promoted to targeted DIT teams located in British Embassies and consulates across the world. They will highlight the compelling reasons why overseas cyber firms should choose Gloucestershire as they expand their international activities. This will help build the already well-established cyber security cluster in Gloucestershire

The work of the team in Gloucestershire and its partners overseas will showcase the opportunities for businesses to design, develop and commercialise cyber technologies for a variety of applications in this unique cluster.

Home to GCHQ and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Gloucestershire has the largest cluster of businesses outside of London. With a rising number of cyber-attacks and the increasing vulnerabilities with the growing adoption of the Internet of Things, the UK’s cyber security industry is accelerating and growing rapidly.

Total annual revenue within the UK’s cyber security industry is worth an estimated £10.1bn, up 14% on the previous year, supporting 52,700 employees. In Gloucestershire there are over 1,000 cyber security professionals and more than 120 firms involved in cyber related activities, helping to boost the local economy.

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Gloucestershire wins Government backing for exciting new cyber status
Gloucestershire wins Government backing for exciting new cyber status