Cotswold business celebrates its best ever quarter as CEO is shortlisted for national award

His Gloucestershire business has just enjoyed its best ever quarter, crowning 12 months of 100 per cent growth – and now James Cunningham from Core to Cloud is in the running for Tech Entrepreneur of the Year at a prestigious national awards, too.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
James Cunningham, CEO of Core to Cloud, is in the running for a national award, as his company celebrates its best ever quarter after a period of exponential growth.

The rise of Gloucestershire cyber security solutions specialists, Core to Cloud, continued apace in 2022, with the company's growth reaching record levels – and to top it off, its boss has now been shortlisted for an esteemed national award.

James Cunningham, chief executive officer of the Cirencester-based business, is in the running for the title of Tech Entrepreneur of the Year at the prestigious Go:Tech Awards.

If Cunningham, who co-founded Core to Cloud with Mark Liddle in 2015, wins the title in June 2023, it will crown a year in which the business achieved 100 per cent growth – with a further 50 per cent targeted for 2023.

Cunningham said: ‘In a short space of time, we have taken an idea and conversation to the heights that we find ourselves now: a trusted market leading source of cyber security solutions, protecting some of the biggest companies and organisations in their respected fields.’

The firm is now the number one supplier of ‘sustainable security strategies’ to over a quarter of the UK’s NHS Trusts, and protects more than 100 organisations in the private and public sector including University College London, high street retailer Fat Face and the global leader in consumer intelligence, GFK.

Key to Core to Cloud’s growth is its products, including platforms from Cylera, which has its UK headquarters in Cheltenham and delivers 'intelligent management of the Internet of Things' ­– tech that is revolutionising cyber security protection for the medical and healthcare sector.

In the last 12 months, Core to Cloud’s workforce has almost doubled; it has moved into new headquarters in The Castle in Cirencester; and expects its team to double again in 2023. 

It was also recognised as Growth Business of the Year in the 2022 SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards and has recently expanded into Scotland and opened its first premises overseas in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

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