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  • Welcome to Think Employment

    This week our most recent addition to the Round Foundry Media Centre held an engagement evening for their new apprenticeship.
    Think Employment have just launched their exciting new 18 month Digital Marketing Apprenticeship which has been designed especially by digital marketing experts.
    A more modern approach to learning adds an interesting twist to the way Think Employment work. By blending regular webinars, support visits, online self-study and informal group work helps reach all the different ways people learn.
    It has taken 12 months of development, making sure every detail has been given thought to help turn people in the city into digital marketers.
    Around 20 representative from businesses across West Yorkshire attended the launch of the apprenticeship to hear Andy Manifield, Chris Lees and Nigel Cliffe speak about the product, and to hear how it allows businesses to train up existing staff and source new blood while using social media to attract new customers and nurture leads through campaigns.
    If you would like to learn more about Think Employment and their exciting new Digital Marketing Apprenticeship please visit their website - www.thinkemployment/com

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  • Serial Round Foundry entrepreneurs launch new business

    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

    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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  • Round Foundry & Tower Works Annual Summer Party
    26 July

    Round Foundry & Tower Works Annual Summer Party will be held on Thursday 26th July from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Taste Café. Come and join us for drinks and a light bite!

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  • Dilla Deli visits Round Foundry
    28 June

    On Thursday 28th June the Dilla Deli will be visiting the Round Foundry estate on the wonderwoods grassed area outside. They have a fantastic selection of quesadillas for you to choose from and will be set up from 12 -2. Why not treat yourself!

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  • Royal Wedding Bake Sale
    18 May

    At 10:30 on 18th May we will host a Bake Sale in aid to Crisis to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. As usual any baked donations are more than welcome. We hope to see you there for some tasty cake in the Atrium!

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