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SecureCloud+ are delighted to show their support during Armed Forces Week. As Gold award recipients of the Armed Forces Covenant, SecureCloud+ actively pledges to support currently serving troops, service families, veterans and cadets.
Peter Williamson CEO of SecureCloud+ said: “Since, 2014 when the business was founded, we have set out to actively support the Armed forces in any way we can, from joint community project like RAF Girls Festival of Rugby, support of the cyber cadets with their training and supporting charities such as Combat Stress, SSAFA and Jon Egging Trust.’’
For the duration of the week we will be sharing stories from veterans and reservists who work at SecureCloud+.
To more information on Armed Forces week, please visit https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/armed-forces-week-celebrate-our-armed-forces-in-summer-2020/ to see how you can get involved.
For more information about our outreach initiatives, please visit https://www.securecloudplus.co.uk/about-us/supporters-of/
SecureCloud+ has become a member of the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce. The Chambers provides a range of opportunities designed to help businesses promote and develop themselves to other members. The organisation connects local businesses together, helping to forge new alliances, gain trusted suppliers and find potential new customers. In addition, the membership will provide the company with essential services designed to help the business grow.
‘SecureCloud+ is pleased to become a member of the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and look forward to meeting and collaborating with local businesses in the Staffordshire area. Being a member of the Chambers will provide valuable insight into business growth areas, increase our knowledge and skills through interaction with other businesses and enable us to connect and promote SecureCloud+ to the local community’, said Robert Gittins– Chief Operating Officer for SecureCloud+.
This union is a testament to SecureCloud+’s intent to connect with local business and expand on their business aspirations. SecureCloud+’s engineering facility is based in Stoke-On-Trent and this partnership will and help develop future leaders and opportunities.
SecureCloud+ hosted a live webinar at the UKCloudX Virtual Summit on the 20th May. The Virtual Summit brought industry leaders from the Defence and IT sector together to share their expertise in their respective fields within Defence and IT.
The UKCloudX Virtual Summit informed and educated attendees on the latest trends, threats and solutions. Speakers from UKCloud, L3Harris, Pure Storage and VMWARE were live offering their insights.
SecureCloud+ hosted an hour webinar segment at the summit on: Enabling a Secure Mobile Environment for users with demanding security requirements. The webinar tackled the challenges of remote working for Defence and Government users who are increasingly under pressure to work securely from home. Robert Gittins- COO of SecureCloud+ addressed the challenges of working securely whilst geographically dispersed and to offer solutions for businesses to continue to collaborate in a secure environment.
Want to view the webinar? Visit the webpage here
Background As a pioneer in mobile satellite communications, SecureCloud+’s client was contracted by the UK Government to provide system engineering and programme management support for a major UK satellite programme. As part of the delivery, the Company’s client required a communications system that enabled industry partners to collaborate with UK Government agencies and a suite … Continue reading Project Helix
The Company were recognised as The Best Performing Company in Data and Hosting Services at the Megabutye100 Awards. The Megabuyte100 awards brings together a collective excellence of the leading companies in the UK tech sector. The anticipated event took place at the 8 Northumberland Avenue in London.
A team from SecureCloud+ attended the event which saw several awards in six different categories which covered ICT sectors. Due to the outstanding performance of the company in the last 12 months, the awards alumni recognised the Company’s ongoing growth. The winning companies were determined by their Megabutye Scoring systems.
‘’We are delighted to be recognised as one of the Best Performing Companies by Megabutye. As the Company grows, we will continue to leverage technological advances in Cloud Services, Artificial Intelligence and machine-learning to deliver modern ways of working,’’ Says Peter Williamson, Founder of SecureCloud+.
SecureCloud+ continue to deliver managed services at all tiers of the government’s IT security classification system, including TOP SECRET. Receiving this award, amongst a wide selection of diverse innovative companies is a testament to the company’s vision to be an industry leader in secure managed ICT services.
To kick-start the year, members of SecureCloud+ will be taking part in the Reading Half Marathon. The team will raise money for local charity, Creating Better Futures whilst also looking to promote health and wellness as part of their company values. Creating Better Futures believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and giving children the opportunity of a better future for themselves and their communities. The charity’s mission statement focuses on funding the education of African children to help give them a better future.
The Reading Half Marathon will take place on the 5th April 2020 in Reading and will feature up to 19,500 participants. SecureCloud+ will be supporting the team runners by contributing to their fundraising for Creating Better Futures.
“As a company, we are always looking to contribute to good causes – the additional benefit to this event is that it encourages fitness and wellbeing amongst our employees.’’ says Lisa Chaffey, Corporate Services Lead for SecureCloud+. ‘’We are looking forward to raising money for this great cause and getting fitter and healthier at the same time.”
Every donation makes a big impact to the charity and to the children in Zimbabwe – so in effect we would like to thank everyone in advance for their support.
If you would like to donate, please visit the official Just Giving Page Here
A small classroom of young students were treated to a very productive leadership session which was conducted by The Jon Egging Trust. The session was held at Leeming Primary school and focused on transforming the lives of young people who face barriers to learning.
The charity invited a special guest from their corporate partner – SecureCloud+ to host a session for the young kids who are nearly all service personnel’s children. One of SecureCloud+ ‘s employees, Team leader- Carole Reeves-Boulton contributed to the session and gave the class inspiring words on developing life and work skills as well as overcoming challenges. The programme was well received by the classroom as they participated and engaged during the session, enabling them to move out of their comfort zone.
Peter Williamson, CEO and Founder of SecureCloud+ said, ‘We are very excited to be partnering with the Jon Egging Trust. The work they do is truly inspiring, and we are keen to make a difference to young people and promote various life skills through the work we do.’
SecureCloud+ are delighted to be announced as recipients of the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award by the Ministry of Defence. As part of our achievement, Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP presented SecureCloud+ the coveted award at the National Army Museum on the 12th November.
This is an incredible achievement for SecureCloud+ as it symbolises our commitment to the armed forces. The company has surpassed the pledge as they have been praised for supporting many outreach programs in conjunction with the Armed Forces.
Peter Williamson says “We are delighted to be chosen to join this select group of prestigious organisations that have received this award. From when the business was founded, we’ve set out to support serving and former servicemen. We’ve made a deliberate effort to do this and will continue as the business grows.’’
The milestone for SecureCloud+ shows the organisation as an exemplary SME within their market sector, advocating support to Defence People’s issues to partner organisations, suppliers and customers.
SecureCloud+ is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation for demonstrating their commitment to the development of their people. This achievement is a testament to how the company values their employees’ well-being and success.
The Reading based SME were praised by their Investors in People assessor for their outstanding leadership and people management skills for a growing company in just its 5th year. This continuous growth has been achieved by their ability to attract and retain great talent, with employees coming from various backgrounds.
One of the company’s core value, ‘Quality of Life’ focuses on ensuring their staff members achieve a balance between their personal life and the workplace
Peter Williamson- CEO of SecureCloud+ said: “This is a tremendous accomplishment by the entire company, one that illustrates our commitment to putting our people first. ’’
Last week the SecureCloud+ team participated in the RAF Festival of Football by fielding their very own 5-aside team. In the festival there were 24 teams participating comprised of various RAF sponsors and RAF station football teams. The festival was held at the Fives Soccer Centre Trafford in Manchester.
It was fantastic to see various RAF football teams participating alongside the sponsors during the day. During the later stages of the festival, SecureCloud+’s Rob Gittins completed the second draw for the RAF Challenge Cup which was widely anticipated by the attendees. Amongst the attendees were Flt Lt Phil Wilmot of the RAF FA Sponsorship team and Wg Cdr Neil Hope, the FA Council member for the RAF FA.
The festival had a great turnout with numerous members of the RAF family attending the day to support their RAF stations. RAF Marham claimed the title after a great comeback in the final against RAF Halton coming from 2-0 down and winning 3-2 with a last-minute goal. RAF Benson won the plate defeating RAF Waddington on penalties in that final.