Key IQ's Managing Director awarded MBE

Dr Emma Philpott MBE was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list June 2019 for services to cyber security.

Business Live, 7th June 2019 [read more]


Key IQ's Technical Director sits on business pitch panel at University of Worcester event

Dr Adrian Burden joined other panel members from Worcestershire to judge a series of entrepreneur pitches.

University of Worcester, 8th April 2019 [read more]




New campaign highlights apprenticeship opportunities in Malvern Hills

Key IQ, and one of our apprentices Charles Aljaradat, was featured in this article about support for apprentices in the Malvern Hills district.

Malvern Gazette, 25th July 2018 [read more]

Dr Adrian Burden appointed a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

The Royal Society has launched a new Entrepreneur in Residence scheme, and our Technical Director Dr Adrian Burden will be working with the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham through the social enterprise Innovate Malvern CIC.

The Royal Society, 20th March 2018 [read more]

Entrepreneurial Students and Pupils Pitch Ideas to Business Experts

Dr Adrian Burden, Key IQ's Technical Director, sat on the panel of local business professionals and entrepreneurs to hear students pitch their business idea at the University of Worcester.

University of Worcester, 19th March 2018 [read more]

Malvern Hills businesses turning to apprenticeships to fill skills gap

Key IQ, a business and technology consultancy which also manages the Wyche Innovation Centre, recently took on two new apprentices in the form of 19-year-old James Brewer from Malvern and Charles Aljaradat, also 19, from Worcester.

Malvern Observer, 17th January 2018 [read more]



Maxmising value in your startup

Dr Adrian Burden's book, Start to Exit, was featured in KE Matters, the magazine for knowledge exchange professionals.

KE Matters, p.14, Autumn 2017 [read more]

Key IQ's Technical Director is author of new business book Start to Exit

Dr Adrian Burden's new title about maximizing the value in your start-up is now available on Amazon.

Business & Innovation Magazine, 26th October 2017 [read more]

Local Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship benefits from Energy Efficiency advice and grant funding 

The Business Energy Efficiency Programme enables the Wyche Innovation Centre to improve double-glazing, enhance loft insulation and install LED lighting.

Worcestershire Business Central, 14th July 2017 [read more]

TechNation 2017 report cites Key IQ's Wyche Innovation Centre as a notable workspace 

The TechNation 2017 report that highlights the UK's digital tech economy featured Worcester & Malvern as a significant UK cluster, mentioning the Wyche Innovation Centre.

TechNation report, 22nd March 2017 [read more]



Key IQ provides high-tech placements

News about our variety of work experience, student and apprenticeship placements providing unique training opportunities for students and young professionals.

Malvern Gazette, 25th July 2016 [read more]

Wyche Innovation Centre to be presented as a case study at the Facilities Show 2016, London

Dr Adrian Burden to give a presentation titled "Creating and running a Business & Innovation Centre in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."

Facilities Show 2016, 22nd June 2016

Key IQ's Technical Director an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Worcester

Dr Adrian Burden is one of the first wave of Entrepreneurs in Residence at the Worcester Business School.

Worcester News, 14th March 2016 [read more]   

Key IQ highlighted in TechNation 2016 report

Key IQ Ltd, the Wyche Innovation Centre and the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster are highlighted in the 2016 report of technology clusters in the UK. 

TechNation, 11th February 2016 [read more



Malvern emerges as cyber valley

Of all 21 locations identified by government as a tech cluster, most surprising is the picturesque and peaceful hillside town of Great Malvern. Emerging from beneath this rural exterior are 80+ companies focusing primarily on cyber-security. Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director at Key IQ Ltd, provided an overview.

TechCityinsider, 24th August 2015. 

The woman behind Malvern's cyber valley

BQ reporter Frank Holwell meets Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of Key IQ Ltd, to understand the true scope and value of the UK cyber security business and the makeup of 'cyber valley'.

BQ Magazine, 21st August 2015 [


Dr Adrian Burden spoke at Birmingham's Fusion Meet-up about Starting, growing and exiting a high tech business.

Fusion Meet-up, 9th July 2015 [read more

Inspiring careers in STEM

Dr Adrian Burden spoke at Malvern's Business Briefing about programmes to encourage students to take up science, technology, engineering and maths careers and some of the local initiatives currently active.

Malvern Business Briefing, 2nd July 2015, featured in Malvern Gazette 8th July 2015 [read more]

Key IQ cited in Tech City UK's TechNation Report

A survey of the UK's technology clusters recognises the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster (#cybervalley) and the role being played by Key IQ Ltd in facilitating its growth.

Tech City UK TechNation report, April 2015 [download]

Managing Director of Key IQ, Dr Emma Philpott, features on BBC's In Business

Peter Day explores how companies are coping with the increasing demands of keeping their IT fit for purpose and managing risks and threats in cyber space.

BBC Radio 4, 9th April 2015 [listen]

Technical Director makes it on the Maserati 100 list of entrepreneurs

Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director of Key IQ, is featured in the Maserati 100 list of entrepreneurs.

The Sunday Times, 22nd February 2015 [read more]



Malvern Festival of Innovation a great success 

The 2014 edition of the Malvern Festival of Innovation, organised by Key IQ, had a record attendance with successful business symposia, schools outreach events, formal dinner, and Family Day.

Worcester News, 8th October 2014 [read more]

ADS and UK Cyber Security Forum announce partnership 

This new partnership aims to address the real barriers cyber security SMEs face in business development. The UK Cyber Security Forum is managed by Key IQ Ltd from the Centre.

3rd October 2014 [read more]

Festival of Innovation set for return 

Nationally acclaimed Malvern Festival of Innovation, organised by Key IQ from the Centre, returns for its third successive year 1st-4th October 2014.

Malvern Observer, 24th September 2014 [read more]

Editorial: Cyber-security whistles for attention

News about the SINET Security Innovation Network conference in London highlighting Key IQ, the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster and the Malvern Festival of Innovation.

Global Government Venturing, 21st September 2014 [read more]

Vince Cable announces £4m boost for cyberspace security

News that the Business Secretary has appointed Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of cyber and technology catalyst Key IQ, to establish regional networks of small companies working in cyber security.

Worcester News, 16th September 2014 [read more]
SC Magazine, 16th September 2014 [read more]
Business Technology, 16th September 2014 [read more]
The Daily Mail, 16th September 2014 [read more]

Cyber security entrepreneurs: balancing secrecy and publicity 

Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of Key IQ and founder of the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is quoted in this article by John Murray Brown in the FT.

Financial Times, 6th August 2014 [read more]

Malvern companies among cyber security winners

Technology Strategy Board's Severn Valley Cyber Launchpad Competition winners were announced and Key IQ is helping the Board to run the support programme for the initiative.

Malvern Gazette, 29th April 2014 [read more]

Expert from Malvern will attend major cyber security conference

Dr Emma Philpott, founder of the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster, will sit on a panel of industry experts at Coventry University on Friday May 23rd.

Worcester News, 7th April 2014 [read more]

New class attracts Malvern's young computer wizzkids

News about the regular Raspberry Pi jams being held up at the Centre in collaboration with Key IQ, Little Pi Shop, STEMNet, and Three Counties CAS.

The Worcester News, 21st February 2014 [read more]

Have your say on new revolution map

News about the Technology for Tourism group's 3D Virtual Malvern Hills project. The group is hosted by Key IQ and meets monthly at the Wyche Innovation Centre.

The Malvern Observer, 29th January 2014 [read more]

Malvern Cyber Security Cluster featured in a piece by Peter Day, BBC Business

Peter visited the Centre in December 2013 and references Key IQ's managing director Dr Emma Philpott and her work to found and develop the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster.

BBC Business News: 14th January 2014 [read more]
BBC Radio 4 In Business: 16th January 2014 [read more]



Firms unite to fight cyber crime

The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster that is managed by Key IQ and meets monthly at the Wyche Innovation Centre, is cited in this BBC News article.

29th December 2013, BBC News [read more]

Government avert cyber security 'gap' with drive to recruit computer skills

The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is cited by Francis Maude in this national press article.

12th December 2013, The Guardian [read more]

Key IQ Ltd a finalist in the Midlands Business Awards 2013

Key IQ shortlisted for the Corporate Commitment to the Community Award category for its work in developing the Wyche Innovation Centre and Malvern Hills GeoCentre.

10th October 2013 [read more]

Malvern Festival of Innovation a finalist in 2013 Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence

Key IQ Ltd, the organiser of the Festival, is in the running for the Best Festivals and Events Award.

3rd October 2013 [read more]

Budding entrepreneurs urged not to miss the bus in Malvern

The StartUp Britain Bus visited our Centre in Malvern on Wed. 24th July as part of a national tour to help people who have ever thought about running their own business or growing an existing enterprise.

5th July 2013, Worcester News.

Information economy strategy - Strategy from government and industry for the future of the information economy.

The Malvern Cyber Security Cluster is cited as a key case study in this new strategy document from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

14th June 2013 [read more]
Further mention of this case study by Titania Ltd in their press release.

Visitors flock to hi-tech base

Report about the official opening of Key IQ's Malvern Hills GeoCentre - a well-attended event at which Chris Darmon, President of the Geopark Way and Chairman of the Youth Hostels Association cut the ribbon.

10th June 2013, Malvern Gazette [read more] and from the Earth Heritage Trust news

Malvern-based 'good guys' fighting back against cyber crime

News about the developments in 'Cyber Valley', highlighting the role of our Centre for incubating start-ups in this sector, as well as mentioning our resident company IASME and the Malvern Cyber Security Cluster that is managed from here.

22nd May 2013, Malvern Gazette [read more]

 "Seven or Never”: Emerging Technology’s Seven-Year Odyssey

Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director of Key IQ, talks about the time-line and challenges of taking a new innovative technology to market

21st May 2013, IEEE Spectrum [read more] 

Faster internet now on its way...

Articles about the delays to the 'superfast' broadband in Malvern, and referencing the impact it is having on the businesses in the Wyche Innovation Centre* that Key IQ manages.

29th June 2012, Malvern Gazette [read more]
26th April 2013, Malvern Gazette [read more]
*Superfast broadband is now in place (Oct 2013).

Could the next iPhone roll up to fit in your pocket?

Dr Adrian Burden, Technical Director of Key IQ, is quoted in a piece about the future of bendable displays and other consumer gadgets.

15th April 2013, The Daily Mail [read more]

Malvern Cyber Security Cluster on Radio 4

Dr Emma Philpott, Managing Director of Key IQ, was featured on a BBC Radio 4 programme about cyber security.

5th March 2013, Worcester UK
Also featured in

It's cyber war... send for Dad’s Army

The Malvern Cyber Security Network, managed by Key IQ, is highlighted in a feature about the UK cyber security strategy.

17th January 2013, The Daily Telegraph, London UK [read more]

Adrian Burden is named Malvern's StartUp Local champion

Malvern-based entrepreneur and Technical Director of Key IQ Ltd, Dr Adrian Burden, has been named as Malvern’s StartUp Local champion by the national campaign StartUp Britain.

14th January 2013, Malvern UK [read more]

The Best of Both Worlds - Hot Desking and Home Working

New hot desk zone opens at Key IQ's Wyche Innovation Centre on the Malvern Hills

9th January 2013, Malvern UK [read more]



Best start-ups: the expert's view

The inaugural Malvern Festival of Innovation, organised by Key IQ, was cited as the best start-up initiative for 2012 by entrepreneur Luke Johnson in The Sunday Times.

23rd December 2012, The Sunday Times, London UK [read more]

Innovation firms to showcase goods

News of the inaugural Malvern Festival of Innovation, organised by Key IQ Ltd, in association with Malvern Hills District Council and supported by numerous sponsors, including QinetiQ, to promote innovation in technology and business.

1st November 2012, Malvern / Hereford UK

Dr Adrian Burden a judge at Nanochallenge and PolymerChallenge 2012

Dr Burden, the Technical Director of Key IQ Ltd, participated in the international panel of judges at the annual Nanochallenge and PolymerChallenge event held at the University of Padova in Italy.

30th October 2012, Padua, Italy

Schemes propose new visitor centres for the hills

Article about the new visitor information centre that is being planned* for one of our units at the Centre. The facility will be the official visitor centre for the Geopark Way, a 109-mile trail running through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark.

9th July 2012, Worcester New [read more]
*The Malvern Hills GeoCentre will be opening its doors to the general public on Saturday 25th May 2013 with the official opening celebrations on Saturday 1st June 2013.

New Life for Local Building

Brief article about the plans for the Wyche Innovation Centre soon after we acquired the former Skot Transformers building.

6th March 2012, all about Magazines [read more]

Business Accelerator and Technology Centre to open on the Malvern Hills

Wyche Innovation Centre to provide serviced offices and R&D space to incubate high-technology businesses

7th February 2012, Malvern UK  [read more]

Cyber Security

Small businesses can learn how to better protect themselves online during a free cybersecurity seminar in Malvern, organised by Key IQ.

25th January 2012, Malvern UK [read more]



Barcodes set to bring hi-tech to county town

Key IQ launches a new project using the latest mobile phone technology to provide information to visitors in Malvern.

1st December 2011, Worcester UK  [read more]

Latest mobile phone technology to support tourism in the district

A new project from Key IQ which uses cutting-edge mobile phone technology to provide information to tourists and local people in and around Malvern and on the Route to the Hills.

1st December 2011, Malvern UK

Codes could open up hills to mobile phone users

A Key IQ project could allow visitors to access a whole host of interesting information about points of interest on the Malvern Hills simply by scanning a barcode with their mobile phone

12th September 2011, Malvern UK  [read more]

A smart (phone) way to get around the hills

Smartphone users could soon be tapping into wealth of information about the Malvern Hills if a trial period is given the go ahead to Key IQ

8th August 2011, Malvern UK [read more]

Technical exhibition at the Chase

A technical exhibition organised by Key IQ is to take place at The Chase high school with more than 30 local exhibitors

17th February 2011, Malvern UK [read more]

Celebrate Malvern's involvement in technology 

Malvern's long-running involvement in cutting edge technology will be celebrated during a special dinner next month at Malvern College organised by Key IQ.

2nd February 2011, Malvern [read more]

Tech exhibition aims to snare science students 

Local technical companies are being invited to take part in an exhibition organised by Key IQ aimed at sharing expertise, forming business partnerships and unearthing the next generation of science workers.

9th January 2011, Malvern  [read more]