Meet the Leadership team and some of our consultants at Cyber Business Growth (CBG). The team are highly skilled industry experts who cover a broad area of business experience in the Cyber sector and beyond.

Jamie Murphy

CEO & Founder

Jamie Murphy has over 25 years of Cyber, Networking and IT Security experience, holding senior positions across the industry. Starting his career at pioneering ISP UUNET PIPEX in 1995, he quickly carved a flourishing early sales career. Further experience was gained at the IP focused value-added distributor Unipalm, where he built solid business relationships still in place today, promoting and selling new technologies such as Netscape, FTP Software and Check Point FW 1.

After thriving in both direct and indirect sales roles for Worldpay (PSP) and Computerlinks, Jamie helped develop Crossbeam in the Northern European market place, trailblazing early firewall virtualisation and UTM solutions for large enterprise and service providers, whilst developing a channel strategy which was executed successfully across a number of key VARs and Integrators.

Most recently in the role of UK Sales Director for NTT Com Security, he was responsible for transforming the sales organisation, whilst growing revenues and business across the UK to over £100m per annum. In previous Senior Sales roles (prior to other leadership positions at NTT) in his first 5 years at NTT Com Security/Integralis he was responsible for individually contributing over £50m of Security Sales, driving UK and Global relationships with Financial Services, System Integration and FTSE 100 businesses.

Cyber Business Growth Ltd has been established to accelerate business strategy in Cyber and Information Security through innovation and experience. Since inception in 2015, Jamie had evolved CBG’s service suite ensuring we are providing expertise in the ever-changing marketplace, through partners, vendors, investors, and enterprises. We do this by understanding and solving complex business and security challenges, through advisory, Cyber and business focused consultancy services using a team of Industry leading experts.

With a focus on identifying the specifics of any client’s Cyber goals, whether that be internal business improvement or Go-To-Market success, Jamie’s methodology is to follow a process of REVIEW, PLAN, EXECUTE, to take businesses to the next level.

Kathryn Miller

Business Operations Director

Kathryn has been working within the IT Networking and Security industry for over 21 years, with a primary focus on product and service management. She began her career as a purchasing officer at UUNET PIPEX and quickly progressed within the industry to set-up and manage the UK Services Division at Unipalm, later Computerlinks.

Working within distribution, Kathryn has been responsible for managing well-established technologies, introducing new vendors to the channel and creating, developing and launching cutting-edge and traditional value added services.

Kathryn has built a vast array of total security solutions, identifying markets and matching customer needs with innovative solutions.  Her major strengths lie in taking new products and services to market, helping build and extend channels and grow business for vendors and customers alike.  Goto-market strategy, branding, marketing, contract negotiation, commercial agreements, customer engagement and relationship building are all areas in which Kathryn is accomplished, and enjoys.

It is this experience, enthusiasm and creative thinking that Kathryn brings to Cyber Business Growth to assist customers in achieving their own specific business goals.

Dominic Wordsworth

Solutions Director

Dominic has worked in the IT industry for 20 years, across a broad range of technologies. Working alongside key Vendors, Distributors, Partners and End Users, Dominic’s principle focus has been on establishing and growing new disruptive technology businesses in the UK and across EMEA.

12 years at Computerlinks brought exposure to innovation across Security and Networking, Virtualisation, Workspace, Mobility and Storage. As a result, Dominic has a unique perspective on the challenges faced by the IT Channel and End User consumers of technology. Dominic ultimately ran the division at Computerlinks responsible for introducing and driving innovation across the Group.

More recently, Dominic was the Worldwide Director of Channels at Atlantis Computing with responsibility for managing the global partner, distribution and alliances network.

Dominic is an enthusiastic evangelist of new tech and working with companies to drive agile innovation for the purpose of delivering business benefit.

Jessica Hayward

Marketing Director

Jessica is a trusted and proven multi-disciplined Marketing Professional with  over 20 years’ experience within the Cyber Security Industry.  Jessica’s most recent role was as Head of Marketing at SecureData and played an intricate part of the management team. Since then Jessica has been working as virtual Marketing Director and has been the lead consultant in several client projects for Go-to-Market and market intelligence.

Jessica’s has built a multitude of skills and expertise over the years and her key strengths include; strategy and planning, go-to-market planning and launches, re-branding, product positioning, budget management, staff mentoring and management, lead generation inclusive of event planning and execution, telemarketing management, PR and thought leadership, digital marketing and marketing automation.

Chris Core

Finance Director

Chris has over 25 years’ experience managing corporate finance and guiding teams through periods of financial change.

He has worked and gained his vast experience in the Shop fitting, Property Development, Mobile telecommunications and retail industries in roles varying from Accountant to Financial Director gaining valuable experience managing company financial affairs.

At CBG he is responsible for all aspects of company reporting, planning and analysis as well as acting as a sound board/commercial advisor to the company stakeholders when working on strategy and forecasting. In his role as Financial Director he is particularly tasked with the forward planning of the business over the coming years.

Emma Braithwaite

Business Operations Manager

Before working for CBG Emma worked for two years at a charitable organisation, however her background is in entertainment, having worked for Paramount Pictures managing DVD and Blu-ray releases for the UK, France and Germany. Prior to this she worked for Warner Music UK, managing new music releases and then moved to a role at Sony BMG.
Emma is proactive and analytical in her approach to work and her key strengths lie in her strong organisational skills and attention to detail, which come from a proven track record of managing multiple, concurrent, high-profile projects; working to strict deadlines; and liaising closely with clients and suppliers across different continents to ensure results are delivered on time. Emma also has an honours degree in Management from the University of Manchester.

Ben Bidnell

Non-executive Director

Ben Bidnell is a Partner in leading London based accountancy firm Shipleys LLP with over 20 years of  experience providing commercial, corporate finance and assurance services to  SME and Mid Cap companies (UK and International) across a range of industries and sectors including media, technology and financial services.

Ben’s career began at Deloitte where he spent seven years in the Cambridge office in the mid 1990s at the time of the city’s emerging technology  boom. He then moved to London to join Shipleys LLP in 2002, becoming a Partner in 2006.

He has an interest in the emergence of cyber and cloud based technologies and the impact and opportunities for consumers and businesses.

Ben brings his experience to complement the rest of the Cyber Business Growth team.