Cyber business continues job growth

New hires, Melius Cyber

Melius Cyber based in Newcastle have continued to grow their team with the addition of three new members.  The company has been joined by Hamish Wood, Mark Patterson and James Ball taking the total team size to 11.  The company backed by Mercia Asset Management with funding from the North-East Venture Fund raised a second round of funding earlier this year as it seeks to develop its product and grow sales.

The three new team members bring specific skills to different areas of the business, Hamish Wood has taken up the key role as Head of IT overseeing product development and delivery.  Mark Patterson joins as an experienced Sales Executive with a track record in the sector and the company has partnered with Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University to offer a placement opportunity to James Ball, he will assist in the Sales and Marketing team focussing on digital marketing.

Commenting on the new team members Director David McPherson said “Hiring the right people is key, it sets the tone for the business.  I believe that by getting these people in place we are taking great strides forward in our strategic medium-term goals.  It’s great to have the support of Mercia and the second-round funding has really allowed us to invest in the skills and people we need to be successful.”

Hamish Wood, Head of IT

Hamish brings over 30 years valuable experience across all areas of IT and Cloud Services having worked at organisations such as Great Annual Savings Group, Pulsant and Onyx Group.


Mark Patterson, Sales Executive

Mark brings a wealth of sales and account management experience in cyber and technology solutions for SMEs.  Mark will be focussing on the continued growth of our new client base.


James Ball, Marketing Executive

We are delighted to support Newcastle Business School – Northumbria University by welcoming James on placement to enhance our in-house digital marketing expertise. Enabling and co-ordinating marketing activities to improve our brand awareness.

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