Members of the Cluster

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The North Wales Cyber Security Cluster is free to join and the Cluster meetings are free to attend.

However, recognising that the Cluster is run for the benefit of small companies specialising in cyber security in the North Wales Region, the focus is less about formal membership and more about involvement, for example:-

  • Core Members - individuals or companies with less than 250 employees, actively involved in cyber security and located in North Wales are better able to contribute by attending meetings and networking. They will also benefit most from the information and opportunities shared that are specific to the Region.
  • Satellite Members - individuals or companies with less than 250 employees, actively involved in cyber security but not based in North Wales are less able to attend meetings but will be welcome if willing to travel. They will benefit more from information and opportunities shared, through the Cluster, by the UK Cyber Security Forum.
  • Big Company Members - organisations with more than 250 staff, actively working in cyber security will be able to contribute through developing opportunities and partnerships with the small, specialist companies in the Cluster. They will gain from the value being added to their supply chain.
  • Support Members - individuals or companies of any size not actively working in cyber security will be able to contribute by providing supporting services such as PR, Recruitment, Legal, Accounting, Investment, Consultancy etc.

Membership itself simply means being added to the Cluster's distribution lists for details of meetings and the dissemination of information and opportunities from the UK Cyber Security Forum, Welsh Government and other Cluster members.

Here are details of the companies in the Cluster.

Founding Members


Hashtag Marketing Ltd is an internet marketing company based in Wrexham, North Wales. With services including website design, website development, website security, website vulnerability testing, search marketing, pay per click management and search engine optimisation. We specialise in providing local businesses with a single point of contact for all things related to their internet presence. We believe that every business needs an web presence that is tailored to suit them. We consult closely with clients to ensure their business objectives stay at the centre of all campaigns. For more information please contact Jason Davies, 01978 664 851,


It is no surprise that computing specialists are in high demand – computers and computing technology are now part of almost everything we do. The impact computers have on every aspect of our lives has deepened dramatically over recent years, with the growth of the internet and mobile communications driving change. Computers are now used within virtually every business, industry and organisation. Glyndwr University aim to support both companies and individuals to learn and grow in this digital world. For more information please visit Computing@Glyndwr Here


Core Members

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Experience providing enterprise level IT Security

Specialising in routing and firewall management, PCI compliance, penetration testing, data loss prevention, project and risk management and systems deployment

Consultancy services available for both short and long term engagements

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Pescado can put comprehensive IT security services in place for your business to prevent security issues and put you in a strong position. We will start by looking at your systems and identifying any potential weaknesses. We will put practical IT security solutions in place, such as spam filters to prevent those nuisance emails from landing in your inbox, and firewall solutions to protect your networks and critical data from any web security attacks.

If the unthinkable has happened and you don’t have the right network security in place, we can provide virus removal support. Once the problem is solved, we’ll be happy to advise on hardware and software solutions to prevent it from happening again.

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Nibble IT personally design, develop and implement our specialist servers and networks created specifically for our clients. We ensure continuous up time and high availability from within our secure networks. We spend time to ensure the components we install into your server and equipment used in your networks will cope with your business workload two times over. We all so include redundancy within your server hard drives ensuring if a drive fails your information is safe.

We all have concerns about family security and keeping track of what our little ones (or bigger ones!) are doing online. Being parents ourselves we’ve spent hours traipsing through the endless options out there, but all we found was a lot of confusion. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to make it easy and offer the complete service with our Cyber Secure Rebuild for Families. So now you can wander through the wonders of the internet while we help to keep your family safe (kinda like Cyber Superheroes!)


Technology is a key part of your business, but if it’s down and you don’t have the right support, your business will grind to a standstill. This is where LOGIC IT step in, we believe in offering you the customer honest, transparent and reliable IT support.

  • IT Support – Reliable support all day and night to keep your business operational
  • Consultancy – Policy and advice to meet your business objectives and plan for the future
  • Backup & Security – We automatically backup your critical data safely and help protect you from viruses and identify risks
  • Cyber Security – Here at LOGIC IT we offer an independent information security consultancy, we will offer advice on how to help you identify the correct security needs for your business.
  • Cloud – We will introduce you to the Cloud and guide you through the different options, and deliver secure, flexible and scalable hosted solutions
  • Telecoms – We will guide you through the different options for Internet, mobile and landline communications, supplying a complete solution.
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Our range of analytical services is all encompassing. Our consultants will deliver a bespoke analytical service to meet the exact requirements of your company. Friendly and professional consultants, vetted to the highest level will insure the integrity of your businesses data and intelligence. With unrivalled data transfer and security solutions, currently utilised by over 15 police forces, your data has never been safer. A proven track record in turning data and intelligence into insight to drive your business forward and achieve its potential, our quality of product and service is unsurpassed. Welcome to Intelligent Analytical Solutions.


You suddenly find a situation within your organisation that breaches security, internal policy or even criminality. You probably have systems in place to deal with such incidents.

In many cases however, there is not the capability to deal with any element of digital storage media. The method of seizure of computers, disks, USB drives etc has to be handled in a manner that would stand to scrutiny IF the matter were to end up before a Criminal or Civil court, Tribunal or any subsequent counter action! You can view our free advice page for more information.

Of course once digital media has been seized, it still has to be handled, viewed and evidenced using accepted methodology.

Here at High Tech Investigations, we have a full understanding of recovering digital storage devices and the data held on them. Whether its ‘fishing’ for information, through to full evidential package, we can assure you of a fully professional service from start to finish.


e-Motion Consulting Ltd is a UK registered company with a network of qualified consultants.  Our Managing Director, for example, has a degree in Computer Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Computing and Information Systems, and is a Chartered Member of the British Computing Society, specialising in the area of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management.

We can deliver all of your IT project needs at extremely competitive costs, by leveraging our vast global network of technical talent, with no project too big and no project too small.  Our service is tailored to ADD VALUE to YOUR business, whether you’re a small one-man band or a major global blue-chip organisation.  We’re genuinely passionate about what we do i.e. ADDING VALUE, and that will shine through in how we treat you as a valued customer!


Every day, CSA Group works with businesses, organizations and code authorities all around the world to help create a safer, more sustainable world for people and for business. From testing & certifying your products today for safety & performance requirements, to developing leading-edge, consensus-based standards to support tomorrow’s technology, we develop solutions that strive to promote safety to industry and society.

Manufacturers, retailers, business, academia, consumers and government organizations alike rely on our worldwide network to assist in their pursuit of innovative solutions for their evolving safety, reliability and sustainability needs.

We can help you achieve your goals, access global markets, create safer, more sustainable environments for work, home & play, and demonstrate your commitment to a better, safer world.


Security risks arise from combinations of internal and external threats and vulnerabilities that are almost always created by people.  Our work spans Personnel Security, Cyber Security and Physical Security. We focus on what organisations need to do to deliver effective security plans and approaches appropriate to the types of threats, levels of risk and costs involved. Clients benefit from our extensive track record in human factors, recruitment and selection, individual profiling, competence management, organisational culture, asset management, and safety and business risk management.

We have undertaken a range of security-related projects including:

  • Analysis of candidate screening and vetting for use in recruitment and selection
  • Cost estimation methodologies for evaluating and prioritising security risks
  • Evaluation and specification of security requirements and solutions
  • Development of security capability maturity models
  • Development of competence frameworks and profiles for security staff and teams
  • Alignment of security risk with corporate risk management
  • Bespoke workshops and training for managers and business leaders
  • Design and production of e-learning

The CAS Culture Management Model is a key reference for UK Government work to promote secure culture.


Boyns Information Systems Ltd. is a supplier of IT related Products and Services and both a Managed Service Provider (MSP) of equipment and a Support team to our Customers’ staff. We support equipment supplied by us and inherited from other suppliers.

Trading since 1996 and incorporated in 2003. We are both an ISO 9001 and a CompTIA Trustmark Plus regulated company.

Products and Services we Supply and Support in summary include (detailed in other sections):-

  • Computer Networks (Servers, Computers, Printers, Switches, Firewalls, Routers, Managed Wireless, Cabling etc..)
  • Computer Hardware (PC’s, Laptops, Tablets etc..)
  • Hardware Repair and Upgrade Service – We offer a comprehensive repair of B2B, B2C and B2E computers laptops and peripherals.
  • Cloud Based Services (Email – Office 365, Hosted Servers, Websites and Hosting etc..)
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Services
  • Telephone, EPOS and CCTV Systems

As Telemat, Antur Teifi’s , IT Support Service we are still leading the way having been awarded the prestigious IT Business Trustmark by Comp TIA for the quality of our service and plans for growth – one of only five businesses in Wales to have received this recognition during 2013.

Our qualified bilingual IT Support technicians backed up by our Call Support Centre, work with many organisations ranging from small to large businesses, charities and the public sector throughout Wales. In addition we supply and install IT hardware & software, broadband, wired & wireless networks as well as offering a wide array of IT security and Cloud based services and products.


Principality Consulting is an independent consultancy, based in Wales. We provide general business advice as well as IT advice – our offerings are broken down into a number of groups : IT Services – We specialise in business systems – generally ERP solutions. We help customers define a need, and select the right product. We will then ensure that the best vendor is chosen and project manage the implementation to PRINCE2 standards.  Security – PCL will audit companies to ensure that they are working to best practice – in both the IT arena and also more generally within the business.  Business Improvement – We are experts in LEAN manufacturing and Six Sigma. LEAN is a methodology whereby we help to reduce the amount of wasteful processes a company has – increasing the profit and quality of product, and reducing the stress that employees feel. The results can be measured in significant amounts of money. Six Sigma is a data driven business improvement process which is more complex than LEAN, but is very powerful in the right circumstances.  Marketing – PCL can help companies define a marketing strategy and then implement ( or make better use of a current ) CRM system to attract more customers. David Lloyd-Williams

Solvings is here to give your organisation the IT solutions it needs to run seamlessly, securely and successfully. We provide fully-managed IT services, including IT security and IT infrastructure consultancy, IT resourcing solutions, IT training courses, and have particular expertise in delivering high performing Wi-Fi, all from our HQ in beautiful North Wales. We know that ‘one-size-fits-all’ isn’t a practical solution for you, and we will always take the time to get to know your business to ensure that we provide you with exactly what you’re looking for, right off the bat. After all, your IT infrastructure needs to be developed, managed, future-proofed, and proactively supported on an ongoing basis if you’re going to get the best out of your business and give your clients the experience they expect – and it’s our friendly, expert team’s job to provide the innovative solutions which completely take this task off your hands. We are here to support you, so that you can get back to what you do best. Simple.

Halkyn Consulting – Our mission is to use our expertise to protect organisations and individuals. We are committed to providing you the most cost-effective and complete security solutions for your needs. Our security consultants are able to deal with any security challenge, from protecting your staff and premises to securing your networks. We are experts in our field, holding internationally recognised qualifications and have experience with multinational organisations, government agencies and defence clients. For more details please see their website at


RainbowBiz Limited are a social enterprise based in Flintshire, North Wales. Set up by Directors Sue Oliver and Sarah Way and registered in January 2015. We are a not for profit organisation, and inclusive of our whole community, this means that anything we make goes back into keeping our projects running. RainbowBiz offer a selection of workshops and works closely with North Wales Police in the delivery of these.For more details please see their website at


Spherical International is a niche risk management company which provides a range of bespoke services for all environments. With our core business in the United Kingdom, we offer a global capability with embedded specialists around the world enabling us to provide and deliver point to point solutions. For more details please see their website at


Founded in 2005, Regency offers Security Consultancy and Managed Services to public and private sector clients from our secure premises in Cheltenham. Led by one of the UK’s most experienced and capable Information Security practitioners, augmented by one of the largest independent teams of security consultants, our security team delivers the full spectrum of specialist Information Security support and managed services which have been certified to ISO/IEC 27001 by the British Standards Institution (BSI).


Neterix work in the areas of IT security, networking and software development. We provide a variety of services for organisations of all sizes, including ISO 27001 consultancy, ISMS audits, network design and testing, WiFi hotspots, data recovery and training.


GD Technology specialise in helping startup companies to ensure that their business network starts out on the right foot. With a focus on Cyber Essentials, our networks are designed to enable you to focus on building your business knowing your data and users are in safe hands.


NMi Gaming, which provides compliance testing, homologation, ISMS auditing, penetration testing and vulnerability scanning services to manufacturers, operators, software developers, suppliers, and regulators across the international gaming industry. With offices in the UK, Canada, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, we test gaming systems, RNGs, land-based and online games and platforms, and perform security audits for a range of jurisdictions worldwide. In the UK we are the leading ISO 17025 accredited test house for compliance testing against the UK Gambling Commission’s Technical Standards and the Section 240 regulations of the Gaming Act, with particular expertise in server-based gaming systems and content.


Advatek provide secure, integrated ICT solutions and managed services for larger SME’s, Enterprise’s and Public Sector organisations throughout the UK. We have strategic alliances with a number of the world’s leading ICT vendors, including: Cisco, Citrix, HP, BT, Asigra, Safenet, Websense, Fortinet, Forescout, Airwatch, Aerohive, Microsoft, VMware and Net App. For more information please contact Simon Koscinski, 0844 335 3991,


We can help resolve your Information Security problems, whether you’re just starting out, or you have an established Information Security programme. Problems we can solve include:

  • Building an Information Security Management System, including risk assessment, risk analysis and risk management, and integrating it in to business as usual
  • ISO 27001 compliance requirements
  • PCI DSS compliance requirements
  • Cyber Essentials compliance requirements
  • Incident response, business continuity and disaster recovery planning
  • Information Security awareness training implementation and delivery

Satellite Members


Teamwork ICT is an association of IT experts who, collectively, have decades of experience  of advising SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) and larger businesses in a wide range of  sectors throughout the UK. With this extensive network, we have the expertise to analyse, plan, evaluate and implement effective solutions for your business, always ensuring that technology is aligned with your business goals.


Whether it is financial fraud, major crimes, narcotics or another investigation, social media context can help you break a case.

An innocent bystander or a key person in the investigation posting online, the contents of social media publications can lend an incredible amount of information to the case.

Echosec can help you monitor key locations for social media activity.

Alternatively, using our person-of-interest tracking tool, you can determine which locations you should be monitoring, or discover new areas to investigate.

Using Echosec you can optimize your efforts by helping to establish a timeline, generate a new lead, recognize a pattern, visualize a routine, or dismiss a misleading tip.

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Exova is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products, systems and operations.

With over 90 years of experience, we have over 4,200 global experts operating from 137 facilities in 32 countries to support our c23,000 customers worldwide.

Exova provides technically demanding laboratory-based testing, calibration and related services across 11 key customer sectors:

Aerospace | Calibration | Construction | Defence | Environmental | Fire, Building Products and Certification | Food | Industrials | Oil and gas | Pharmaceuticals | Transportation

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Imagine an application, accessible from anywhere that allows you to track and maintain your organisations regulatory compliance, allows you to hold all the associated documentation in one location and allows you to delegate the appropriate questions to the right people. Blackcat supports all major accreditations, in fact we can host any question based accreditation you wish in any language. Why not arrange a demonstration today to experience the flexibility and power of blackcat.


Datatek is a specialist company which focuses its expertise and knowledge towards the risk prevention and security of its clients businesses and interests. With the estimated cost of Fraud in the UK reaching some £73 billion (National Fraud Authority) now more than ever should businesses, public sector organisations and individuals become vigilant of the threat and risks associated with this ever increasing global phenomenon. Our team of highly skilled operatives, many with backgrounds in law enforcement and the police service, have vast international and domestic experience relating to the areas of fraud prevention, corporate investigations, asset tracing, enhanced due diligence and information security. Through its global network of consultants and partners, the Datatek team has both the operational ability and advanced technology solutions to provide its clients with the results they deserve. For more information please contact Mark Brown, 01564 771 122,


At Accelero Digital our mission is simple: to use our extensive software development experience to deliver tangible business results enabling our clients to profit from the advanced use of technology. Using our innovative EnGenero platform, we are able to develop bespoke, data-driven applications in less time with higher quality. EnGenero enables systems to be built securely as standard, delivering consistent outcomes in which our clients can have confidence. We provide training in good cyber security practices and steps to achieving certification, helping organisations to defend against data breaches and attacks. Accelero also performs information assurance audits that allow our clients to demonstrate their cyber security compliance. For more information please contact Huw John, 01656 648200,


Clearstream has provided secure hosting services since 2006 and now operate their own 7,000sqft Data Centre near Cardiff in South Wales. With in-house skills in security, virtualisation, server and network monitoring, electrical engineering, and LINUX and Microsoft operating systems, they can provide a full support and management service. They specialise in supporting IT providers who want to move their services “into the Cloud” whilst maintaining security and have a range of facilities, pricing models and security services to support them. They have also provided secure Internet connections and Private networks since 2002 and are one of the largest distributors of Sonicwall firewalls in the UK.​ Based near Cardiff in South Wales, they actively manage over 250 business networks across the UK​. They work with BT Wholesale, Virgin Media, MDNX, Western Power, NYNet and others to build secure, high performance and cost effective networks for customer​s.​​​ They are an Internet Service Provider and hold RIPE and Nominet accreditations, with Points of Presence in South Wales and London Tele-House North. For more information please contact Richard Williams, 07957 801 967,


We provide innovative business enabling IT solutions and services that increase productivity, increase security, reduce costs and increase revenue. CNS works with many enterprise class customers supplying network and communications solutions and supporting them via our Managed Services portfolio on a 24×7 basis. We understand the constant drive for cost savings, increased productivity, world class customer service and innovation and are able to develop the appropriate technical solution to address the business challenges. For more information please contact Mark Edwards, 0845 305 4118,


DNA Energy Ltd (DNA) helps clients to grow their businesses in the UK energy sector by providing specialist management consultancy insight and advice. The lead consultants in the firm have a wealth of experience in the power industry with a particular focus on risk management and the cyber security threat. DNA consultants play leading roles in a wide range of industry steering groups, trade associations and communities of interest and their expertise and advice is much sought after in an industry where security and risk management have consequences and implications beyond financial loss. Most notably, DNA recently co-chaired the Nuclear Industry Knowledge Management and Cyber Security Conference in South Wales, bringing together nuclear management and cybersecurity experts. DNA also chairs the Cyber Security workshop for the Nuclear Industry Association. For more information please contact Ian Bonnett, Director, 07818 053370,


We can help your company deal with it’s daily troubles in IT from repairs to new installs & web design to social media. Wolfberry has a thorough understanding of the sensitivity of our clients networks and we employ proven methodologies to assess your networks security. By embracing more frequent and comprehensive penetration testing, businesses can prevent and mange security risks and unauthorized access to critical systems and valuable information. Using proactive, authorized tests we can evaluate the security of your IT infrastructure and identify any risks posed by specific vulnerabilities or flawed processes. For more information please contact Damon Rands, 07809 482 185,


Pervade Software is the UK-based creator of two award-winning security products – OpViewTM a monitoring solution that can collect, correlate and report on all data types and OpAuditTM a compliance tracking solution that can gather and manage all evidence of compliance. These innovative products combine to provide SOC, NOC & GRC in a single configurable system and they are used by a wide range of private and public sector organisations operating in more than 80 countries. For more information please contact John Davies, 07753 573 999,

Big Company Members


SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training in the world. We offer training through several delivery methods – live & virtual, classroom-style, online at your own pace or webcast with live instruction, guided study with a local mentor, or privately at your workplace where even your most remote colleagues can join in via Simulcast. Our computer security courses are developed by industry leaders in numerous fields including cyber security training, network security, forensics, audit, security leadership, and application security. Courses are taught by real-world practitioners who are the best at ensuring you not only learn the material, but that you can apply it immediately when you return to the office. All of SANS security courses are also offered at a government customer’s desired location.


PGI was established as a Group in 2013 from the acquisition of nine companies with track records in cyber intelligence, cyber security, protective security training and international capacity building. We organise our operating divisions around five key themes: Intelligence; Cyber; Training; Technology; and Physical. PGI is headquartered in Paddington, UK, with offices in Australia, Sri Lanka and Kenya, strategic relationships in the US and the Middle East and multiple points of presence across the globe.

Supporting Institutions


The police are here to help to make you, your family and friends safe online.

In most cases, you can keep yourself safe from cyber crime by being aware of the type of threats that are out there, and using trusted resources and tools to protect you. A few simple steps can go a long way to staying safe and protected.

connect with us on twitter@NWPCyberCrime

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Titan, the name for the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, was established in 2009 as a collaboration between the six police forces in Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales to tackle serious organised crime that crosses county borders in the region. The mission of the unit is simple – to tackle organised crime groups causing the greatest levels of harm to communities in the North West.
The unit is comprised of five teams working closely together and includes representatives from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, UK Border Agency and the National Crime Agency. Those teams are: the Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU), the Regional Crime Unit (RCU), the Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART), Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) and the Protected Persons Service Unit (PPS).


Business Wales is the Welsh Government’s dedicated information, guidance and advice service for small and medium-sized enterprises and micro-businesses.

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The University of Chester has a newly formed Cyber capability and Facility within the Faculty of Science and Engineering based at the Thornton Science Park.  The Cyber Facility comprises expertise from industry and academia, covering areas in both teaching and research.  We continue to build up our programmes and are currently offering a Bachelor’s course and Master’s conversion course in Cybersecurity, with potential for apprenticeships, industrial training, and collaboration opportunities.
Further to our teaching, we are establishing a research base with interest in a number of areas, including software and cyber exploitation, network and operating system security, and software and system protection methods, including in hypervisors & virtualisation, system monitors, and underpinning intelligent or autonomic Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs).
The Facility is building on its connections with Industry, Government, and Policing, and it is a pleasure to work with members of the Cyber Security Cluster, particularly in the areas of research, case studies, and student placements.
The University’s Cyber Facility is reachable at:


Vehicles 4 Business are able to provide leasing and finance products covering both cars and vans so whether you are looking for cars or commercial vehicles, they will be able to help you. Deals available for cluster members, for more information see their website at


River Professional Services specialise in providing bespoke recruitment solutions to a diverse range of clients throughout the UK. Our Cyber Security Consultants provide a bespoke and pragmatic approach that offers expert advice throughout the whole recruitment cycle. Delivering both permanent (retained & contingency) and Interim services, our team of specialist consultants ensure that our clients receive a high quality, end to end recruitment experience.


Breakthrough Funding specialise in recovering R&D Tax Credits for organisations of all sizes. If your company is working in the information security sector, it’s likely that you are developing innovative new solutions or writing software. At Breakthrough Funding we specialise in getting cash for innovation. If you are using your own staff or external sub-contractors we can access government funds for you. Even though it’s usually available as a cash payment whether you’re in profit or loss, it’s confusingly called the “R&D tax credits” scheme. It’s available across Europe and has been in place in the UK since 2000/2001. You can check the official Government information here. To learn more about the scheme please contact David Nelson, 0800 772 0800,


Computer People have been providing permanent and contract IT staff since our inception in 1972. We are the UK’s leading specialists in IT staffing consultancy and we have consultants focusing on specific sectors. Michael Whistance and his team focus on Cyber Security and have successfully placed Security professionals with some of the UK’s largest organisations. If you have a skills gap in your current team and would like to discuss how we can help please get in touch with Michael directly – or 01179 276236.


We are one of the United Kingdom’s leading firms of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, specialising in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. By understanding you and your business we aim to provide tailored solutions according to your particular business needs. The protection and exploitation of your innovations and brands is at the core of our business. Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP is regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board. For more information please contact Cerian Jones, 029 2064 2150,

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