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BIT Training: IT and Cybersecurity Training

CEME Business Campus, a leading hub for inspiring and inclusive business growth, and BIT Training, a renowned provider of IT and cybersecurity training, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver a comprehensive range of training courses from the innovative campus in Rainham, Essex.

This collaboration brings together the best of both worlds:

  • BIT Training’s expertise has been shaped over 20 years of experience delivering leading and bespoke training solutions to address tech skills shortages, with expertise in IT, cybersecurity, and project management.
  • CEME’s extensive reach has created a dynamic community of like-minded entrepreneurs and businesses, offering access to flexible workspace, potential funding sources, and exceptional research and development infrastructure.

Combining strengths to create a greater impact. The relationship will help organisations upskill their workforce. The partnership provides businesses and individuals access to high-quality, industry-recognised training in cybersecurity, information security, IT Service Management, network security and project management.

The aim is to jointly boost regional growth by addressing the tech skills gap and contribute to the economic prosperity of the region, aligning with CEME’s mission to inspire inclusive business growth.

By creating a thriving ecosystem, the partnership aims to foster a vibrant ecosystem of learning and innovation where businesses can connect, collaborate, and grow within East London.

“We are excited to partner with BIT Training to bring their leading-edge training courses to our members and the wider community,” said Mujahid Rasheed, Business Growth Director, CEME Business Campus. “This collaboration will equip businesses with the skills they need to thrive in today’s competitive digital landscape and contribute to the economic success of the region.”

“BIT Training is proud to join forces with CEME Business Campus,” said Ben Franklin, CEO of BIT Training. “This partnership allows us to expand into and support such an important tech region in the UK and provide individuals and businesses with the training they need to stay ahead of the curve in the demanding tech world.”

The CEME Business Campus and BIT Training collaboration marks a significant step forward in addressing the tech skills gap and promoting inclusive business growth in the region. Together, they offer a powerful platform for learning, innovation, and success.

About CEME Business Campus:

CEME Business Campus is more than just an inspirational environment for businesses – it’s a dynamic contributor to business growth. Located in Rainham, East London, CEME offers a vibrant community of like-minded entrepreneurs, flexible workspace solutions, access to funding, and exceptional research and development infrastructure.

About BIT Training:

BIT Training, part of BIT Group, is a leading provider of IT and cybersecurity training in the UK. With over 20 years of experience, BIT Training delivers leading and bespoke training and apprenticeship solutions to address tech skills shortages, working with leading industry vendors and delivering ELCAS Resettlement vendor-funded training programmes alongside their growing programme of IT and Cyber Apprenticeship programme.


Yasmin Farrelly, Marketing Executive Apprentice, CEME Business Campus yasmin.farrelly@ceme.co.uk

Sam Snowdon, Marketing Director, BIT Group sam.snowdon@thinkbitgroup.co.uk

Ho ho, oh no! Santa’s got a sack full of cyber attacks

An illustration of bugs and warnings on a computer.

In the run-up to the Christmas festive period, one thing we see is an increase in cyber attacks. With people in the festive mood, using up the last of that annual leave and enjoying the sugar rush can take precedence over cyber awareness and make us more susceptible to attacks. 

Here, Ceme’s Head of IT Chris George explains what you can do to help prevent attacks to your business. 


Phishing is when criminals use scam emails, text messages or phone calls to trick their victims. With companies trying to process their work before Christmas and individuals buying more online, the flood of e-mail receipts might mean we are less vigilant than usual and click on that rogue link.

At this time of year, it more important than ever that your business has a cyber incident response plan. This is a set of instructions designed to help a company prepare, detect, respond and recover from a cyber incident. These plans typically outline the recovery process so that all staff know what is required of them during a cyber incident, and this needs to be understood by everyone in your business.

Many of the electronic devices that we use today hold some form of personal or financial data, which is why it is so important to secure these devices with strong passwords or PIN codes and, where available, encryption should be enabled. We should ensure that these devices are kept up to date with regular software updates. Vulnerabilities found in software are fixed by updates, which can be controlled centrally for large organisations. But for smaller businesses, reviewing the security settings on all devices so that they are regularly updated is a good practice.


Ransomware has been an ever-growing cyber security threat, which could affect any organisation that does not have the right line of defence. Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to data from either your device or at the network level, locking out your device or stealing, deleting or encrypting the data. The best way to protect against this is with regular backups of your systems and data. There are many types of backup solutions, with the best dependent on your business size, requirements and budget. For more information, the National Cyber Security Centre has a Small Business Guide offering some simple steps to significantly protect your business and staff from cyber security risks.