A LEADING cyber security company has relocated its headquarters to Poole town centre.

C3IA Solutions has moved its offices to North Street in the Old Town, with room to accommodate future growth.

The business was founded in 2006 by two former Royal Signallers, and has grown significantly, now employing more than 150 team members.

It specialises in system engineering, ICT and information assurance, working across the public and private sectors, and it has played a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of critical defence programmes.

C3IA Solutions was one of the first six companies certified by the National Cyber Security Centre, delivering cyber security solutions, including Cyber Essentials and security testing, as well as counter-eavesdropping services.

Managing director John Botterill said: “This move marks another milestone in our ongoing sustainable growth strategy.

“As we outgrew our previous offices in Ling Road, we required a much larger space and found the right location after exploring a number of potential new homes.

“Businesses are realising the importance of cyber-security and information assurance and that understanding is part of the reason for our growth.

“Traditionally, we have largely recruited from the armed forces community including highly-skilled veterans, but for some time have been offering employment opportunities to graduates, career starters and those looking to make a career move.

“With the UK cyber security sector predicted to be worth more than £20bn by 2029, we foresee continued growth for C3IA, so we’re delighted to have new, modern headquarters to facilitate our expanding operations and better serve our clients.

“We look forward to welcoming our colleagues, clients and partners at the new offices and connecting with local businesses.”