Roke invests in new Gloucester site to expand in Cyber Security
Roke Manor Research (Roke) is expanding its UK operations by opening a second office in Gloucester, bringing it closer to defence, government and commercial customers in the region.
Roke will initially employ 20 new staff, specialising in cyber security at its Gloucester office. In addition to the 365 electronic engineering consultants already employed at its headquarters in Hampshire, the company plans to double staff numbers over the next five years.
The digital technology sector has seen job growth nearly three times faster than the rest of the UK economy, with the West of England making a significant contribution1. Roke’s expansion into the Gloucester area will help it to drive forward cyber recruitment and support technology innovation, creating new opportunities for people and businesses in the region.
David Cole, Managing Director of Roke, said:
“As a key cyber security adviser to UK Government, we are at the sharp end of trying to tackle the UK skills shortage of high quality engineers and consultants. Gloucester and the West of England enjoy a thriving digital economy, which has the cyber security talent we need to help protect both government and commercial critical infrastructure.”
About Roke Manor Research
Roke is recognised as a worldwide centre of R&D excellence.
Roke Manor Research is a world-class electronics engineering consultancy. We enable our clients to maximise their investments in science and technology. Trusted by government and industrial partners worldwide, we deliver technology-based R&D services, provide independent advice, and solve technically challenging problems.
Roke make it our business to understand their clients’ key issues to provide end-to-end tailored solutions. With extensive experience in communications systems, electronic sensors, and information assurance and in both the civil and military domains, we understand the technical complexities of modern and future systems. Our team of over 350 engineering consultants develop new concepts, capabilities and systems to protect what matters most to our clients.