53. Core to Cloud – James Cunningham and Mark Liddle

Company: Core to Cloud

Founders: James Cunningham and Mark Liddle

Website:  https://www.coretocloud.co.uk/

Business: Core to Cloud are cybersecurity specialists who work with some of the UK’s biggest companies.


About James, Mark and Core to Cloud

Based at the newly refurbished Castle in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, multi-award winning, Core to Cloud is a disruptive innovator in cutting-edge cyber security solutions. Co-founded by James Cunningham and Mark Liddle in 2015, Core to Cloud provide industry leading network visibility, validation, governance and control, and incidence response services to a broad and expanding portfolio of clients.

Core to Cloud is renowned within their sector for bringing ground-breaking cybersecurity solutions to the UK to support an array of private and public sector organisations, protecting their people, reputation, and business. They were the first cybersecurity provider to supply cyber technology within the UK across five technologies, which have now become some of the fastest growing cybersecurity vendors, globally.

Their first to market approach has seen them position themselves as one of the first UK suppliers of Pentera, Abnormal Security and Immersive Labs technology and the only UK supplier of Cylera solutions.

Working in both the public and private sectors, Core to Cloud supports 100+ organisations, including over 50 NHS Trusts, the high street retailer, Fat Face, GFK and The University College London (UCL). Their mission is to constantly protect their clients, not just using security solutions but also education and information.

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In 2022 Core to Cloud was presented Vectra’s The Best Public Sector Reseller Award. The awards emphasise the importance of Vectra’s partners, who are essential to the company’s success in the United Kingdom.\

Core to Cloud passed their ISO 27001 accreditation (International Organisation for Standardisation), and their marketing department events have become CPD accredited. They have also passed their Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a government backed rigorous cyber security assessment.

The company has recently invested in renovating its headquarters in Cirencester, The Castle, creating an exciting and dynamic environment for its staff. Core to Cloud will be opening workspaces to the local community too.’

Core to Cloud’s annual revenue has grown 133% year on year; forecast to reach £10 million in 2022, up from £4.9M. Over the next 12months they are looking to expand globally, firstly to mainland Europe. They are forecasting to achieve an annual turnover £30+ million, within the next three years, and grow their presence in the FTSE 100/250.


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