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Bridewell Fuels Growth With Strategic Acquisition of Arculus Cyber Security

Published 13 March 2024

We're excited to announce our first acquisition of public sector cyber security specialists, Arculus Cyber Security.

This acquisition will increase our headcount by 15%, with all of Arculus’ employees retained, and triple our public sector revenue. The deal strengthens our public sector footprint and aligns with our overarching, strategic Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) focus.

The founders of Arculus, Cath Downie, Paul Ellis and Austin France, will all stay with the business to help drive our growth across the public sector and expand our offering. Arculus is already embedded with a number of central and local government departments where it has built strong relationships.

The acquisition will also add more accreditations to our growing roster, which currently contains the most NCSC assured services for any cyber security company in the UK. Arculus is an NCSC Assured Cyber Security Consultancy for security architecture, risk management as well as audit and review; it is the only consultancy to hold all three. 

Our technical expertise, strategic insight and holistic approach to cyber security help protect globally recognised CNI organisations, including some of the largest airports, utilities and energy companies, government organisations, financial services and insurance companies. In 2022, we announced our expansion to the US market, opening an office in Houston’s Energy Corridor in Texas.

“Arculus' reputation and growth in cyber security across the public sector is truly remarkable. The decision to bring Bridewell and Arculus together felt absolutely right from a strategic standpoint. It's a perfect fit for expanding our pool of expertise, skills, and accreditations, not to mention boosting our revenue in the public sector space. This step dovetails nicely with our wider growth strategy within Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). Bridewell has grown organically over the last 11 years and we always wanted to make sure that any company joining the Bridewell story had a brilliant culture and reputation. We look forward to welcoming all the Arculus team.”
Anthony Young, CEO of Bridewell


“On behalf of the Arculus team we are delighted to be joining forces with Bridewell and excited about the opportunities that this relationship will bring. Arculus has focused on ensuring the best possible experience for our customers and team and this approach aligns perfectly with our new colleagues at Bridewell. We will be able to offer our customers a wider range of best-in-industry services with Bridewell’s reputation, accreditations and focus on quality so well aligned to our own. We look forward to an exciting journey ahead.“