Oxford, UK — 3 October 2016 — Minister of Skills and Science officially opens the Cwmbran office of Microsoft partner, Oxford Computer Group.
Oxford Computer Group (OCG), specialists in identity and security solutions, is pleased to announce that Julie James, Minister for Skills and Science, officially opened its Cwmbran office on the 28 September 2016.
Julie James attended the ceremony at Brecon House, Llantarnam Industrial Estate, Cwmbran to mark the official opening of the office, which has seen exceptional growth since opening its new South Wales office in 2014.
The opening also celebrated the launch of OCG’s new partnership with the local Tech Club FYD charity who are supported by the national Follow Your Dreams charity. Focusing on bringing young people with learning difficulties together through gaming and technology, the Tech Club FYD charity provides inspirational support within the local community.
Julie was greeted by OCG Directors Neil Coughlan, Jeremy Wilson, Nick Lamidey and Timothy Jones, before being introduced to Liz Whitaker and Moira Hookings from the Follow Your Dreams charity and other members of the business. Julie spoke of the success and growth of the Welsh technology sector before officially opening the office with the cut of a ribbon.
Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James said: “We believe a strong technology sector is critical to Wales and it is very welcome to see an innovative company investing here, creating high-quality jobs. I would like to wish Oxford Computer Group continued success for the future.”
During the ceremony, OCG presented the Tech Club FYD charity representatives with a donation of two Raspberry Pi’s and an Xbox One to help the club in developing the technology skills of its members.
“We would like to thank OCG for this very kind donation. We know the children will be very excited to get their hands on the Pi’s and the Xbox, and we’re sure that they will go a long way toward helping their development,” said Moira Hookings, Chairperson of Tech Club FYD.
OCG’s Cwmbran office is home to the managed service, IP development, marketing, finance and PMO teams, who are supporting growth and innovation of the business. The teams located in Cwmbran provide key services to OCG’s many customers, helping them keep data secure, improve efficiency and revolutionising how the company operates.
In November 2014, OCG opened its first Cwmbran office at the Springboard Innovation Centre, Llantarnam with one employee located on-site. Over the next 18 months, the office grew to 10 employees and needed to relocate to larger premises as expansion plans were put in place.
In 2016, the office was relocated to Brecon House where OCG has since taken on another 10 employees and expects further growth in the near future.
Neil Coughlan, Managing Director of Oxford Computer Group says: “We were delighted to welcome Julie James to officially open our Cwmbran office. I’m thrilled that we have been able to cement our position in the South Wales technology arena, and look forward to continuing our rapid growth.”