SCOTTISH data analytics innovator Bellrock Technology has successfully listed for the first time on a public sector framework that has generated more than £6 billion in contracts since 2012.
The Glasgow-based firm has won approval for its services on G-Cloud 12, allowing it to compete and bid for a share of around £2 billion in public sector contracts involving Bellrock Technology’s expertise in data analytics.
From this week, Bellrock Technology will provide its full range of data solutions – including Data Science Deployment, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Deployment and Machine Learning – to support Government organisations in their use of data analytics.
The listing represents another significant milestone in what has been an excellent 2020 for the company. Earlier this year, Bellrock Technology, founded by Adam Brown and Professor Stephen McArthur, was the only Scottish firm invited to take part in the GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab.
It will be mentored along with nine other tech businesses which use AI, Data Science and Machine-Learning as part of a 12-week support programme, based out of GCHQ’s Manchester office.
Bellrock Technology also recently welcomed a fresh injection of £1 million from its long-term investors – allowing it to double its workforce to 16 – and completed its new Board with the appointments of Steve Langmead as Chair, Dave McConachie as Chief Commercial Officer, and Hugh Lennie as Chief Financial Officer.
The firm also released the latest version of its proprietary technology – Lumen 6.0 – which was developed from research led by Professor McArthur, who is Deputy Associate Principal for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation at the University of Strathclyde.
Dave McConachie, Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Bellrock Technology’s inclusion in G-Cloud 12 is a hugely significant moment for our business. It gives us the opportunity to be considered as a Data
Analytics supplier for UK Government, as we look to expand our high-quality service in Data Analytics across the whole of the UK.
“It also follows our pride at being the only Scottish company invited to take part in the GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab, which is a huge vote of confidence for the unique approach we offer in delivering data analytics through our Lumen software. Both opportunities will give us a platform to take us into new markets and expand our client base significantly as we continue to move forward this year and into 2021.
“G-Cloud 12, our partnership with UK Cloud and our participation in the GCHQ Innovation Co-Lab allows us to position ourselves as the partner of choice to enhance evidence-based data decision-making for public sector departments.”