B10 Sec selects Gloucestershire as Global HQ

15 August 2023

Invest in Gloucestershire, the county’s leading inward investment programme, is celebrating another Foreign Direct Investment win with Portuguese Cybersecurity and Data Protection Service provider B10SEC choosing Gloucestershire as its new global HQ.

The company’s founder and CEO, Flavio Shiga, recently registered the business in Cheltenham and plans to relocate the business from Portugal later this year.

B10SEC Cybersecurity and Data Protection specializes in providing Data Protection and Cyber Security Services, delivering projects to more than ten countries. One of their key areas of expertise is the identification of data leaks, which allows them to launch the IO Leak Data Monitor solution. This innovative Software-as-a-Service solution is designed to pinpoint vulnerabilities that could potentially lead to data leaks. Moreover, it excels at detecting instances where data breaches have occurred, whether initiated by employees, third parties, or even cybercriminals.

The Invest in Gloucestershire team have been supporting B10SEC over the last ten months, having first been approached via the Department of Business and Trade on the back of the launch of the ‘Cyber in Gloucestershire’ High Potential Opportunity (HPO) initiative in September 2022.

The team hosted Flavio and his partner Jessica in December 2022 where they were introduced to the region and learnt of the many opportunities available for establishing a business in the county. The company have since registered their intended global HQ in Gloucestershire and are currently in the Gloucestershire actively seeking funding in the range of £500K to £1M. Their target customer base includes SMEs as well as large corporations across various industry segments.

B10SEC have been endorsed by the Department of Business and Trade who awarded them a Global Enterprise Award in March and were also accepted onto the Global Entrepreneur Programme who are supporting with B10SEC’s visa and onboarding processes.

Phil Clement, Head of Inward Investment at GFirst LEP commented ‘We are pleased to announce the establishment of another new company into the growing Gloucestershire cyber cluster, the largest outside of London.  Working with UK Government and bringing on board a range of partners meant we could offer Flavio and Jessica a strong network to help B10 Sec establish their global HQ.’

Flavio Shiga, CEO & Founder B10SEC said,’ we are delighted to be establishing our global HQ in Cheltenham. Cybersecurity is more than protecting systems; it's about safeguarding lives, building trust and fostering innovation. From our new home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, we are keen to grow our new UK business and be an active member of the local cyber community, from whom we have received such a warm welcome.’

Mike Jackson, Dealmaker, Global Entrepreneur Programme said ‘B10SEC is just the kind of deep tech company the Department for Business and Trade’s Global Entrepreneur program is designed to support and I’m delighted Flavio has chosen my home patch of the South West and the Cheltenham Cyber cluster in particular, to grow his business.”

B10SEC will be relocating to Cheltenham later in the year but will be available to talk to interested parties in the interim.

To find out more about this article, please contact Suzie Lew, Invest in Gloucestershire at: Suzanne.lew@gfirstlep.com

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