Security specialist Adarma, previously known as ECS Security, has spun out of the ECS Group.
The business will be spearheaded by David Calder and Nathan Dornbrook, with backing from Livingbridge. The company was around for nearly 20 years, and Adarma has 250 staff and a strong enterprise customer base. The firm provides a range of security services, including SOC design, build and operation.
David Calder, MD and co-founder of Adarma, said that it had wanted to strike out on its own to have an increased focus on the security space.
“Our decision to create Adarma is part of our desire to focus exclusively on the security space to become the UK market leader for FTSE 250 organisations across a broad range of industries. We are thrilled to receive backing from Livingbridge as we start this new chapter in our journey”, he said.
Nathan Dornbrook, CTO and fellow co-founder of Adarma, said that it would be emphasising the skills it could bring to bear on a market where shortages of expertise was a pressing issue.
“Our clients tend to have complex environments, with technical and cultural requirements that define them in often unique ways. Our teams are made up of skilled and highly certified practitioners that have deep, real-world expertise in working with large organisations”, he said.
Paul Thomson, group chief executive at ECS, said that it made sense for ECS Group and Security to separate, allowing the companies to further focus on their core areas of expertise.
“For the Group, this also enables us to expand our core offerings and expertise in digital transformation in our key markets namely, enterprise IT infrastructure and public cloud, as well as investing heavily to build out other areas of the business,” he said.