Cyber giant Northrop Grumman joins Cheltenham cyber hub as anchor tenant

Hub8 Gloucestershire College

Northrop Grumman Corporation in the UK has signed an agreement as an anchor tenant within Hub8’s Gloucestershire College office space located at the College’s Cheltenham campus. Designed as a place where businesses, academic staff and students can interact, the company says its new office is part of its continued commitment to developing cyber talent and partnership opportunities with the college and member businesses.

Nick Chaffey, Chief Executive of Northrop Grumman in the UK, Europe and Middle East, said: “Bringing together large companies such as Northrop Grumman with some of the UK’s brightest young companies is a valuable combination for spurring innovation.

“Becoming a part of Hub8 underscores our commitment to developing UK cyber talent and innovation.”

Bruce Gregory, Hub8’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Northrop Grumman to the Hub8 community.

“Cheltenham, UK, is home to a thriving cyber security ecosystem. At the centre of this ecosystem is Hub8 and its growing network of innovation and co-working spaces in and around Cheltenham, that bring together best-in-class start-ups, SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and global companies in the cyber-tech, and digital sectors on the one part and academia, government and the wider community on the other to create the ideal platform for organic growth and collaboration.”

Northrop Grumman’s office in Hub8 joins the company’s existing cyber and technology facilities in Cheltenham, London, Manchester and New Malden, as the company invests in building high-tech jobs and critical capabilities in the UK.

Hub8 Gloucestershire College provides more than 10,000sqft of innovation space including private offices, dedicated desks, hot-desks, meeting rooms and a members’ lounge. Hub8 Gloucestershire College is a co-location platform for businesses, academic staff and students to interact. This will facilitate placement and graduate work opportunities for the College’s students with its network of tech giants, such as Northrop Grumman, SMEs and start-ups and enable collaborative research and knowledge exchange between industry, academia and government.