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Minister outlines Golden Valley Development's key role in UK cyber

Minister outlines Golden Valley Development's key role in UK cyber

Cheltenham’s Golden Valley Development will play a vital role in the UK’s ambitions to become a global “science and technology superpower”, according to a Government Minister.

While the scheme will be mixed-use, encompassing homes, commercial floorspace, green spaces and leisure activities, at its heart will be a world class cyber and digital tech campus, called Cyber Central UK.

During LORCA Live, a leading cyber security industry event that took place on 29-31 March 2021, Minister for Digital Infrastructure Matt Warman was invited to talk about the Government’s commitment to the sector where he used the opportunity to explain the key elements being put in place as part of plans to ensure the UK retained its place as a global leader.

“Now, more than ever, it’s vital to support cyber innovation and growth,” said Mr Warman, adding: “On the Government’s part we continue to support the cyber sector which is so fundamental to UK economic growth, national security and our role in global innovation.”

Mr Warman said the creation of Cyber Central UK within the Golden Valley Development would be crucial in allowing innovative businesses to collaborate with the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) to develop world-beating solutions.

“Work is well under way to develop the Golden Valley cyber park in Cheltenham as part of a credible and flourishing regional cyber eco-system which includes GCHQ and NCSC,” he said. “Located adjacent to GCHQ, this will offer opportunities for businesses and industry to collaborate with NCSA to develop new approaches to cyber security.”

Referring to a recently published document described as the biggest review of the UK's defence and security since the end of the Cold War, Mr Warman continued: “This report describes the vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade and what actions we will take up to 2025, with technology and science moving to heart of UK security.”

The report, called “Global Britain in a Competitive Age”, states: “The UK will embrace innovation in science and technology to boost national prosperity and strategic advantage…the aim is for the UK to be a science and technology superpower by 2030.”

Mr Warman added: “A strong and growing tech eco-system is vital as we build back better after the pandemic.”

Also speaking at LORCA Live was Reid Derby, Innovation Lead for Cyber Central UK, who said: “Ever since GCHQ made Cheltenham the home for its headquarters over 60 years ago an incredible ecosystem has developed in Gloucestershire, including international companies, start-ups and world class academic research.

“A bold, brave combination of vision and leadership is now turning the dream for the Golden Valley Development into a reality.

“Together with the 24/7 Cyber Central UK campus, this will be a place where people from all over, including internationally, will want to live, work and be a part of this amazing and strategically vital development and community.”

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