Junior Copywriter Wanted **Position Filled**

Junior Copywriter

Job Role: Junior Copywriter
Reporting to: Marketing Manager
Salary: £18,000 – £20,000
Job type: Full time
Start: ASAP
Location: Ideally South Wales or South West England

The opportunity

TiG/ThirdSpace is an award-winning cyber security and cloud managed service provider. We offer a complete suite of digital services based on Microsoft technology for organisations that require secure, modern working and digital transformation.

We have big ambitions for growth over the coming years and are looking for a Junior Copywriter to join our Marketing team. You’ll work closely with our Copywriter, marketing, and other teams across the business to implement a content strategy and plan.

This is an entry-level role that would suit a graduate looking for their first copywriting position, or someone in the early stages of their career who wishes to develop or progress in a content role within the technology industry.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Researching and writing content, including news articles, blogs, case studies, newsletters, emails, infographics, and internal communication materials.
  • Working with the marketing team to develop a 12-month content plan, and to help implement the plan on a monthly basis.
  • Writing or re-writing content for email marketing campaigns.
  • Liaising with relevant teams and subject experts across the business to gather information and/or seek final approval on drafts.
  • Ensuring all copy is well written, logically structured, and grammatically and factually correct.
  • Proofreading content and documents to ensure they are error-free.
  • Publishing content on the company website (WordPress CMS).
  • Obtaining relevant imagery to accompany articles, blogs, case studies, etc. – ensuring adherence to copyright rules.
  • Working with in-house and external design resources to produce graphics/designs to accompany content, such as infographics and illustrations.
  • Attending weekly marketing meetings and providing an update on content progress and highlighting any issues.
  • Assisting with other general marketing duties as and when required.

The experience we’re looking for:

  • A graduate with a relevant degree in English, Journalism, or Creative Writing. Alternatively, 1-2 years’ experience in a similar copywriting role.
  • The ability to show a portfolio/examples of writing. This could be from previous roles, work experience, internships, university projects, etc.
  • Experience in adapting a content approach and tone of voice for different audiences.
  • Knowledge of SEO content principles would be an advantage, as would experience writing for the technology sector.
  • Experience using a WordPress Content Management System (CMS) and Adobe Creative Cloud would be an advantage but not essential.

The type of person we’re looking for:

  • A team player with the ability to also work on your own initiative.
  • A flair and passion for writing that captures the attention and connects with the reader.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to spot typos and errors.
  • Highly organised with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • A genuine interest in technology.

What we’re offering:

  • Salary up to £20,000 (depending on experience).
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Flexibility (including a mixture of home and office-based working).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Life assurance.
  • Income protection.
  • Company laptop.
  • Training opportunities.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

How to apply:

Apply by emailing hr@tig.co.uk.

Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.


BVCA Webinar: How cyber security resilience can grow and protect portfolio ROI

BVCA Webinar: How cyber security resilience can grow and protect portfolio ROI

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Watch our latest webinar run exclusively with The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and learn how improved cyber resilience helps to grow and protect portfolio businesses.

60% of SMEs go out of business within six months of falling victim to a data breach or cyber-attack.”

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Listen, as our experienced industry experts discuss ways in which improved security posture and modern security operations can drive rapid business improvements and create extra value within your portfolio.

The panel shares tips, experiences, and insights on the latest Microsoft solutions, so you can fast-track your journey to cyber resilience.

This is your opportunity to understand:

  • The latest trends relating to cyber-attacks and risks for SMEs
  • How and why investments in cyber security can boost portfolio ROI
  • Where Private Equity firms should be prioritising portfolio security improvements
  • Which Microsoft security tools are protecting businesses like yours

Watch on-demand now

Panel of speakers:

Tim Dunn
Partner, Phoenix Equity

Des Lekerman
CEO, ThirdSpace/TiG

Thomas Nielsen
Portfolio Director (Technology and Data), Mayfair Equity Partners

Mike Robb
Chief Technology Officer, Livingbridge

Simon Steward
Tech Specialist, BGF

Lewis Coburn
Marketing Manager, Third Space/TiG


A false sense of security: Is your managed service provider a ticking time bomb?

Darren Howells

With attacks on the rise and new cyber legislation on the horizon, now is the time to assess your managed service provider to make sure they’ve got what it takes to keep you secure.

Organisations rarely manage their IT infrastructure alone, often outsourcing to a managed service provider (MSP) to keep on top of the day-to-day running of their environment and provide basic security measures. That used to be enough – but not anymore.

Following another record-breaking 12 months for cyber incidents, the UK government has proposed new changes to legislation – potentially requiring IT service providers to prove they have the security systems and expertise in place to keep their clients secure.

The world’s rapid switch to remote working has seen the number and severity of cyber attacks rise exponentially, and many MSPs are struggling to stay secure amid the deluge. A recent survey revealed that 96% of MSPs are worried they could suffer a security breach that would compromise a client’s infrastructure*.

This is of particular concern to small and mid-sized businesses, who typically rely on IT support services more than larger companies who can afford to develop those capabilities inhouse. To make matters worse, SMEs are particularly attractive targets as they’re often easier to breach and suffer a much bigger impact to their bottom line – making a tasty ransomware pay-out more likely.

In this blog, we’ll explore the potential impact of these legislative changes and offer advice on what you can do now to ensure your current or considered MSP will meet the new standard and keep your organisation secure.

The NCSC Cyber Assessment Framework – A new standard for MSPs?

The government proposals follow on from a recent industry consultation on digital supply chains and third-party IT services conducted by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS).

The consultation began in May 2021 after a series of cyber incidents, including the widely reported SolarWinds breach, raised concerns about how third-party IT service providers could be exploited to target downstream customers.

The industry survey found that 82% of respondents felt that developing new legislation could be a solution to improve security in the IT service supply chain.

One potential policy presented by the DCMS would see MSPs legally required to meet the requirements outlined in the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Cyber Assessment Framework.

Under this new policy, MSPs would need to demonstrate wide security knowledge across identity and access management, through to more advanced measures such as proactive security monitoring and discovery.

Additional plans include new procurement rules to ensure the public sector only buys from firms with proven cyber security capabilities.

Many companies currently using a specialist IT support service will assume that their systems and data are safe and protected. This is often not the case, as very few MSPs can field a dedicated security function to protect their own environment – let alone yours as well.

This presents a window of opportunity for attackers, and it’s one the government is keen to close.

Why now and what’s the danger for SMEs?

The past two years have seen a dramatic increase in cyber attacks across the board as the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses of all sizes to move almost entirely online.

Easy enough for larger organisations with dedicated security budgets, but SMEs are finding themselves dangerously exposed thanks to an unsecured remote workforce and limited internal security knowledge.

The US National Cyber Security Alliance estimates that 60% of small businesses that suffer a cyber attack go out of business within six months. Not surprising, given that Gartner puts the average cost of a ransomware attack at £130,000 – and yet, these are the organisations with the least amount of security in place.

“85% of SMEs agree that cyber security issues would have a detrimental impact on business, with 57% saying they would most likely go out of business.” – European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), ‘Cybersecurity for SMEs’ 2021 Report.

But what are these businesses supposed to do without access to the same security skills and resources as a large enterprise?

A popular solution is for SMEs to outsource to a managed service provider, thereby gaining access to the technical knowledge and resources they could never develop inhouse. But with new legislation on the way and an ever-growing threat landscape – how confident are you that your MSP can deliver when it comes to security?

When are the changes likely to take place?

Now that the consultation has concluded, the government will work to develop a detailed policy proposal and review existing laws and measures that encourage good cyber security in IT service providers.

A new national cyber strategy is expected to be launched sometime before the end of this year, but it may be a while before the new changes become law – with some speculating it’ll be 2023 at the earliest.

But that’s no reason to be idle in the meantime. With remote working here to stay and cyber attack statistics only heading in one direction, now is a good time to examine your existing IT service supply chain and ensure that your chosen MSP is fully compliant with the NCSC’s Cyber Assessment Framework.

The NCSC has a useful 12 step approach to assess your supply chain, helping you understand the risks, establish control and assurance arrangements, and continuously improve security.

How to pick a future-proof MSP

Any MSP worth its salt should have some security assurances in place, but here are some key things to look out for to help identify an MSP that will keep you secure and be ready to meet the new requirements.

If you’d like more advice on how to choose a managed security services partner, visit our sister site ThirdSpace.net to download the complete guide.

Security certifications

First, look at whether they’ve achieved any industry-recognised security certifications. Good ones to look out for are the government-backed Cyber Essentials Plus programme or an ISO 27001 certification. These will help shortlist MSPs who already meet the NCSC’s framework requirements.

Case studies and experience

Secondly, ask for relevant references and case studies that demonstrate experience with cyber security.

Check what policies and procedures they have in place internally to provide assurances that your – and your customer’s data – is secure. Browse their website for reviews and awards to see if they’ve been recognised for their expertise by client and partner organisations.

“Not all MSPs can offer both support AND security. Under this new legislation, you’re definitely going to need both – so do your homework and make sure they’ve got the capability to keep you secure.” – Mat Richards, Head of Mobility & Security, Tig/ThirdSpace.

Reputation and market standing

Also, research their history and standing as an MSP. Do they have a good reputation for security? What security-specific services do they offer? Will they proactively monitor for threats and support you in the event of an attack?

Are they upfront about security measures or are their responses vague and unclear?

If the answers are vague, chances are they’ll fall short of the requirements when the new legislation comes in – leaving you exposed to potential threats – so it’s best to be sure.

Next steps

TiG/ThirdSpace are experts in identity, cyber security, and IT managed support services working with SMEs and leading enterprise organisations to provide secure digital solutions for ambitious companies wishing to grow.

Visit our secure managed services page to find out more about how we can help your organisation.

*VansonBourne, ‘MSPs speak: cyber security and the future role of the MSP’, 2021.

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How technology is changing private equity

How technology is changing  private equity

Insights from the digital front line

The investment industry is going through an era-defining age of technological advance. It is one in which private equity firms are beginning to realise the value that can be added to their portfolio companies, and their own funds, through the process of digital transformation.

This discussion document is based on a series of interviews with the technology and operational leads from private equity funds, each with different investment strategies, markets and approaches.

We’ve added these to our own experiences with clients and some wider information to provide insights under six headings, which will form the basis for a series of discussion events we will hold during 2022.

We hope you find this paper both illuminating and useful.

Six insights

  1. Data as a source of competitive advantage
  2. Cloud based technology drives portfolio profitability 
  3. Data security reassures investors
  4. Users need to feel in control
  5. The importance of culture
  6. New technology will underpin the private equity firm of  the future

Want to know more?

Fill the form and download the paper below.

Cloud Identity Clinic

Cloud Identity Clinic

Are you transitioning to The Cloud and looking for a better way to manage your identities?

Whether your business is deploying a new business app, collaborating with partners, or digitally transforming from on-premises identity to a broader cloud approach, Azure AD should be at the heart of your identity and access management strategy…

This roundtable organised in collaboration with our partner ThirdSpace will show you how Azure AD can accelerate access, improve scalability, achieve real control – and help you remain secure.

We’ll help you identify:

  • The important gaps in your identity strategy
  • How to extend your existing identity systems to the Cloud
  • How to provide a true and productive single identity approach
  • How cloud managed identity rapidly improves your security

Using a range of interactive tools and whiteboarding, our Cloud Identity experts will help you understand how to maximise the value out of Azure AD and your Microsoft licencing.

To get the most out of this event please come prepared to discuss your challenges and environment. This session is ideal for C-suite, senior managers, and IT decision makers.

 

Sorry this event has already completed – please check back at a later date for new and updated events from TiG/ThirdSpace.

Event info

Event Date: Thursday 11th November 2021 (event finished)

Where: 100% Virtual via Microsoft Teams

FREE-TO-ATTEND

Marcus Idle

Head of CIAM and IP Development, ThirdSpace

Dave Guest

Solution Architect and Technology Evangelist, ThirdSpace 


Compliance Accelerator Workshop

Compliance Accelerator Workshop

You’ve got sensitive data. We can help you keep it safe and stay compliant.

Workshop deliverables

The amount of data organisations produce, process, and manage is increasing in volume and complexity – at the same time, threats are more sophisticated than ever and regulatory bodies are putting on the squeeze.

A compliance workshop is a great first step for your organisation to understand the solutions and tools available to discover, protect, and govern business data – and reduce your compliance risk!

What you’ll get from this workshop:

  • Understand Microsoft’s vision for compliance and risk management – and learn about the latest information protection tools.

  • Identify where your organisation’s critical gaps are when it comes to compliance – using an innovative compliance check tool and immersion experience.

  • Create an assessment of your risk management priorities and compliance requirements.

  • Understand and prioritise how to mitigate potential compliance risks.

Want to know more? Download the workshop descriptor below – then use the short form to register your interest.

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You could be eligible to get this workshop for free, utilising Microsoft funding. Register your interest to find out more.

Register your interest

Cyber Security Accelerator Workshop

Cyber Security Accelerator Workshop

Uncover the cyber threats your organisation is exposed to and experience the power of integrated threat monitoring and protection.

Workshop deliverables

The days of on-premises security and a simple firewall are gone. Your organisation is exposed to threats from cloud apps, remote users, unprotected devices…you name it.

Modern threats require a modern, connected, cloud-based security and threat monitoring solution.

Our Security Accelerator Workshop reveals how Microsoft’s holistic threat monitoring and protection capabilities (built on Azure Sentinel) can help you spot and neutralise threats more effectively – and keep you secure.

What you’ll get from this workshop:

  • Understand how the Microsoft 365 holistic security suite works.

  • Receive a ‘threat check’ assessment across your Microsoft 365 environment.

  • Experience how Azure Sentinel (Microsoft’s cloud SIEM) works within your organisation with a live trial.

  • Obtain an improvements plan/roadmap that covers security priorities and improvement recommendations.

Want to know more? Download the workshop descriptor below – then use the short form to register your interest.

Download the descriptor

You could be eligible to get this workshop for free, utilising Microsoft funding. Register your interest to find out more.

Register your interest

Transition to the Cloud Accelerator

Transition to the Cloud Accelerator

Productivity, collaboration, and teamwork are fundamental to maintaining a motivated workforce and a resilient company.  

Workshop deliverables

Learn how to empower people to be more productive and secure as they adapt to new ways of working with Microsoft 365.

Our Transition to the Cloud Workshop will show you how you can use Microsoft 365 technologies to provide modern, collaborative working experiences whilst simplifying and securing your IT Infrastructure.

Workshop takeaways

  • Understand your secure ‘work from anywhere’ goals and objectives.

  • Understand the ‘art of the possible’ with our customer immersion experience.

  • Identify and understand potential cloud transformation blockers and challenges.

  • Receive a report with actionable recommendations on  implementing hybrid identity, Microsoft Teams and security.

  • Receive a Microsoft Teams and Security Adoption kit, including end-user training and support resources.

Want to know more? Download the descriptor below – then use the short form to register your interest.

Download the descriptor

You could be eligible to get this workshop for free, utilising Microsoft funding. Register your interest to find out more.

Register your interest

Security and Compliance Roundtable

Security and Compliance Roundtable

Join TiG and our partner ThirdSpace in Soho on 26 October 2021 for our Security and Compliance roundtable. We’ll help you get the most out of your Microsoft 365 security licensing and offer practical suggestions for improvements to threat detection and response.

As part of the interactive session, we will:

  • Answer your security concerns with advice specific to your challenges
  • Outline a roadmap to help you achieve a zero trust approach to security
  • Show you tools and tips to identify security gaps and prioritise improvements
  • Walk you through the security solutions included in E3 and E5 licenses
  • Help you apply best practices for identity, information and threat protection
  • Answer questions on information protection and compliance best practice

Limited spaces available.

Book your place via our partner ThirdSpace’s website today – and take control of your security.

This Security roundtable is perfect for CTOs, CIOs, CISO, Heads of Security or IT managers. To get the most out of the session please come prepared to ask anything of our experts with regards to Microsoft 365 and Azure Security.”

 

Sorry this event has already completed – please check back at a later date for new and updated events from TiG/ThirdSpace.

Event info

When: Tuesday, 26 October (Event completed)

Where: Soho, London

FREE-TO-ATTEND

Dave Guest

Solution Architect and Technology Evangelist, ThirdSpace 

Mathew Richards

Head of Mobility & Security, ThirdSpace


Marketing Campaigns and Events Manager position

Darren Howells

About TiG

We believe specialist UK firms deserve the same level of service they would give their own clients.

We know that clients want expertise, a service they can rely on and intimate support from a named individual who knows their business.

We have a desire to be the UK’s most trusted Cloud Service Provider, with a reputation for excellence in customer service and are experts in our field.

To achieve this, we have a relentless pursuit of excellence; take pride in our accomplishment; and have an appetite for more.

TIG Ltd, is an equal opportunities employer. We make recruitment decisions based on qualifications, skill set and experiences. We consider all suitable candidates for recruitment and development regardless of their age, sex, gender reassignment, race, religious beliefs or lack thereof, marital status, disability or sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.

We aim to provide a working environment in which employees are able to realise their full potential and to contribute to its business success; we truly believe that diversity of thought makes us stronger.

We understand that each individual is unique and may have different personal circumstances; therefore we are happy to explore flexible working options to accommodate individuals’ preferences:

With us its personal:
not only for our Client but for our People too.

The Opportunity

Tig/ThirdSpace is an award-winning digital Managed Service Partner and Cyber Security specialist. We provide a fully comprehensive suite of services based on Microsoft technology, for organisations that require secure, modern working and digital transformation.

We have big ambitions for growth and are looking for an ambitious and talented Marketing Campaigns & Events Manger to help us achieve our targets.  You’ll support the Marketing Manager in the planning and execution of a Marketing plan. You’ll also work closely with the Sales Team and other teams across the business to devise and deliver effective, targeted campaigns and events to generate new leads and achieve marketing KPIs.

What you’ll be doing:

As our Marketing Campaigns and Events manager, you’ll need to:

  • Plan, execute and evolve the marketing campaign plan.
  • Create campaigns and deliver marketing activities as outlined in the plan; including event builds in our marketing automation system, creation of email comms, managing event registrations and website updates.
  • Work with the wider Marketing Team to support content/tool creation for social media and sales that will enhance event engagement.
  • Organising and managing a series of events including webinars, roundtables, presentations etc.
  • Write and develop content for campaigns, including web pages, email comms and event invitations
  • Liaise with the Sales team around joined up campaign registration drives, and post-event follow up.
  • Supporting the Sales Team and Microsoft Alliances Team around industry targeted events and campaigns.
  • Supporting the Sales Team in execution of Account Based Marketing initiatives.
  • Manage the build, delivery and execution of the ThirdSpace Annual Microsoft Identity and Security Summit (a large 2-day conference to over 400 delegates)
  • Attend weekly sales meetings, to share upcoming campaign updates and ongoing campaign results
  • Track marketing performance and return on investment and prepare weekly or monthly KPI reports.

The experience we’re looking for:

  • At least 4-5 years’ experience in a campaign marketing role
  • Experience of working within the tech or consultancy industry
  • A strong knowledge of email marketing best practice
  • Event management experience, from initial concept to delivery (in-person and virtual events)
  • Reviewing and evaluating marketing campaign KPIs; including registration performance by channel, event engagement, event attendance % and more.
  • Ability to demonstrate a track record of devising and delivering campaigns that have delivered a tangible ROI
  • Strong experience with HubSpot, Salesforce and WordPress (training can also be provided)
  • Previous experience with Pardot is also preferable

The type of person we’re looking for:

  • A team player with the ability to also work on own initiative
  • A creative, ideas person
  • Very strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly organised with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Problem solver
  • Graduate or equivalent work experience

What we’re offering:

  • A competitive salary (dependent on experience)
  • Flexibility including a mixture of home and office-based working
  • Company laptop and mobile phone
  • Company pension with employee contribution scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection schemes

Apply by emailing hr@tig.co.uk.