News Archive 2013

Coverage from 2013 featuring the Wyche Innovation Centre and its resident companies


Firms unite to fight cyber crime

The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster that is managed by Key IQ and meets monthly at the Wyche Innovation Centre, is cited in this BBC News article.

BBC News, 29th December 2013 [read more]


Government avert cyber security 'gap' with drive to recruit computer skills

The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is cited by Francis Maude in this national press article.

The Guardian, 12th December 2013 [read more]


Jamboree featured in the Co-operative Enterprise Hub's Annual Review

Team Jamboree run Cafe H2O during the week and were highlighted in the 2013 New Pioneers annual review on page 9.

18th October 2013 


Cafe H2O customers raise £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Joanne and her weekend team helped to raise £100 as part of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning event.

Ledbury Reporter, 18th October 2013 [read more]


Key IQ Ltd a finalist in the Midlands Business Awards 2013

Key IQ shortlisted for the Corporate Commitment to the Community Award category for its work in developing the Wyche Innovation Centre and Malvern Hills GeoCentre.

10th October 2013 [read more]


Malvern Festival of Innovation a finalist in 2013 Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence

Key IQ Ltd, the organiser of the Festival, is in the running for the Best Festivals and Events Award.

3rd October 2013 [read more]


The IASME Consortium shortlisted for national award 

IASME has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Security Excellence Awards 2013 - cyber security solution of the year.

7th August 2013 


Budding entrepreneurs urged not to miss the bus in Malvern

The StartUp Britain Bus visited our Centre in Malvern on Wed. 24th July as part of a national tour to help people who have ever thought about running their own business or growing an existing enterprise.

Worcester News, 5th July 2013


Resident entrepreneur Anna Downs wins StartUp Britain's Confessions of a StartUp award 

Having started Fiesta Fit Club less than two months ago, Anna takes this prestigious national award home to Malvern.

27th June 2013 


Strategy from government and industry for the future of the information economy.

The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is cited as a key case study in this new strategy document from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

14th June 2013 [read more]

Further mention of this case study by Titania Ltd in their press release.


Visitors flock to hi-tech base

Report about the official opening of the Malvern Hills GeoCentre at the Wyche Innovation Centre - a well-attended event at which Chris Darmon, President of the Geopark Way and Chairman of the Youth Hostels Association cut the ribbon to the GeoCentre and launched GeoFest 2013.

Malvern Gazette, 10th June 2013 [read more] and from the Earth Heritage Trust news


Malvern-based 'good guys' fighting back against cyber crime

News about the developments in 'Cyber Valley', highlighting the role of our Centre for incubating start-ups in this sector, as well as mentioning our resident company IASME and the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster that is managed from here.

Malvern Gazette, 22nd May 2013 [read more]


"Seven or Never”: Emerging Technology’s Seven-Year Odyssey

Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director of Key IQ, talks about the time-line and challenges of taking a new innovative technology to market

IEEE Spectrum, 21st May 2013 [read more]


Information assurance certification gives SMEs the edge

A Computer Weekly case study on why IT consultancy Purple Frog Systems believes its information assurance gold certification provided by The IASME Consortium gives it a competitive edge.

London, 9th May 2013 [read more]


Fiesta Fit Club finalist in Start Up Britain's 'Confessions of a Start Up' contest

Post-natal fitness start-up, managed by Anna Downs in our hot desk suite, is one of five new British businesses chosen to show the highs and lows of establishing a company in Britain in 201.

Malvern, 4th May 2013 [read more]


Computer Weekly European User Awards for Security: Winners

IASME Consortium Ltd is winner of the Private Sector category.

London, 3rd May 2013 [read more]


"...A good example of this is an SME in Malvern, called IASME, a small business that has developed a cyber security standard specifically for SMEs."

From the speech by Chloe Smith, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform at the Infosec 2013 conference in London.

London, 23rd April 2013 [read more]


Could the next iPhone roll up to fit in your pocket?

Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director of Key IQ, is quoted in a piece about the future of bendable displays and other consumer gadgets.

The Daily Mail, 15th April 2013 [read more]   


Malvern Cyber Security Cluster on Radio 4

Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of Key IQ, was featured on a BBC Radio 4 programme about cyber security.

Worcester UK, 5th March 2013

Also featured in 5th March 2013, Worcester UK


Securing the supply chain

David Booth, Director of IASME Consortium Ltd describes the lack of awareness of many SMEs regarding information security, making them a target for cyber attacks.

Defence Management Journal (issue 60), March 2013


Ricardo-led consortium wins UK government funding for safety-critical systems development

D-RisQ is part of a consortium aiming to deliver a step-change improvement in the ability of the UK supply chain to develop safe and secure embedded software systems.

Ricardo Press Release, 28th February 2013 [read more]


Tech trends increase cybercrime threat

The IASME Consortium Ltd, headquartered at the Wyche Innovation Centre, is mentioned alongside Worcester-based Sutcliffe & Co in an article about cyber security and insurance.

The Financial Times, London UK, 25th February 2013 [read more]


New network group for mums

News of the Malvern Mumpreneurs networking group launched at the Centre by Anne Matthews, director of Housekeepers of Malvern, one of the Centre's resident companies.

Malvern Gazette, 29th January 2013 [read more]


It's cyber war... send for Dad’s Army

The Malvern Cyber Security Network, that is managed from the Wyche Innovation Centre, is highlighted in a feature about the UK cyber security strategy.

The Daily Telegraph, London UK, 17th January 2013 [read more]


Adrian Burden is named Malvern's StartUp Local Champion

Malvern-based entrepreneur and Technical Director of Key IQ Ltd, Dr Adrian Burden, has been named as Malvern’s StartUp Local Champion by the national campaign StartUp Britain.

Malvern UK, 14th January 2013 [read more]


The Best of Both Worlds - Hot Desking and Home Working

New hot desk zone opens at the Wyche Innovation Centre on the Malvern Hills

Malvern UK, 9th January 2013 [read more]



Progress Updates

Brief updates that we provide to our local neighbours living near the Centre to keep them abreast of developments:18th May 2013 - update about the opening of the Malvern Hills GeoCentre and Cafe H2O.

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