WHO WE HELP
The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands provides free core membership and paid membership opportunities. Membership is not just for large companies – it is highly relevant and beneficial to all sizes and type of organisations.
We are currently working with over 170 small to medium businesses across the West Midlands region who have signed up for our Core Membership. We are also supporting the following organisations as part of their paid membership.
For almost 20 years, Superfast IT has provided outsourced IT support services and security to ambitious SMEs in Birmingham, the Black Country and wider West Midlands. Their mission is to help small and medium sized businesses to use technology better.
A local, trusted and growing technology firm, Superfast IT are focused on not just fixing today's IT problems, but also take a proactive and partnership role as a virtual IT department and strategic technology and cyber security partner. They ensure clients have the right technology to meet their long-term business goals by developing a personalised technology road map.
Superfast IT expertise extends to cyber security, partnering with IASME, cyber technology vendors and the West Midlands Resilience Centre to keep up to date with evolving cyber threats. They ensure their client's data and systems remain secure through comprehensive cyber security, whilst supporting their clients to become Cyber Essentials Accredited.
Superfast IT are Microsoft Partners and offer a managed IT services framework to keep IT simple. This enables business owners and leaders to focus on running their business.
Superfast IT's ethos is to provide a people first approach, creating a friendly, modern and positive working environment where training/continuous development is encouraged and wellbeing/mental health is supported, translating to exceptional customer service. They also take pride in demonstrating responsible business practices, backed by their Good Business Charter accreditation. Superfast IT strive to be ethical, honest, professional, proactive, forward thinking, environmentally conscious and also community focussed, supporting local charities and initiatives such as donating laptops to schools during lockdown to bridge the digital divide.
DPA/OK is a midlands-based data protection consultancy. It advises organisations as to how to comply with data protection law. They have experience providing advice to private companies, charities, local authorities and to the education sector. They provide compliance advice and support, bespoke data protection training, advice with data subject rights, support with data breaches and are able to act as an outsourced Data Protection Officer. Their founder David Campbell is a practising Solicitor and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Institute of Records Management and the Society for Computers and Law.
The Midlands Engine
The Midlands Engine partnership brings together public sector partners and businesses to complement the activity of local and combined authorities, LEPs, universities, businesses and others. The partnership is generating added value for the whole of the Midlands, its communities and the wider UK.
The Midlands Engine is a coalition of Councils, Combined Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships such as Universities, and businesses across the region, actively working with Government to build a collective identity to enable us to present the Midlands as a competitive and compelling offer that is attractive at home and overseas.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
The FSB is the UK’s largest business group with 160,000 members across the country, made up of small business owners and the self-employed. The not-for-profit organisation offers a range of business services including legal protection, health and safety advice, employment protection, insurance services and crisis management.
The FSB also provides a variety of networking events and opportunities for its members as well as being a powerful government lobbyist, continually campaigning for better conditions and resources for small firms and individuals.
Midlands Cyber are responsible for promoting the established cyber base of the West Midlands. We work with our trusted partners, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, Worcester 5G testbed, Business Central and the BetaDen Tech accelerator to insure we are always at the forefront of innovative new tech and are providing our cyber community with every opportunity to thrive.