Who We Work With
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.
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 the Regional Cyber Security Cluster for the West Midlands, responsible for championing investment and cyber networking. Established in 2015 and originally funded by Midlands Engine and the Department for International Trade, the cluster has made strides regionally, nationally and internationally.
Midlands Cyber belongs to the a Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Malvern networking community. This community is home to the highest concentration of cyber businesses in the UK outside of London- a statistic that is only set to grow with the continued innovation bought by one of the UK's first 5G testbeds. A Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between the Maryland Department of Commerce and Midlands Engine in the US provides a foundation to drive further international opportunity.
Cyber Tzar Ltd provide a variety of risk assessment and management tools to help businesses understand their Cyber Security. Their approach to the cyber security skills gap is to help business owners, risk managers, information security professionals, and developers, by delivering automated tools and easy to consume information to help democratise cyber security.
Cyber Tzar Ltd help you protect your organisation with their online SaaS based Cyber Security Risk Management Platform and they strive to provide transparency to businesses by simplifying, quantifying, and managing cyber security risk. Their solutions aim to maintain a business’s reputation and the trust of loyal customers, whilst keeping your infrastructure and web content safe.
At its core, Cyber Tzar Ltd scan websites, including their code, configuration, and externally “visible” infrastructure, for vulnerabilities, reporting the findings back as an easy to understand and communicate cyber security risk “score” out of 1,000. They provide visibility of the online security of a business by assessing and calculating risk, using comprehensive scanning, automated risk assessments, technical penetration testing, data science and AI-powered vulnerability testing.
Better than a simple MOT, Cyber Tzar actively guide you towards improving your cyber risk exposure via prioritising your vulnerabilities, identifying which require immediate attention, near term attention, or are low priority. A business can routinely use this as a tool to not only establish their cyber security needs, but subsequently manage their improvement, guided by the suggested remediation.
The platform can scan many thousands of sites per day and provide you with benchmarking insight into your suppliers, partners, and your marketplace as a whole, making it useful to procurement departments and qualification, vendor management, and quantifying comparative risk for insurance purposes.
Hybrid Media Education
Hybrid Media Education provides a wide range of IT support services to the education sector within the West Midlands. IT to Hybrid Media Education is not just about making sure your server runs smoothly, workstations are receiving regular updates and your Anti-Virus is up to date. IT for Hybrid Media Education is all about making sure their clients receive the best possible solution at the best possible price. They take pride on giving a transparent and honest service to all clients with a completely unbiased approach.
Their most popular and favourite part of the job is providing IT training services to school staff, which range from an introduction to Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, SeeSaw, Class Dojo, Firefly Learning amongst a whole load of other platforms!
That’s why they have combined IT support and ICT classroom support into a single package. This ensures your staff are trained in using technology in and out of the classroom all the while ensuring your infrastructure is constantly updated and following best practices.
eSpida is a Birmingham based IT consultancy, offering innovative IT infrastructure solutions for organisations looking to challenge the technical status quo and transform operational effectiveness.
Working alongside you, eSpida can help solve technical conundrums which may be holding your organisation back. From basic IT Consultancy, IT procurement and design principles, to asset custodianship and life cycle management, eSpida can support existing IT teams to optimise performance.
eSpida is a Cato Network partner delivering the world’s first SASE platform converging SD-WAN and network security into a global, cloud-native service. We deliver optimal network security architecture to help IT team regain control.
Bilston BID (Business Improvement District)
A BID is a business-led initiative whereby businesses within the BID area pay an additional levy which is used to better manage and promote the area. Ultimately it gives businesses more control over their trading environment.
Bilston BID will raise over £167,000 per year from its 300 levy payers. This money will be spent on the things that businesses think are important for the BID area, including improved town centre safety and security, and marketing and events to attract visitors and shoppers.
Lexverify is a UK pioneer developing an AI-powered assistant that helps companies prevent legal and compliance risks on their electronic communication in real time, saving them time and money, protecting their reputation, and providing continuous development support to employees. The company’s goal is to make risk prevention on electronic communication as easy as spell checking.
Lexverify’s solutions cover a wide range of use cases, from financial sanctions compliance and anti-bribery and corruption compliance to discrimination and bullying prevention. They combine deep social science, legal, and technical expertise to revolutionise risk management. Lexverify’s vision is to create a world where electronic communication is an asset, not a liability, and its mission is to innovate through technology to create a better Future of Work.
For over 25 years, Probrand has led the way as a technology services provider, delivering IT products, managed services and solutions to over 3,500 clients across small to medium-sized businesses and all areas of the public sector.
Probrand helps customers to procure IT more efficiently through their ground-breaking marketplace, whilst delivering IT solutions, Cloud and managed IT services that help to run, manage and transform business operations, with cyber security at the forefront.
Unlike many traditional service providers, Probrand looks to engage both customers and suppliers using disruptive marketplace technologies to deliver cost-effective services to its customers.
Berkeley Insurance Group
Berkeley Insurance Group are one of the UK’s largest independent Chartered Insurance Brokers, advising businesses of all sizes across a wide range of industry sectors.
Client advice on cyber resilience includes operational, regulatory and legal risks, and how these can be best protected through effective risk management and insurance.
As recognised experts in the specialised area of Cyber insurance, Berkeley previously won ‘Cyber Broker of the Year’ awarded by Insurance Age magazine.
Berkeley’s cyber advice is led by John Pennick, Financial Risks Director. As a market leader in Cyber insurance, John was asked to be a founding member and Chairman of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s Cyber focus group.
This committee represents the interests of the UK’s insurance brokers and is in contact with various Government departments, National Cyber Security Centre, and other parties interested in the cyber resilience of UK businesses.
Discus Systems PLC
For over 25 years, Discus Systems PLC has been a trusted partner for small to medium sized businesses throughout the West Midlands, providing top-quality cyber security solutions that help our customers succeed. They are passionate about ensuring that our customers are happy, secure, and thriving in today's fast-paced business landscape.
Their Cyber Security 7 package includes a wide range of services such as Password Management, Multi-Factor Authentication, Anti-Spam, Prevention & Detection, Office365 Security Monitoring, Security Training & Backup. We take a tailored approach to each project, working closely with their customers to understand their unique needs and deliver customised solutions that meet and exceed their expectations.
At their core, they're committed to delivering exceptional customer service and building long-term relationships with clients. Their dedication to their customers has earned them a reputation as a reliable and trusted partner in the West Midlands business community.
They specialise in helping small to medium sized businesses achieve their cyber security goals and obtain their Cyber Essentials certification. Their expertise and resources ensure that their customers are 100% secure and compliant with the latest cyber security standards.
Zephi IT Solutions
Zephi IT Solutions specialise in technological and IT-related services such as hardware, software and server support, cloud, infrastructure, network, and cybersecurity. They work collaboratively with clients, designing innovative and fully-managed IT solutions that take organisations to the next level.
They work with businesses, non-profit organisations and schools of all sizes covering Staffordshire, West Midlands and the UK, transforming their IT infrastructure and processes to make them more productive and secure.
Certes will help you plan and deliver the right IT Service Solution for your organisation and IT projects. As experts in agile IT resource planning, they can help partners transition to new services and technologies by providing the right skills and expertise for delivery.
They consider the needs of the organisation and the IT Professionals we work with through a partnership approach. They work with a blend of private and public sector organisations, from SME’s to FTSE500 companies through to large public sector organisations.
Certes offers a range of IT resource solutions that are compliant, cost-effective, and focused around delivering positive outcomes and we have the results to prove this. They know that having IT experts that are adaptable, compliant and above all flexible, is the key to successful project delivery and digital transformation.
SCC has industry-leading technology partnerships and specialised knowledge spanning 45 years of working with the UK’s largest public sector and commercial sector organisations.
Their Cyber Security business unit is driven by a team of dedicated experts in the field of information and cyber security including over 50 analysts, architects and security professionals. They support the full client lifecycle from initial contact through to delivery from their next generation Security Operations Centre (SOC).