Security firm Secarma is planning to double its London office space following a string of new customers for Pentest, which it acquired in July 2016.
The Manchester-based firm inherited the London office when it acquired ethical hacking outfit Pentest for a reported £10m. Pentest also had offices in Altringham - where it was headquartered - as well as the US and Glasgow.
Secarma's CEO Lawrence Jones, who also owns hosting firm UKFast, said that the expansion is necessary following "some good client wins and lots of talent knocking on the door".
"I think we have been lucky because Pentest has a good reputation and so does UKFast. So if you bring the two together under Secarma, people are going to be inquisitive. People are knocking on the door now and are interested in learning more," he said.
"I imagine the interest will continue. We need more teammates in that business because we have plenty of work and we have to expand."
Pentest joined Secarma with around 50 ethical hackers, and although Jones confirmed the number is growing, he remained tight-lipped on the details.
"We are trying to work with clients to uncover any flaws they may have in their system and expose [the flaws] to them directly before anyone else does," he explained. "It is not somewhere where if you find a vulnerability, you will be waving a flag around telling everyone."
Jones added that he sees the bigger office as stage one of its overall expansion plans.
"I can see it growing significantly and I can see us taking on more offices in the city. We will be looking at further expansion within six months," he added.
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