Microsoft partner opens new office in Cwmbran

Oxford Computer Group, an IT company specialising in identity and security solutions, has extended its operations in Wales with the opening of a new office in Cwmbran.

The Brecon House premises were formally opened on September 28th at a ceremony led by Julie James, the minister for skills and science at the Welsh Government.

Located on the Llantarnam Industrial Estate, Cwmbran, James marked the official opening of the office. The company has seen exceptional growth in Wales since 2014.

As well as this, the opening celebrated the launch of OCG’s partnership with the local Tech Club FYD, which is supported by the national Follow Your Dreams charity.

The initiative aims to bring young people with learning difficulties together through the form of gaming and technology. It provides ongoing support within the local community.

Julie was accompanied by OCG directors Neil Coughlan, Jeremy Wilson, Nick Lamidey and Timothy Jones, and was introduced to Liz Whitaker and Moira Hookings from the Follow Your Dreams charity.

At the ceremony, Julie spoke of the success and growth of the Welsh technology sector over the last few years, before going on to open the office with the cut of a ribbon.

She 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 day, OCG donated two Raspberry Pis and an Xbox One to the Tech Club FYD charity. Moira Hookings, chairperson at TCFYD, said: “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.”

The new office is home to a variety of departments and teams, including managed service, IP development, marketing, finance and PMO. They’re actively supporting the growth and innovation of the business.

Neil Coughlan, managing director of Oxford Computer Group, said: “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.”