Worcester MP Robin Walker visited the city headquarters of cyber security firm Titania Ltd on Friday (21st April) after it was announced that they had added to their impressive trophy haul by winning a 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Titania’s win came in the Innovation category and on the day of Her Majesty the Queen’s 91st birthday.
Founded in 2009, Titania opened their Worcester HQ in December 2010. Offering a range of cyber security software to clients around the world, the company has gone from strength to strength in recent years and their work has been praised as part of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy.
In November the Government committed to £1.9billion of investment in cyber security over the next five years, making Britain confident, capable and resilient in a fast-moving digital world.
Robin visited the company’s Barbourne Road office and congratulated Titania founders Ian and Nicola Whiting on their win in person. Robin has previously praised the company for their strong record on hiring and training apprentices and for their work as an autism-friendly employer. He met with their latest apprentice during his visit and heard how the company was getting involved with wider initiatives to support the recruitment and retention of people on the autism spectrum in the industry.
Speaking after his visit, Robin said:
“Cyber Security is very much a growth sector and one that is increasingly important for Worcestershire.”
“Titania are a fantastic company championing the British brand around the world and I am delighted to have them in my constituency, particularly because of their work on autism friendly employment and apprenticeships.”
“I wish Ian and Nicola all the very best for the continued success of their company, which is doing vital work developing the technology needed to keep both public and private sector networks secure.”
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For Robin’s previous statements in support of local business, please see:
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