An award-winning software company from Caerphilly has joined a cyber security programme.
Awen Collective, which is based on Caerphilly Business Park, is a software company that develops digital forensics software solutions.
The company is one of two Welsh companies to join Tech Nation’s first cyber security growth programme.
In total, 20 companies from across the UK have joined the programme.
As part of the scheme, the companies will attend a series of workshops led by industry leaders, where there will also be networking opportunities.
It is hoped the initiative will boost the UK’s cyber sector, accelerate the growth of its top companies and build a robust, cross-industry network.
Funded by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and supported by numerous market-leaders in cyber security, the six-month programme is aimed at helping cyber security businesses to grow faster.
Daniel Lewis, CEO and co-founder of Awen Collective, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen for the first cohort of the Tech Nation Cyber programme.
“We are excited to get started and continue to grow with the support from this wonderful programme and we look forward to establishing new business alongside our fellow cohort members.”
Kevin Foster MP, UK Government Minister for Wales, said: “Cyber security represents an increasingly important part of our daily lives, and Wales already plays a leading role in keeping our data and systems safe while training up the next generation of experts.
“This programme will initially support two Welsh companies in Caerphilly and Cardiff in developing their potential and I look forward to seeing other companies from across Wales getting involved in the future.”