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CYFOR Group Invests in New Digital Forensic Lab in Leicester

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Manchester’s CYFOR Group is expanding regionally with the launch of a new forensic lab in Leicester

This expansion will generate numerous job opportunities to meet rising client demand in the coming months

Following a record-breaking first half of 2024, this new office is set to bolster the company’s growth plans and scalability

Founded in 2002, CYFOR Group has established itself as a leading provider of Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, and eDiscovery services. The company recently expanded its’ operations with the opening of a state-of-the-art digital forensic lab based in Leicester.

CYFOR’s Forensic division is a leader in digital forensics, specialising in extracting and analysing complex data using state-of-the-art techniques. They proudly serve a diverse clientele, including criminal defence solicitors, private sector organisations, police forces, local authorities, and commercial law firms across the UK. Their expertise ensures that crucial digital evidence is uncovered and meticulously analysed to support clients’ needs.

This expansion follows the significant growth in recent years, building on the investment in the Northwest office back in 2019. The new Leicester facility has created numerous job opportunities, including new forensic expert roles, bringing the company’s total workforce to over 50 employees. These new hires will collaborate closely with the established team at the Manchester branch, strengthening the team of experts.

With a projected turnover exceeding record levels in 2024, supported by the investment into the new lab, CYFOR is in a strong position for the next phase of its development and growth plans.

Lawrence Perret-Hall, Chief Operating Officer at CYFOR Group, said:

“We are delighted to announce the grand opening of our state-of-the-art Digital Forensics Lab in Leicester.

This new facility marks a significant milestone in our commitment to enhancing our digital investigative capabilities and supporting the growing demand for our services.

The Leicester lab is equipped with the latest forensic technology and tools, allowing our expert team to conduct thorough and efficient investigations, ensuring that we continue providing the highest level of service to our clients.

The opening of the Leicester Digital Forensics Lab bolsters our technical capabilities and is a testament to our commitment to the local community. We are proud to contribute to the area’s economic growth by creating new job opportunities and actively recruiting talented professionals from Leicester and the surrounding regions. This initiative is part of our CYFOR Group’s broader strategy to futureproof our operations and ensure sustained growth in the ever-changing landscape of Digital Forensics.”

Andrew Frowen, Chief Technical Officer at CYFOR, said:

“The opening of our Leicester lab represents a pivotal step in our growth strategy. We are dedicated to delivering unparalleled forensic expertise and are excited to contribute to the local economy by creating job opportunities in the East Midlands. The new facility is a testament to our ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in forensic investigations.

Our investment in cutting-edge technology and highly skilled forensic investigators will significantly boost our capability to support our law enforcement partners in their critical investigations.”

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