A CYBER secuirty recruitment firm has turned over more than £1 million in its second year of trading.

Ryan Surry left a lucrative recruiting role in London to set up Intaso so he could spend more time with his wife and two small children.

He used his contacts and knowledge of the cyber recruitment sector to launch the company in January 2020. Things started well but within weeks the country was locked down as the pandemic hit.

Ryan said: “Recruiters were furloughing staff but we decided to go on the offensive and brought in more staff while talking to the companies in my network about their plans.

“When things started up again we were in pole position to start bringing in business and we haven’t looked back.”

Intaso, which now has ten staff, is set to quadruple that in the coming year. With more and more companies expanding their cyber security departments, Mr Surry said the potential seems limitless.

The company helps its clients find high quality information as well as cyber security experts and sales staff. Its team of 10 staff is set to quadruple in the coming year and more companies are expanding their cyber security departments.

Ryan credits an explosive growth in the industry and the digital marketing provided by Chippenham creative agency Milk and Tweed with helping his company's impressive success.

He said: "The cyber security industry is on an absolute rocket ship and every business needs it. It is the fastest growing technology market and it's growing three times faster than early IT.

"Every single thing that connects to the internet needs securing now and in five years’ time, every single business is going to need a security function.

“The threats from hackers keep changing every day, and they find new ways to breach things. The growth in the industry will never slow down because there are always new threats.”

To meet the ever-expanding demand for new recruits, he is mentoring on schemes to bring in people from other industries, and helping his clients spread their nets wider in their search for staff. 

Milk & Tweed has helped the company's clients by building a salary calculator on its website.

The agency’s creative director Jake Jeffries said: “Ryan wanted the site to look like a young, modern company but obviously with some sophistication."

Mr Surry said: “When 100 per cent of people in my industry spend 90 per cent of their time on a computer it’s essential to have a good online presence."