UKFast.Net Ltd All the latest press release news from UKFast.Net Ltd en-uk UKFast Group Appoints Leader as CEO UKFast Group has appointed and’s Ian Brown as Chief Executive Officer.

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UKFast Appoints Independent Chair The UKFast Group has appointed Richard Bishop to its board of directors as non-executive chair. Bishop brings 30 years’ experience working with fast-growing businesses both as a private equity investor and as a chairman. Bishop spent 22 years at 3i before becoming Head of investments at the Business Growth Fund in 2011. Bishop said: “UKFast is a strong business with exciting growth ahead. The team’s commitment to delivering outstanding service to clients is second to none, as is the level of technical innovation. I’m looking forward to working with senior management and the wider team to build on that success and accelerate growth in areas of real opportunity.”

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Change in Shareholding for UKFast Group Cloud hosting business UKFast announces that its private equity investor, Inflexion, is increasing its shareholding to approximately 75%. The deal sees Inflexion Private Equity become majority shareholder in the Manchester-headquartered firm, supporting its impressive growth trajectory and allowing for continued investment in capability in the specialist areas of cloud security, networks and remote desktop services. As part of the transaction, Inflexion expects to recruit a new CEO to support new and existing members of the management team in driving forward the Group’s growth strategy. Founders Lawrence and Gail Jones have exited the business and commented, "We chose Inflexion initially because of their track record growing businesses and are confident we're leaving UKFast in great hands." UKFast delivers market-leading cloud and hosting platforms for businesses and government organisations to outsource critical IT infrastructure. With considerable experience of supporting technology businesses, Inflexion recognises the significant opportunity to further expand UKFast’s strategic services offering in the cyber security and related market. The UKFast Group will also simultaneously take an option to acquire leading cyber security business, Secarma. Secarma is the preeminent supplier of specialist cyber-services to some of the world’s leading brands. Secarma’s teams of CHECK and CREST certified consultants are experts in invasive code-breaking, cyber-defence and cyber-intelligence to protect businesses from critical financial loss and reputational damage.

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UKFast Business Continuity - COVID-19 In response to the fast-developing Coronavirus situation, UKFast is advising customers on the robust business continuity measures it has in place that mean services are in no way affected.

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UKFast Joins Exclusive NHS Cloud Solutions Framework Cloud hosting firm UKFast has been selected as a supplier on the new NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Cloud Solutions Framework.

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Acceleration of IoT Creates New Security Risks Technology experts are issuing fresh warnings about the security risks presented by the continued growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices within both homes and businesses.

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New Service Helps Retailers Avoid Disaster at Peak Times Manchester technology firm UKFast is launching a new Load Testing service to help businesses avoid damaging website failures during periods of peak traffic.

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UKFast Launches FPGA in the Cloud British cloud hosting firm UKFast today launches a new FPGA as a Service offering built around Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Cards (Intel® FPGA PAC) D5005 based on the Intel Stratix® 10 SX FPGA, the Intel PAC with Arria® 10 GX FPGA, and Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors.

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UKFast Trust Guarantees Future of Local Foodbank A foodbank serving families from Moss Side, Hulme, Whalley Range and Old Trafford has been saved from scaling back its services, thanks to a commitment from the UKFast Community and Education Trust.

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17-Fold Expansion of UKFast Network to Accommodate Growth Following a multi-million pound investment expanding its network in Amsterdam, Seattle and Washington, British cloud hosting firm UKFast is upgrading its UK infrastructure to bring new levels of resilience and security to its customers.

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Retail heavyweight to address businesses on eCommerce revolution One of Europe’s foremost eCommerce leaders is set to share his considerable experience of the industry at a free event in London next month.

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UKFast in Top Three Tech Workplaces Pets by desks, an office gym with steam room and an on-site training centre are what it takes to become one of the UK’s top three tech workplaces, highlighted by UKFast’s ranking in this year’s Tech Great Place to Work list announced today.

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Cloud Hosting Firm's Approach to Digital Skills Praised by Ofsted Cloud hosting firm UKFast has been praised by Ofsted for the quality of training, leadership and safeguarding within its apprenticeship scheme, receiving the highest possible judgement in two out of three themes during a recent monitoring visit.

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North West Startups Struggle to Navigate Investment Landscape An in-depth survey of tech startups and mentors in the North West reveals that many of the region’s new businesses lack knowledge of how to raise investment, with less than a fifth saying they feel confident doing so.

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Tech Manchester Mentoring Report 2019  

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Cybersecurity Firm Strengthens Sale Sharks' Defence Premiership Rugby team Sale Sharks has signed a sponsorship deal with global cybersecurity firm, Secarma, for the upcoming 2019/20 season.

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Phishing experts warn against overreliance on humans A cybersecurity specialist and penetration tester has cautioned businesses against relying on human instinct to defend against phishing attacks.

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UKFast-Inspired Startup Announces 20 New Jobs A product launched by Manchester tech firm UKFast in 2017 has surpassed growth forecasts to become a standalone division, recruiting 20 new people to its team.

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'Focus on offering genuine value', urges ecommerce expert Remaining honest with customers over price and user experience is the key to maximising sales during peak shopping periods, online retail specialists claim.

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Private and Hybrid Cloud Drive Growth at UKFast Cloud hosting firm UKFast continues to deliver market-leading growth, with audited 2018 accounts showing a 12% organic rise in revenue and a 13.5% rise in adjusted EBITDA.

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UKFast Expands Holiday Hunger Remit with 67,000 Meals As child poverty in Manchester spikes, the UKFast Community and Education Trust today announces it is tripling the scope of a project that provided 23,000 meals for children living in hardship across Greater Manchester in 2018.

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UKFast pens one-year extension with Sale Sharks Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks has announced a one-year extension to the deal it has in place with principal sponsor UKFast.

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UKFast Bolsters G-Cloud 11 with Additional Security Services Cloud hosting firm UKFast today announces that it is approved by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to supply 22 separate cloud offerings – across hosting, software and support – through the latest iteration of the government’s G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud 11.

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New Service Reduces Exposure to Phishing Attacks A new Phishing as a Service platform launches today, reducing organisations’ exposure to phishing attacks through testing and education.

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Digital Challenge Proves Major Hit with Guides and Scouts A year after the launch of the UKFast Digital Challenge badge, 300 Guides and Scouts from across Greater Manchester have taken up the challenge, designed to engage and educate young people in various areas of digital technology.

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Manchester's Global eCommerce Platform Rockets in First Year A string of significant deals sees Manchester-based eCommerce platform Mercarto deliver seven-figure revenues in its first year of trading.

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Tech Firm Donates £50,000 to Mayor's Homeless Drive Manchester technology firm UKFast has donated £50,000 to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham’s homeless charity, A Bed Every Night, through the UKFast Community and Education Trust.

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Secarma Appoints Ex-military Ethical Hacker as Technical Director Cybersecurity firm Secarma Ltd has appointed an influential ex-military cybersecurity expert as Technical Director, as it looks to bolster its growing cloud security division.    

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Public Sector Cloud Confidence Increases The fast-growing public sector arm of British cloud hosting firm UKFast Group Ltd is set to deliver 100% growth for a second consecutive year and has ambitions to make up 10% of the firm’s overall revenue by 2020.

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Data Experts: GDPR Raised Public Awareness, but Still Work to do Data specialists claim that the last 12 months of GDPR have made businesses increasingly “data focussed”, but that organisations are still making mistakes.

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