Ascentor acquired by EMB Group

Ascentor Directors Dave James (3rd from left), Steve Maddison (4th from left) and Paddy Keating (6th from left) with the board of EMB Group and representatives of law firm Geldards.

Leicester head-quartered EMB Group have acquired Ascentor, a leading information risk management consultancy based in Gloucestershire.

Ascentor holds IASME gold status and has a range of significant customers in both the public and private sectors, including the Ministry of Defence.In addition to information risk, their expertise also covers information assurance and information security standards including cyber security. MD Dave James will continue to lead the Ascentor business with fellow shareholders Paddy Keating and Steve Maddison remaining with the business as consultants.

EMB Group specialises in helping organisations of all sizes to become more effective, more efficient and more profitable, by providing market leading accreditation and risk management solutions, business improvement consultancy and through the delivery of a range of publicly funded programmes and is one of Leicestershire’s rapidly growing businesses.

Stephen Smith, EMB Group’s Chief Executive said “We’re delighted to welcome the Ascentor team on board. We’re constantly expanding our portfolio of risk management services to keep pace with contemporary business needs and this development means that our cyber security offering will be first class. We’re firm believers that prevention is better than cure and through Ascentor we’ll be supporting businesses to take the often quite simple steps to protect themselves from the escalating risk of cyber-attack”

Dave James, MD of Ascentor added “EMB is a well respected business working to the same best practice standards as Ascentor. We see a strong fit in terms of the markets we serve and share a desire to offer a professional and pragmatic approach to clients’ information security and certification and accreditation needs. Myself and the rest of the Ascentor team look forward to working closely with our new colleagues at EMB.”

Further information on EMB Group is available at: www.emb-group.co.uk/about-us/

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