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  • Serial Round Foundry entrepreneurs launch new business
    20/02/2018

    A new cyber security consultancy has been launched in Leeds by the founders of RandomStorm; which was bought out in a £10m deal in 2014.

    Andrew Mason and Robin Hill founded cyber security firm RandomStorm in 2007 and were based in the Round Foundry Media Centre in Holbeck. They were acquired by Accumuli PLC in a £10m deal in December 2014. Accumuli was then acquired by a competitor in the marketplace, NCC PLC.

    As their non-compete clause expired in December 2017, Mason and Hill have now launched Pentest People; hiring Anthony Harvey as the sales director and Gavin Watson as the technical director. Both are ex-RandomStorm employees and have joined as shareholders in the business, which has based itself once again in the Round Foundry Media Centre.

    Mason said: “There are five us in the team at the moment and we expect there to be significant growth in the market place. We know the cyber security industry well and can offer a penetration test that delivers what the customer needs and wants, taking away their pain points."

    The firm has developed a system which aims to remove the administrative burden felt by customers who are undertaking a penetration test and provides the results in a live vulnerability system through a secure portal to make the results easier to integrate with. There will also be an emphasis on mobile and app technology by the team; who say they are reacting to an ever changing cyber security landscape which they are equipped to help businesses navigate.

    The company will also work with apprentices at Leeds Beckett University and run cyber security awareness courses for people and business in the region.

    “There are exciting times ahead. There are a lot of synergies to what we were doing before but we are accessing different parts of the market place. We have experience of working with large and growing businesses. It is great to be back in the Round Foundry and part of the cyber security cluster,” added Mason.

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  • Leeds Women's Aid Christmas present collection
    27/11/2017

    Do you have any unwanted gifts left over from last years Christmas? Could you afford to buy just one more gift this year to help towards Leeds Women's Aid?

    The charity would very much appreciate donations of:

    -individual toiletries and toiletry gifts packs
    -chocolates & nice biscuits for the women (no alcohol)
    -small cuddly toys
    -a mix of toys or books for all age ranges

    If you could help this year please leave your presents at the Round Foundry Media Centre reception or under the tree in our Atrium by 1pm Tuesday 12st December.

    You can enjoy some mince pies and mulled wine at the festive handover will be happening at Marshalls Mill on Thursday 14th December between 12 -2pm.

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  • Children In Need
    20/11/2017

    Friday just gone, we put on a breakfast bake sale in aid of Children in Need. We would like to thank everyone who donated baked goods, including Laura from Our Creative who made some lovely Coffee and Walnut cupcakes and Paula from Syft who brought in some Mince Pies. We raised a grand total of £139 for the charity. Thank you again to everyone who participated, we can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Darts competition
    09 April - 30 April

    Marshalls Mill are holding a competition in conjunction with The Cross Keys for the Round Foundry and Marshalls Mill tenants to win a £180 bar tab!

    For your chance of winning all you have to do is head over to Marshalls Mills reception between Monday 9th April and Monday 30th April and have your throw!

    Each team should be made up of 3 people but companies can enter multiple teams, no duplicate entrants.

    The highest scoring team wins!

    Good Luck!

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  • Sport Relief Quiz
    22 March

    On Thursday 22nd March we will be holding out first Quiz in aid of Sport Relief. If you fancy putting your knowledge to the test, get your teams together and move on down to the Right Conference Room at 5:30 for a 6pm start. Don't worry if you're not gemmed up on your sports knowledge, there is also general knowledge.

    Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

    It's all in aid of Sport Relief so any donations are welcome.

    We look forward to seeing you there

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  • Meet the Neighbour
    22 February

    On Thursday, 22 February join us for a light lunch and a coffee (on us of course) when we will meet two businesses from Tower Works and the Round Foundry Media Centre to hear all about them and find out what they’ve been up to.  An informal get together, this is a chance to meet others in the local business community and get to know your neighbours.

    Situated in the Round Foundry Media Centre, Made in Yorkshire exist to further the interests of Yorkshire Industry. They are a membership organisation which aims to be the ultimate industry network for innovation active manufacturing and engineering companies. They connect the right people to drive economic growth and unlock manufacturing potential.

    Based in Tower Works, video pioneers Superla.tv translate messages into engaging and attention-grabbing stories using cutting-edge video and animation. They are a tight team of video designers, collaborators, geeks and trailblazers focused on creating powerful visual stories. Their thirst for learning means they’re always discovering new techniques, technology and developing different ways to tell stories in video.

    RSVP BY TUESDAY 20 FEBUARY TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE, simply email aimee@roundfoundry.net

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