Minister visits Cheltenham to see first-hand the ambitions for UK cyber sector


On Tuesday 25 January, Minister of State for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure, Julia Lopez MP visited Cheltenham's thriving digital and cyber sector.

Minister Lopez visited GCHQ, meeting colleagues from the National Cyber Security Centre, the Golden Valley Development and the Western Gateway to understand more about these organisations’ strategic aims, and their plans to support the new National Cyber Strategy.

The Minister was welcomed by Alex Chalk MP and the Principal of Gloucester College to the new Gloucester College/Hub8 Cheltenham Campus so she could meet Forensic Computing and Cyber Security Apprenticeship students and their lecturers in the new Advanced Digital Academy. Minister Lopez toured the new state-of-the-art IT and cyber training centre, and spoke to the to students about their career pathways and aspirations for their futures in the cyber sector.