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Paul Atkinson named as new Chair of Scottish Business Resilience Centre



The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has named entrepreneur and angel investor Paul Atkinson as its new Chair.

With considerable experience in working with technology and services companies, he will work closely with the SBRC’s board and chief executive Jude McCorry to further reinforce the value of the organisation to Scottish businesses.

McCorry said: “Over the last 12 months, the SBRC has launched many training programmes and initiatives to not only increase knowledge about cyber resilience but to support overall business resilience in Scotland as we all battle the effects of the pandemic.

“Throughout this, Paul has been heavily involved with the SBRC, particularly in steering the hugely successful Scottish Business Cares initiative.

“He not only brings significant experience as a Chair but as one of Scotland’s most successful entrepreneurs, he has a passion for technology which will support the SBRC as it further evolves.”

Atkinson replaces Paddy Tomkins, who stepped down last year.

The founding partner of Par Equity and non-executive Chairman of Taranata Group said: “Jude and the wider team have transformed the SBRC over the last year and its success is testament to the incredible effort which has been put in.

“In parallel, we have also seen more organisations fall victim to cyber attacks, highlighting the fact that no business can afford to rest on their laurels when it comes to IT security.

“Given the many issues the business community continues to face; it is more important than ever that they are equipped to approach the ongoing challenge of cyber resilience.”

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